Creating a Wolfram Account

Go to and click “Create Account.”

Create Wolfram Account

Fill out the information requested and click “Create Wolfram ID”

Create Wolfram ID

You’ll then receive an e-mail from Wolfram asking you to verify your e-mail address.  Click on the link in the e-mail, and your account will be automatically verified. Once you’ve done that, proceed to the directions for your specific type of installation.

Obtain a License Key

Faculty/Staff on CNU-Owned Machines

Click this link and log in with your Wolfram portal account:

Fill out the form with the relevant information. You will then be given an activation key in the format XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXX.  You will also be e-mailed a copy of the key. Create a software install request at to have the software installed on your machine.

Wolfram Activation Key

Installing Mathematica

If you are using a CNU-owned machine, you will need assistance with the installation from someone with administrative permissions. Simply file a request for assistance through our helpdesk by either using the button below this article, or at  

The first time you run Mathematica, you’ll be prompted for your activation key.  Enter the key that you got during the key request process and press Activate. You’ll need to be connected to the Internet to activate your software.

Activate Wolfram Key

Accept the license agreement on the next page.  You’ll then be able to use Mathematica.

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