Adobe Creative Cloud for Students

Adobe Creative Cloud is available for free for current Amherst College students by request through AskIT.

Once the request is submitted, please allow 1-2 business days for processing. Once, the license has been granted, you will receive an email to your Amherst account confirming that the license is now available to you.


Installing Creative Cloud Apps

To install any Adobe Creative Cloud applications, we recommend first downloading the Creative Cloud desktop application which is available here. Follow the instructions here to complete the installation.


Once installed, you will be prompted to log in. Enter your email address and if prompted, select that you are logging in with a Company or School account.

Adobe Login Type Selection

From the Creative Cloud desktop application, you will be able to select and download any applications you wish by clicking the Install button.

Creative Cloud Application Selection Window


For additional information on managing your Adobe account through the Creative Cloud desktop application, review Adobe’s documentation here