CougarNet is Cleveland State’s student portal where students access everything needed to be successful at Cleveland State. You can view admissions and financial aid requirements, register for classes, pay fees, view your class schedule, access online courses, and much more. CougarNet provides direct access to your success coach for help with academic and personal struggles. It also keeps you in the loop on upcoming student events and important deadlines. We recommend that you check your CougarNet account and Cleveland State email account regularly so that you do not miss any important information.


How Set Up Your CougarNet Account
  1. Go to and click on CougarNet at the top of the screen.
  2. Click on “What’s My Username” at the bottom of the login screen.
  3. Use the “N” number (provided in your acceptance letter) and last name to find out what your username is. Your “N” number is considered your Student ID number (Ex: N00#####).
  4. Once you get your CougarNet username, click on continue button, then login with username and default password. Your default password will be your date of birth in this format; day, 3 character month (with 1st letter uppercase), and 4 digit year of birth.
    Example: For the birthdate of August 03, 1995 the password would be 03Aug1995
  5. After you login for the 1st time you will be prompted to answer security questions. After answering security questions you will be prompted to change your password. Write down or store your login information and security questions in a safe place.
If you're unable to complete this process,
please contact the Help Desk at (423) 478-6210 or

Once you create your CougarNet account, log on and start exploring the student portal which is where you will do all of your business with the college. 


Partners & Initiatives

  • Cleveland Bradley Business Incubator
  • America's SBDC Tennesseey
  • Your Skills. Your Future.
  • OneSource
  • Cleveland State Sustainability Initiative
  • TBR The College System of Tennessee
  • TN eCampus
  • Tennessee Transfer Pathway