You have the ability within your Wheaton Google account to generate 10 one-time backup codes that can be used to complete 2-Step Verification during the login process. Although not mandatory, it is good practice to have backup codes readily available.

Some scenarios where backup codes might come in handy are…

  1. You will be studying abroad and you cannot guarantee that your U.S. phone will work. Backup codes can get you by until you get a new phone number.
  2. You are trading in your phone and there may be some amount of time that you will be without service.

To generate your backup codes follow these simple steps…

  1. Log into your Wheaton College account.
  2. Click your user icon on the top right corner of your screen and select “Manage your Google Account”.
  3. On the left side of the screen select “Security”.
  4. In the center of the screen, scroll down to the section labeled “Signing in to Google” and double click on “2-Step Verification”.
  5. Log in with your Wheaton email address and password.
  6. Click on the arrow next to “Backup codes” and copy the codes on the screen.

If you are studying abroad and get a new phone number you should register that new number within your Google account so it can be used to complete 2-Step Verification. To add a new phone, follow steps 1-5 above and then select the “ADD PHONE” option.