Enter Your Access Code or Course Key

Enter your course key or access code to enroll in your MindTap course and gain access to your online course materials.
You can enter your access code or course key from getenrolled.com or your Cengage dashboard.
If you have a multi-term access code from a print book or online purchase, you do not need to re-enter the code or provide payment after the first term. You will have access to your course materials until the end of your multi-term course.


Enroll in your MindTap course at getenrolled.com.

  1. Go to getenrolled.com.
  2. Enter your course key and click Enroll.
  3. Click Continue.
  4. If needed, sign in or create an account.

    Sign in

    1. Enter your username and click Next.
    2. Enter your password and click Sign In.

    Create an Account

    1. Click Create Account.
    2. Enter your institutional email address and click Next.
    3. Enter the requested information and select your institution.
    4. Select I agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and click Next.
      Cengage sends you an activation email.
    5. Open the activation email and click Activate Cengage Account.
    6. Set your password.
      Your password must contain:
      • at least 8 characters
      • a lowercase letter
      • an uppercase letter
      • a number

Cengage Dashboard

If you already have a Cengage account, redeem your course key and access code from your dashboard.
  1. Sign in to your Cengage account.
  2. On your dashboard, click Enter Access Code or Course Key.
  3. Enter your access code or course key.
  4. Click Register.

What is an Access Code?

A code that verifies purchase of a specific digital product such as course access or a Cengage Unlimited subscription.

The access code might be included with a textbook purchase or purchased from a bookstore or other retailer. When purchased directly from Cengage, the access code is applied automatically and does not need to be redeemed to verify the purchase.

Each access code is valid only once and only for the specific product purchased.

Often confused with course key.

What is a Course Key?

A unique code that identifies a course section. When a Learning Management System (LMS) is not used, instructors can distribute the course key to let students enroll in the correct section.

Often confused with access code.