As the Spring semester ends, the grace access to Adobe Creative Cloud desktop apps expires on July 6, 2020. After this date, the entitlement level will return to the level before the release date, March 19, 2020.

Update for students and faculty

Your complimentary at-home access to Creative Cloud apps ends on July 6, 2020.

Any content created using the temporary licenses is stored locally or in your Spark for Education subscription, so you do not lose any assets. If you had lab or shared device access to Creative Cloud apps, work with your school administrators to learn about your available options.

To stay up to date with the latest COVID-19 programs Adobe is offering, see these special programs and measures.

Continue learning and creating this summer

If your previous entitlement did not include access to Adobe Creative Cloud desktop apps, you see a trial notification when you open an application and have limited functionality. However, you can continue building your skills in photo and video editing, graphic design, UI prototyping, and more. Create a personal Adobe ID with your non-school email address to take advantage of these free experiences:

Publish and share your work 

Adobe Portfolio

To help recent graduates, we are making Adobe Portfolio free for one year. Whether you want to showcase your work in a full portfolio website to share with potential employers, or create a single-page website, we’ve got you covered. Be the first to hear about the launch by signing up here.

Adobe Spark

Easily create beautiful images, videos, and web pages that make you stand out to friends, professors, or future employers.


Create photos, videos, and prototypes

Adobe Lightroom

Powered by the magic of Adobe Photoshop technology, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for mobile lets you craft and share professional-quality images from your phone or tablet.

iPhone | iPad | Android

Adobe Premiere Rush

Make pro-quality video on your mobile devices with built-in camera functionality. Edit with intuitive tools for audio, motion graphics, and more, and share from the app to social channels like YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram.

iOS | Android

Adobe XD

Create prototypes that bring your ideas to life. Learn how to design and build an elegant mobile app or website, one of the most in-demand skills by employers today.

Download Adobe XD

Scan and easily interact with PDFs

Adobe Acrobat Reader

Read, annotate, collaborate on, sign and work with your digital documents from anywhere with the leading free PDF tool Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Computer | iOS | Android

Adobe Scan

Easily capture and convert handwritten content and forms into high-quality Adobe PDFs. Share via email or upload scans to your GDrive with the free scanner in your pocket Adobe Scan.

iOS | Android

Upgrade to Creative Cloud

As a student or teacher, you can save over 60% on a personal purchase of Creative Cloud.

For more information, see Student and Teacher FAQ.

Update for IT Admins

As the Spring semester ends, the grace period access to Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop Apps will expire on July 6, 2020. After that date, student’s entitlement level will return to the level prior to the March 19, 2020 release date. The temporary at-home access to Adobe apps does not include any storage, and students will not lose any assets.


As an Admin, you do not need to remove users from the Adobe Admin Console to revoke access. The access is revoked automatically.

To stay up to date with the latest COVID-19 programs Adobe is offering, see these special programs and measures.

1. Notify students and faculty

As we do not email your users without permission, inform your users of the expiration date. You can use the following template to let your students know they will be losing access, and opportunities to continue using Adobe’s free offerings at home.


2. Contact your Adobe Account Manager or Reseller

Adobe is introducing new options to make licensing more accessible for your students. Speak to your Adobe Account Executive or Authorized Reseller for more information.

Join the conversation


To collaborate, ask questions, and chat with other Creative Cloud and Document Cloud administrators, use our Enterprise and Teams Community. On the communities, you can freely ask, share, and learn from your peers in the industry.