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STOP! Are you a VCU student and employee / student worker?

If you are a VCU student who is currently-enrolled in at least 1 credit-bearing course AND you are also a VCU employee (including student workers, work study, graduate assistants, and other student job codes), you need to follow a different set of instructions before you can claim a VCU Adobe Creative Cloud student subscription. 

First, you will need to complete the VCU Adobe Cloud Access Request form located at ALL VCU employees (even student employees) MUST complete this form before being provided with additional instructions for claiming a VCU Adobe Creative Cloud student subscription. 

You will need to be signed-in to your VCU Google Workspace account (""). If you sign-in to a personal Gmail account, this form will not allow you to continue. You MUST first sign-out of all other personal, non-VCU Google accounts and ONLY sign-in to your VCU Google Workspace account ("") to complete this form. 

If you need further assistance, please submit a ticket by visiting and clicking on the "New IT Support Ticket" box; you will need to search for "Adobe Software" or navigate to Teaching & Learning > Instructional Resources > Adobe Software to select the correct category to submit your ticket. 

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If you are NOT a VCU employee and only a VCU student, please visit and sign-in with your VCU eID to claim a VCU Adobe Creative Cloud student subscription.

Important Note: Adobe Creative Cloud may be installed on multiple computers but may only be used on one device at a time. You must use your VCU Adobe account which relies on your VCU eID email address sign-in to access Adobe Creative Cloud apps and features. 

Step 1 - Visit

Step 2 - You will be redirected to the VCU Central Authentication Service (CAS) portal; Enter your VCU eID and password.

Step 3 - Select the Adobe Creative Cloud option from the menu.

Step 4 - Add the appropriate Adobe Creative Cloud to your cart.

Step 5 - Once you have completed the checkout process, click Install  to download the latest version of Adobe Creative Cloud installer to your device. 

Step 6 - Run the downloaded Adobe Creative Cloud installer on your device.

Step 7 - Sign-in with your VCU eID email account ("").

Step 8 - If you are prompted, select the Company/School Account option.

Step 9 - When you reach the VCU Central Authentication Service (CAS) portal, complete the sign-in process using your VCU eID and password.

Reminder:  If you already have a license purchased from Adobe, contact the VCU IT Support Center to receive instructions on how to terminate your personal Adobe agreement. Afterward, you can obtain a VCU student subscription through
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