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Purchasing an Adobe Creative Cloud Subscription as a Flexible Learning Student

Students who are currently registered in one or more flexible learning courses can purchase a subscription for Adobe Creative Cloud Pro at a discount through BCIT’s new software portal.

How flexible learning student subscriptions work

Students enrolled in one or more flexible learning courses will be able to purchase a subscription for $50 for any term in which they are registered.

Standard term-based subscriptions 

Typical term-start dates begin in the first week of each standard BCIT term and run for 12 weeks. The majority of BCIT courses follow this course length and typical term pattern, but some do not. Course start date may affect the length of your subscription, which always ends at the end of the term dates listed:

  • Winter Term: January 1- March 31
  • Spring/Summer Term:  April 1 – August 31
  • Fall Term:  September 1 – December 31

* Software access is enabled two weeks before the course start date or the term start date whichever is most restrictive.

* Subscription costs are not prorated based on the length of the subscription, and subscription length is variable based on term length and course start date.


A student taking a course during the Winter Term (between January and March) would login to the portal up to two weeks before their course start date to get a subscription until March 31.

  1. Course starts Jan 4. Software is available Jan 1, not Dec 21. Subscription Jan 1 – Mar 31 with access limited by start of term start range.
  2. Course starts Jan 21. Software is available Jan 7, not Jan 1. Subscription Jan 7 – Mar 31 with access limited by course start date +2 weeks.
  3. Course starts Oct 26. Software is available Oct 12, not Sep 1. Subscription Oct 12 – Dec 31 with access limited by course start date +2 weeks.

When your subscription ends

When your subscription has ended, you will no longer be able to use the software installed on your computer. If you take another course at BCIT in a future term, you can purchase another term-based subscription and then continue using your Adobe software without having to reinstall.


If you have saved files or assets to the Adobe Cloud storage that comes with your Adobe Creative Cloud subscription, this storage will be only be accessible until the term/your subscription ends (Dec 31, Mar 31, or Aug 31).

Due to the length of the flexible learning terms, the subscriptions ending December 31 or March 31 do not give you much time after the end of your course to access the products and save any files you have created in Adobe Cloud.

We strongly recommend transferring your saved work to your own device or storage before the end of the term, following Adobe’s asset transfer instructions.