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See the MATLAB FAQ document for more information about licensing.




Before you can download and install the individual license of MATLAB on your personal computer(s), you must first create a Mathworks account. Start by browsing to Valpo’s Mathworks portal page:


From this landing page, click the >> Get started today link under “Download MATLAB”.Get Started linkImage Removedblue "Sign in to get started" button.


 If you have created a Mathworks account in the past using your Valpo email address, log in with those credentials on the next screen and skip to Step 5. If you have not, you will need to create one with your Valpo email address. Click the text that reads Create Account.

Create Account linkNext

you will see a screen titled “Select Your Country.”  Select the United States using the blue buttonIf you are prompted to select your country, choose "United States", as that is where your software entitlement is hosted.

Select Your Country link


To create your Mathworks account, first enter your Valpo email address. Then answer the question “How will you use MathWorks software.” Students will choose "Student use"and faculty should select "Teaching or research in school". Click the Create button to create your account.


Check your Valpo email inbox and click the Verify your email button.

Verify your email button

On the resulting website, complete your MathWorks profile subsequent page, fill in your profile information and click Create.

Mathworks profile


Check Verify that your MathWorks account has been associated with the University’s license and download the MATLAB installer. If you do not see the green message below, contact the COE Director of Engineering Information Systems for help.

Download installer link

titleVersion Compatibility

When choosing a release to download, note that the University runs MATLAB


2020a in its labs and classrooms. You may download a newer version, but note that any files you create may not

be compatible with the software you use

load correctly when working on campus.

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Choose your operating system to start the MATLAB download.

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Once you've downloaded your desired MATLAB product, install it by following these instructions: Install MATLAB for Personal Use

titleStill need help?

For additional assistance, contact the Director of Engineering Information Systems at the College of Engineering.