Install MATLAB

MATLAB is already installed in all Computing Facility labs. The software is now available for download and installation on personal computers. An official GW email address is required.


  1. Log into the GW Single Sign-On for the Matlab Student License Access using your GW Net ID and password 
  2. Accept the terms for the George Washington University Web Single Sign-on Service. 
  3. Accept the terms to access the MathWords EDU Service provider.
  4. Create a MathWorks account using GW email address and password
  5. Choose the Matlab Installer corresponding to your operating system (e.g. MacOS, Windows).
  6. Click Run on the downloaded Matlab Application Installer file. 
  7. Once the MathWorks Installer is complete, choose Log in with a MathWorks Account, which was created in step 2.
  8. Click Next and agree to the terms of License Agreement.
  9. Log in to your MathWorks account using your GW email address and password.
  10. Select the highlighted license, Total Academic Headcount Student, and click Next.
  11. Click Next, and then click Install.

Known Issue With Downloading

If brought to a "You are not licensed to download this release" page, follow the steps below:

  1. Click on your name in the top right hand corner of the screen
  2. Select "My Account"
  3. Under "My Licenses" select the "Download" link