West Texas A&M University

My WT Account

Set up your WT Account to access email, WTClass, Buff Advisor, and other WT areas.

Activating Your Account

Activate your WT student account by accessing www.wtamu.edu/activate.

You will need:

  • WT ID Number (7 digits, including leading zero(s))
  • Last Name
  • Birth Date

See also: Printable Instructions Activating Your Account

Changing or Resetting Your Password

password entry formChange Your Current Password - If you know your current WTAMU password and need to set a new one, change your password through the Change Password page. Select three security questions that can be used to verify your identity if you need to reset a forgotten WTAMU password. See also: Printable Instructions Changing Your Password

Reset Your Password (Forgotten Password) - If you forgot your WTAMU password and have set up your password security questions, reset your password through the Self-Service Password Reset page.

*Passwords expire every 180 days.

Password Requirements

A strong password is one that is difficult for others to determine by guessing or by using automated programs. A strong password is an important first step in protecting your personal information. A strong password meets complexity.

Complexity Requirements:

  • Contains eight (8) to sixteen (16) characters.
  • Uses three of the following four types of characters:
    • Uppercase letters (A, B, C).
    • Lowercase letters (a, b, c).
    • Numerals (1, 2, 3).
    • Special characters ( ` ~ ! @ # $ % ^ * ( ) _ + - = { } | [ ] \ : " ; ' ? , . / ).
  • Is not a common word or name, or a close variation on a common word or name.
  • Is not one of your twenty (20) previously used passwords.

Your password cannot contain:

  • Spaces, ampersands (&), angle brackets (< >) or non-English characters.
  • Significant portions of your account name or full name.
  • The portion of your e-mail address before the @ symbol.

Using Buff Advisor

Buff Advisor is the WTAMU Student Information System.  Inside of Buff Advisor you will find:Buff Advisor Icon

Financial Information: Financial Aid:
View Account Charges & Payments, Make Payments, Set-up Payment Plan, Emergency Loan Application Financial Aid Forms, Accept/Reject Financial Aid & Scholarship Awards, Get Information
Registration: Academic Profile
Search & Register for Classes, Drop Classes, Manage Your Waitlist Check Your Grades, Class Schedule, Academic History Report, Reserve & Buy Books, Add Parent(s) and Grant Rights to Parent(s)

Student Email at WTAMU

Student Email Icon

WTAMU provides all admitted students with a student email account for the primary reason of communicating official university information. Official university communications such as financial aid, scholarships, bills, etc.., will be emailed to your student email account. You can access your student email account different ways:

  • Log in to MyBuff Portal and click the student email icon at the top of the screen.
    • No password needed to access student email through the portal.
  • Set up your phone or mobile device to access student email.
    (Instructions by device at on the Accessing Email on Your Device(s) page)
    • Your password may be different than the password you set for MyBuff Portal. You will have to know your password - if you do not know your password, please contact the IT Support Center at 806.651.4357 and ask to have your email-only password reset.