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How do I create an Ascend, Catalyze, or Elevate account?

Click Get Started in the relevant program page: Ascend (colleges), Catalyze (education leaders), or Elevate (K-12), or follow the link in an invitation email. Then, complete the steps below for the appropriate option. 


Note: Individuals who registered before August 2021 must create a new account.

Option 1: Google Authentication

Select if your organization uses Google Workspace / Gmail; password is not required.

  1. Click Sign in with Google

  2. Type in your work-related Google email address and password. If you are already logged into Google, this step will be skipped.

  3. Google will authenticate your credentials and you will directly login to Ascend, Catalyze, or Elevate.


Option 2: Email Address

Select if your organization does not use Google Workspace / Gmail or you prefer to not use Google Authentication. 

  1. Click Sign in with email

  2. Type in your email and click Next

  3. Type in your first name, last name, and create a password. Click Save 

  4. Click the 2 boxes to agree to the terms of use and click Send a Verification Link

  5. Locate the verification email from PERTS (noreply@auth.perts.net) in your email inbox 

  6. Verify your email address by clicking the link in the verification email 

  7. Return to the sign in page and click Sign in with email and follow the prompts to sign in with your new credentials

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