Apple Inc. has started rolling out mobile student IDs on iPhone and Apple Watch. For the first time, mobile student IDs can be added to the Wallet app in Canada, starting with the University of New Brunswick and Sheridan College this year. In the United States, new schools to adopt mobile student IDs include Auburn University, Northern Arizona University, University of Maine, New Mexico State University, and many more colleges across the country, the company said.
This fall, the University of Alabama will be the first school to exclusively issue mobile student IDs to 38,000 students with eligible devices.
“The response from our campus community for the mobile ID has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Jeanine Brooks, the University of Alabama’s Action Card director. “Going contactless over the last year was an easy transition for us because of it. Using their UA ACT Card in Wallet has saved students — and the university — time and money.”
To enable student IDs on Wallet, Apple said it worked with campus credentialing and mobile access companies, including Transact, CBORD, TouchNet, Atrium, HID Global, and Allegion.