Adobe Student Eligibility FAQ
Adobe Student Editions are for installation solely on private computers and for non-commercial purposes only. Please note the conditions of eligibility and usage.
What is included in the Student Edition box?
Inside the box you will find the product CD-ROM and a form to be used to request the serial number from Adobe.
Are manuals included with the products?
The product package contains no printed manual. The documentation is provided in electronic form on the CD-ROM.
Do the Student Editions have restricted functionality?
No, however Adobe Student Editions are for installation soley on private computers and for non-commercial purposes only.
Is there a time limit on using Student Editions?
No, there is no time limit for using a Student Edition.
Who may purchase and use Student Editions?
Only full or part-time students enrolled at Higher Education establishments defined as accredited public or private university or college that grants degrees requiring not less than the equivalent of two (2) years study OR students enrolled at an accredited public or private school providing full-time instruction.
How must evidence of eligibility be provided?
The serial number must be applied for from Adobe by e-mail or fax. Proof of eligibility must be enclosed in the application for the serial number.
What kind of evidence is needed?
Students must provide a valid, current student ID that includes name, date, and a photo.
If the student does not have a current student ID with name date and photo, the student must instead provide a valid photo ID, and corroborating evidence of current enrolment:
- Official, current non-photo student ID with name and date
- Official, current school transcript indicating name of school and student
- Official, current school tuition bill indicating name of school and student
- Official, current report card indicating name of school and student
- Other official dated proof of enrolment
How can I be sure that I am eligible?
If you are not sure whether you are eligible, please ask your reseller or send an e-mail query to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do I need a code to activate the product for use?
Yes, you need a serial number before you can install the software. You must request this from Adobe by sending the form found inside the box along with your proof of eligibility by fax or e-mail.
Can I exchange or return the product?
No, the product cannot be exchanged or returned. For this reason please verify before purchasing whether you are an eligible user.
May a Student Edition also be used for commercial purposes?
Student Edition software is for non-commercial purposes only.
How many versions of the Student Edition can I purchase?
Each eligible person may only purchase one Student Edition per product. If further copies are bought by the same person, no serial number will be issued for it.
How many computers may I use the Student Edition on?
The Student Edition may only be used on one computer. This is ensured through a product activation procedure, which is performed online.
Can Student Editions be upgraded?
Student Editions can be upgraded to a commercial version.
May a Student Edition be resold?
No, the Student Edition may neither be sold by the licencee nor given to others for free.
May the Student Edition be made further use of after my graduation/training is complete?
Yes, after termination of your graduation Student Editions may continue to be used for non-commercial purposes only.
May the Student Edition also be used on a computer at school/university?
No, the Student Edition may only be used on the licencee's own private computer.