The New York Times

and all its educational content is free — by activating a “Academic Pass” using your school email account.

Follow these steps:

  • Visit  Create a free account using your school email address.  If you already have a account associated with your school email address, log in with those credentials.
  • Check your email inbox for our confirmation message.  Click on the link in your confirmation message to validate your email address and claim your Pass.  If the confirmation email didn’t arrive, check your spam folder. If it isn’t there, send an email to from your school email address to request confirmation.
  • You have successfully claimed a Pass when you see the Start Your Access screen.  Now you can enjoy seamless, full access to, and NYT mobile apps from any location, on or off campus, just by logging into your account. You may download NYTimes mobile apps at

HINT: Remain logged into your account to have seamless access to and our mobile apps for the duration of your Pass.

Visit to view your Pass expiration timestamp at any time.  To claim a new Pass after expiration: visit and log in with your account associated with your school email address.