Student Software Before you install ArcGIS for Desktop

Follow these steps...

  1. Check the system requirements to make sure your computer meets the minimum hardware and software requirements.
  2. If your computer passed the system requirements test, click here to send an e-mail to giscenter@isu.edu requesting a 1-year activation code.
    1. Use your ISU e-mail to send this request
    2. Provide your Bengal ID in the message.
    3. You must indicate your understanding that this software can only be used for education and cannot be used for commercial or for-profit purposes.
  3. Once you have received your authorization code in an e-mail reply, visit Esri's student software website to begin the process of activating and downloading your ArcGIS for Desktop Student software.Click here for step-by-step instructions
Please allow up to five(5) business days to receive your authorization code.
Note: installation and technical support for this student software is not available from Esri or the ISU GIS TReC.