Saint Louis University

Changing Your Google Apps Password

Your Google Apps (e-mail, calendar, documents) password will change when you change your SLU Net ID password at This means you no longer need to change your Google Apps password separately.

To change your Google Apps password separately from your SLU Net ID password, follow these steps:

  1. Sign in to your SLU Google Apps account from either or from
  2. Click the drop-down tab next to your SLU e-mail in the top right corner of the SLU Google mail page. Then click Account
  3. Click Change Password.
  4. On the next screen, enter your current password in the Current password: box. Then create a new password and enter that in the New password: box. Confirm the new password by re-entering it in the Confirm new password: box.

    Note: Google Apps scores your password as you input it to determine how "strong" it is. A strong password contains a mix of upper and lower case letters and at least one number (in digit form).

To change your Google Apps password and your SLU Net ID in one step, visit and follow these steps:

  1. Go to
  2. Log in using your current SLU Net ID and SLU Net password.
  3. Review the requirements for a new password.
  4. Enter your current password in the Old password: box.
  5. Create a new password and enter it in the New password: and Verify Password: boxes.
  6. Click Change Password.

  7. **In some cases, applications will not permit passwords that include special characters such as * & % : @ **

  8. The last step is to sign out of all applications, log off your computer and then log back in to ensure all applications recognize your new password. You will also need to update your password on personal devices that connect to SLU Net wireless and/or use SLU e-mail, such as smart phones and tablets.

SLU's standard policy is that passwords must:

  • Be at least eight characters long.
  • Include at least one numeric characters (0-9).
  • Include at least one uppercase alpha character (A, B, C, D, ...).
  • Include at least one lowercase alpha character (a, b, c, d, ...).