Adobe for CU Anschutz Students

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Create amazing work for school and beyond with Adobe products. Make the most of the free Adobe Express account the university offers students who need it. Limited availability so please only request Adobe Express if you need it for your coursework. For more information, scroll down for detailed instructions in the full description.
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Welcome to Adobe 

Students on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus can request an Adobe Express license for coursework at no cost. There are limited licenses available so please be sure it is necessary for your coursework completion before submitting a request.  

If a student requires the full Adobe Creative Cloud, they need a sponsoring department to submit a request through the faculty and staff webpage and provide a SpeedType for the $100 annual fee. This is intended for student employees and work studies.  

Licenses are active for one year from July 1st through June 30th. A new request will need to be submitted each July to continue subscription service.  

With Adobe Express 

Adobe Express is a reduced version of Adobe Creative Cloud. The applications included in Adobe Express are: 

  • Premiere Rush – Shoot, edit, and share videos 
  • Photoshop Express – Edits and retouch images 
  • Spark Video – Quickly create video slideshows 
  • Spark Page – Turn words and images into gliding webpages  

Create social media graphics, flyers, logos, posters, advertisements, banners, business cards, and more. Edit photos and videos, create PDFs, and collaborate with others on your projects. Access professional, on-trend templates, photos, fonts, icons, and design assets. 

To Access

Complete the request for Adobe Express by following these steps:

  • Log in to using your university credentials
  • After you are logged in, select Make a Request
  • In the service catalog, select Software and Applications and then select Adobe
  • Select the tile for Adobe Express
  • Request a new license by selecting New and complete the form
  • Click Submit Order

Note: If you would like to cancel your license, please select Disconnect and complete the form.

(Licenses for Adobe Creative Cloud cannot be purchased with a procurement card or credit card so if you need a Creative Cloud license, please go through your sponsoring department and follow the directions for faculty and staff using a SpeedType.)

Next step after being approved for a license

When you submit the order, a service request will be created and you will receive an email with an Incident / Record ID number. Once you receive a follow-up message that you have been approved for a license, you can access the Adobe Express software by going to

  • Click on Sign In at the top right-hand corner of the screen
  • Type in your university email address
  • Enter your university credentials at the CU Denver | Anschutz Web Login page
  • Once you're logged in, click Open under the Adobe logo to access the software

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