Eligibility & Getting Access
Creative Cloud is automatically available to all active students, faculty, and regular full- and part-time staff on the Ann Arbor, Dearborn, Flint and Michigan Medicine campuses.
Creative Cloud is not automatically available to the following:
- Affiliates with the HR role of "Trades"
- Temporary Staff
- Sponsored Affiliates
If you are not automatically eligible for Creative Cloud but need it for university related activities, you may request access by completing the Adobe access request form (must be logged in to your @umich.edu account).
The process depends on the kind of account you had. If your previous Creative Cloud account was provided by the university and uses your @umich.edu (or @med.umich.edu) address, you should receive instructions in the email from Adobe that provisions your new Enterprise account. There is more information on the automated asset migration process on the Adobe Website and in their FAQ.
If your old Adobe account was not tied to your @umich.edu address, you will need to manually back up files and sync them to your new account. More information on how to migrate can be found here.
Yes. The University of Michigan has an enterprise agreement (“ETLA”) with Adobe. Because you are included in this contract, individual Creative Cloud subscribers can terminate their contracts and use the U-M license instead without being charged a termination fee.
Per Adobe’s standard terms, individuals are only eligible for a full refund if cancellation is within fourteen days of purchase. Note: Individual CC customers billed on a monthly plan who are switching to Michigan’s enterprise coverage are eligible for a waived early termination fee (normally 50 percent of the remaining contract value). In order to waive this fee, users will need to contact Adobe customer support via chat or phone. Inform the support agent that you are a student or employee at the University of Michigan, and you are provided Adobe Creative Cloud by the university.
Using Creative Cloud Products
You may install and use the software on up to two computers. Some applications, including Premiere Rush, Spark, and others also run on mobile devices, with the ability to share projects seamlessly from one device to another. Mobile app use does not count toward the two-computer limit.
Be aware that if you disable cloud storage synchronization, the files created on each device will not be automatically updated on all devices; they will only be stored locally.
For full details, please see On how many computers can I use my Creative Cloud subscription?
Yes, our agreement does include Adobe mobile apps like Comp, Draw, and Sketch. They are available on iOS via the App Store and on Android via Google Play.
Yes! If you’d like to change the language of your software, please view this Adobe article for step-by-step instructions.
The Creative Cloud website is available in English, Chinese Traditional, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish. Individual desktop apps and services may not be available in all these languages.
No. You run the software from your local computer. Computers and mobile devices must connect to Adobe servers for initial activation and installation, and then at least once every 99 days.
If you are planning to be offline for a while, sign in before you go offline. This will extend your access for 99 days.
No. You can store the files in any location you choose.
Leaving the University
Your U-M subscription to Creative Cloud is tied to your enrollment or employment at the University of Michigan. If you leave, or graduate, your access to Creative Cloud will be removed 30 days after your affiliation changes.
You will need to purchase your own account if you want to continue using the software.
For continued access to Spark content, you can invite your new account to collaborate on the project from your old account.
If you would like to continue using Adobe CC after your departure, Adobe has several options available for purchase.
- If you don’t already have a personal Creative Cloud account, start a free trial or buy a plan.
- Follow the instructions on the Manual Asset Transfer page. This document was written for those transferring assets from a personal account to an enterprise account (the opposite of your situation). Where it says “Adobe ID”, you will enter your enterprise account, and vice versa.