Software Resources for Students

Students may need specialized software to complete their coursework. Typically, this software is only available in UIC computer labs due to licensing limitations. Unfortunately, the ACCC computer labs are currently closed to ensure the safety and well-being of UIC students in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately, UIC has tools available for students and worked with software vendors to make their products available, at no cost to students.

In order to help our students prepare for success, UIC provides access to software, such as Office 365, free of charge. Students are able to work in the latest version of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and much more.

Software Access

Access Specialized Software

  • Students can access specialized software such as SPSS, R, Matematica, Python, MATLAB Audacity, Stata, and more using the Virtual Computer Lab environment.
  • Adobe Creative Cloud software is available in the Virtual Computer Lab environment but requires an Adobe Enterprise ID. UIC students with an academic need to utilize this software must visit to request access.
  • Downloand MATLAB, Wolfram, Microsoft 365 and more for free from the  Webstore.

I really like Virtual Computer Lab because it’s very simple and easy to access.  This is a great service to have.

UIC Student