Create a New Account
If you don't have a SAM account, create one the first time you sign in to your SAM course.
- In your browser, go to sam.cengage.com.
- Click New User.
Enter your school's Institution Key and click
The Institution Key identifies your school. Ask your instructor if you don't have an Institution Key.
- Verify that the listed institution is correct and click OK.
Enter your account information.
Field Description First Name Maximum 50 characters. Middle Initial Optional, maximum 1 character. Last Name Maximum 50 characters. Username (Email) Email address used for the SAM/Cengage account.
Important You can use your SAM account to sign in to other Cengage content and services.
- 6 to 50 characters.
- Can't be changed.
- You can specify a different email address to receive communications.
If you already have a Cengage account, enter it instead of creating a new account. You will be prompted to verify your current password.
- 6-17 characters
- Letters, numbers, and underscores only
- At least one capital letter
- At least one number
Communication Email Optional. Enter an email address if you want communications sent somewhere other than your username.
- Maximum 128 characters.
- If blank, emails are sent to your username.
Join our mailing list Optional. You can receive occasional emails about Cengage products or promotions. Birth Year Select your birth year from the list provided. Secret Question / Secret Answer Set a secret question and answer that can be used to verify your identity if you need to reset your password.Note The following characters are not allowed in Name, Username, ID#, or Alias:
~ ` ^ * " $ % # ! \ / > < & ; : | ,
- Click Create Account.
If you need to purchase access, enter your key code.
Depending on your school, SAM access might be purchased by your institution or you might need to purchase access at cengage.comcengage.cacengageasia.comcengage.co.incengage.co.ukcengage.com.aulatinoamerica.cengage.com (Latin America) or cengage.com.br (Brazil).
To do this Do this Purchase a key code Click If you don't have a key code or go to cengage.comcengage.cacengageasia.comcengage.co.incengage.co.ukcengage.com.aulatinoamerica.cengage.com (Latin America) or cengage.com.br (Brazil) to purchase access. Enter your key code to verify purchase Type the key code and click Save. Continue to use SAM during the grace period Click Enter later.