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Adobe Student & Teacher Requirements

RoyalDiscount is proud to be an Authorized Reseller of Adobe Student & Teacher products. Adobe makes these products available at a great value for qualified users. There are a few things you should know before purchasing an Adobe Student & Teacher product. Before purchasing this product, please be sure that you (or the person you are buying the product for) are eligible to use Adobe Student & Teacher Edition software. Adobe Student & Teacher Edition software products are for students, teachers, school staff, and other educators who meet Adobe eligibility guidelines (see below for details).


Obtaining your Serial Number:

  • Adobe Student & Teacher Products do not ship with a serial number. Adobe only issues a serial number to you after you've submitted proof of eligibility and they determine that you meet the qualifications. This process can take up to 72 hours. While you're awaiting your serial number, you can use the product for up to 30 days in trial mode.

Who is qualified?

  • University and college students: Students enrolled at a higher education institution defined as an accredited public or private university or college (including community, junior, or vocational college) that grants degrees requiring not less than the equivalent of two years of full-time study1
  • Primary and secondary school students: Students enrolled at an accredited public or private primary or secondary school providing full-time instruction1
  • Faculty and staff: Teachers and staff employed by an accredited primary or secondary school, public or private university or college, school district, or board of education (including emeritus status professors)1
  • Homeschooled students and their teachers: Students and teachers as defined by state homeschooling regulations
  • Contact Adobe at 800-585-0774 if you are unclear about whether you qualify.

What proof of eligibility is required?

Students: Proof of current enrollment, stating your name, the institution name, and the current date or term2

Types of proof of enrollment include:

  • School ID card
  • Report card
  • Transcript
  • Tuition bill or statement
  • Any other document issued by the educational institution that includes your name, the institution name, and the current date or term

Teachers, faculty, and staff: Current ID that includes your name, the date, and the name of the educational entity or an official document such as the following2 :

  • Institutional paycheck stub
  • Letter on official letterhead from the registrar of the educational entity indicating current employment
  • Note: Any sensitive information such as pay amounts, grades, or social security numbers can be covered or crossed out.

Homeschooled students and their teachers:

  • Dated copy of a letter of intent to homeschool2
  • Current membership ID to a homeschool association (for example, the Home School Legal Defense Association)2
  • Dated proof of purchase of curriculum for the current academic school year2

Unqualified institutions include:

  • Nonaccredited schools and religious organizations
  • Museums
  • Prekindergarten or child care facilities
  • Churches
  • Libraries
  • Hospitals in Canada
  • Training centers or schools granting certificates for courses such as computer software training, including, without limitation: Ziff Davis University, Learning Tree University, New Horizon Computer Learning Center, Teacher Training Centers
  • Military schools that do not grant academic degrees
  • Research laboratories not recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Canadian/Provincial Ministries of Education, for example, institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense or Energy or the National Research Council Canada. In addition, laboratories in the U.S. defined as Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs) and University Affiliated Research Centers (UARCs) are not eligible. Examples include: Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratory, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
  • Other unqualified examples as listed by Adobe from time to time on its website.

Other Restrictions:

  • Individuals may purchase only one license of any Adobe Student and Teacher product.
  • This license can only be used on privately owned computers
  • Adobe Student and Teacher products cannot be resold.


  1. Accredited schools are those that are approved by an association recognized by the U.S. Department of Education/State Board of Education or the Canadian/Provincial Ministries of Education and that teach students as their primary focus. In the U.S., such associations include: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Northwest Association of Accredited Schools.^
  2. Documents dated within the last six months are considered current.
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