Adobe CC: Accounts for People Who Leave U-M

Students, faculty, and staff who graduate and/or leave U-M are no longer eligible for Adobe Creative Cloud through the university. Your university Adobe account and all of your content will be deleted 30 days after your university affiliation changes. Please complete this form if you still need access for university work and wish to request an access exception. This document explains what steps to take before you leave the university and lose access to your U-M Adobe Creative Cloud account.

It is important to understand the affiliations you have at the university to determine when access to certain U-M computing services will end and how to prepare accordingly.

For more information about Adobe Creative Cloud at U-M, see the ITS website.


Migrate your content from your U-M Creative Cloud account to a new personal Adobe account. Go to for instructions. You have two options:

  1. You can obtain a new free Adobe ID. Your new personal account will be a Creative Cloud Free membership, which includes 2GB of storage. If your school account has more than 2GB of content, don't worry, all of your content will be migrated. However, you cannot add more content to the new personal account until storage space is freed up. Note that a free account does not include access to Adobe applications.
  2. For six months following your graduation date, you are eligible to purchase a discounted copy of Creative Cloud for Students & Teachers from

If not purchasing an individual Adobe plan, download the content from your university account and back it up to a different location, such as a personal hard drive or cloud storage.

Faculty & Staff

Faculty and staff who leave the university and want to retain access to their content must do one of the following within 30 days of leaving the university:

Last Updated: 
Wednesday, November 17, 2021