This FAQ answers questions related to SIS access and use. If you have any further questions, please contact the SIS Security team at email@example.com.
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Requesting SIS Access
Level of Access
|Q: How do I know which access I should check off when submitting the SIS access request form?
A: If you are not sure about which permission groups to request access to, referencing a colleague who performs the same or similar job duties may help.
Visit our website, which includes information on different access permission groups (Information on Completing Access Forms).
If you are still unsure of which permission groups you require, or require specific access not listed on the access form, please complete and sign all mandatory form fields and in your email to SIS Security include details on your work at UBC.
Docket and Admissions Processing Areas
Q: When should I request access to an admissions processing area (Docket screen)?
A: Staff involved in the application and evaluation of prospective students, offers of admission, deferrals and appeals require access to Docket.
If you work in admissions and require access to the Docket screen, you will need to request access to an admissions processing area.
In the "Admissions" section of the SIS access request form, indicate whether you require view-only access or both view and update access, as well as which processing area you require access to. If you do not need docket screen access, leave this section blank. For more details on admission processing areas, refer to the admissions section of our website.
SISC or SSC
|Q: I'm a UBC student needing access to the SISC. Can you give me access?
A: Please note that the SISC is an administrative tool used by UBC staff only. If you are looking for the the Student Service Centre, you can access the SSC at https://ssc.adm.ubc.ca/sscportal/.
If you are a faculty or staff member requiring SISC access, you can find our access request form here.
Employee on Leave
|Q: An employee in my unit is going on leave, should I inform someone?
|A: Yes. You must inform SIS Security when an employee is no longer within your unit by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. This includes employees leaving for any reason (terminations, suspensions, leaves, etc.).
I tried accessing the SISC-Help page and it says "Access denied. This is a protected page". What do I do?
A: To access the SISC-Help page, try adding the following text (including the current date) to the webpage URL: ?siscuser=YYYYMMDD.
For example, you try and access SISC Help on January 1, 2025. If you are directed to the following webpage: https://facultystaff.students.ubc.ca/sisc-help try navigating to https://facultystaff.students.ubc.ca/sisc-help?siscuser=20250101 to access the help page you need.
SISC on Mac
|Q: I am using a Mac and my SISC won't launch.
A: If this is your first time using SISC on your Mac, try the following:
|Q: I am a new instructor/teaching assistant, why am I getting an error message saying I do not have access to the FSC?
|Q: I can't select months past August in Scientia.
|A: The session year ends in August. To select months after August, please select the tab for the following year and then launch Web Room Booking. For example, if you are unable to select months past August in the 2018W_2019S tab, select the 2019W_2020S tab and then launch Web Room Booking.