MATLAB Installation

MATLAB Installation

This guide describes how to install and activate a Total Academic Headcount (TAH) Student license at your university.
The TAH Student license allows students to install MathWorks software on their personally-owned computers.

This guide includes detailed instructions for both administrators and students.


This Deployment method allows all students to install MathWorks software on individual computers.


  1. Create a MathWorks Account using your university email address.
  2. Visit the MATLAB Access for Everyone at Youngstown State University.
  3. Click the download button for the current release.

  4. Click the installer button to download the installer.


  1. Locate the installer you downloaded in a file browser. It should be located in the default download location, unless you specified another location. The name of the installer file is:
    • Windows: matlab_<release>_win64.exe
    • Mac OS X: matlab_<release>
  2. Start the installer:
    • Windows: Double-click the installer file you downloaded in the previous step. The Windows Self-Extractor runs, and then the installer starts.
    • Mac OS X: Double-click the installer file you downloaded in the previous step. This actions extracts the files and creates another folder called matlab_<release>_maci64, where <release> represents the release number. Insider this folder, double-click InstallForMaxOSX to start the installer.
  3. In the MathWorks installer, select Log in with a MathWorks Account and follow the online instructions.
  4. When prompted to do, select the license you want to use.
  5. Select the products you want to download and install.
  6. After downloading and installing your products, keep the Activate MATLAB checkbox selected and click Next.
  7. When asked to provide a user name, verify that the displayed user name is correct. Continue with the process until activation is complete.