Microsoft Office 365 for WGU Students


Enrolled students can take advantage of a free offer for Microsoft Office 365.


For 1st time access to your WGU student Office 365 account:


1. Go to


2. Enter your student email address of and click "Get Started."

Note: If the email address of does not work, or produces an error, and you've recently enrolled in WGU, please try with your WGU password.


3. Click "Sign Up." The system should detect that you already have an account.


4. Enter your date of birth and click "Start."


5. You can skip the step to invite more people. Be aware that it can take from 5 to 15 minutes to move to access your account.


6. Once in your account, you can press "Install Office 2016" in the top right corner.


If you do experience problems or require assistance completing these steps, please contact the EdTech Service Desk.



Further troubleshooting:


If you get an error message that you are using the incorrect password.


  • Students can access their MS Office 365 account using the following credentials:

    Email: Your WGU Student Email of (NOT
    Password: Your WGU Portal Password
  • If you recently called the IT Service Desk for a new WGU password, and have not reset the password yourself, please follow the steps in Changing your MYWGU Password. Once you changed your password, reattempt to access your MS Office 365 account with your WGU student email and your new password.

If you get the error “Please contact your admin. It looks like they haven't assigned you a license for the Office desktop apps.”


  • If this error displays, verify that you have completed the numbered steps above. If your require assistance completing these steps, please contact the EdTech Service Desk.


To access your WGU student Office 365 account after initial setup:


1. Go to

2. Enter your WGU email address of (NOT

    Use your WGU portal password.

3. Once logged in:


  • You may use the Online Office Applications without Installing Office 2016.
  • You may install Office 2016 using the Install Office 2016 link. This should detect whether you're using a MAC or PC and install the appropriate version.You may install Office on up to 5 PCs or Macs, 5 tablets, and 5 smartphones.


If you experience any problems and require assistance, please contact the EdTech Service Desk.



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