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The 21-day education trial will be retired in May 2023. To plan for this change, explore a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ), which will be updated regularly.

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Learn ArcGIS: 21-Day Education Trial

Are you taking a course or doing a project at a university?

If you are taking a course or doing a project, please use a long-term ArcGIS software license instead of this trial. Here's how to find one:

  • If you are taking a university GIS course, ask your instructor how to gain access to ArcGIS; many universities around the world have a relationship with Esri and provide access at no cost.
  • If you are at a university and not taking a GIS course, contact your IT department, geography department, or library to learn about accessing ArcGIS software.
  • If you need further assistance regarding university-provided accounts, use the following resources:
  • If your university does not provide access to ArcGIS, consider a low-cost ArcGIS for Student Use license.

The following items are included in the 21-Day trial:

  • An individual membership in an ArcGIS Online organization administered by Learn ArcGIS.
  • A suite of ready-to-use apps—for use in the office, field, and your community—that can be accessed on browsers, desktops, and mobile devices.
  • 200 ArcGIS Online service credits.

Please consider the following before registering for the trial:

  • The trial account is designed for learning and practicing with ArcGIS.
  • There is no way to convert this temporary trial account into a permanent one and you cannot keep the content created there after the 21-day trial ends.
  • Use of the account for courses, workshops, or commercial activities is grounds for early termination.

Tips for success:

  • When you sign up, use an email address that you check often. If you cannot access the email account, you cannot activate the trial.
  • Once you sign up, look for your activation email, information about your trial, and an additional email with end-of-trial resources. 
  • For more information about your trial, explore this FAQ.

Sign Up for the Education Trial