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Become an admin in Office 365 Education

If your school is eligible for Microsoft Office 365, you can sign up on your own using your school-provided email address. Once you sign up, you can start using Office 365 for school projects. All of this can be done without an IT administrator setting things up. Your department, however, will eventually want an administrator to manage the service for everyone.

Follow these steps to become the Office 365 administrator for your school or department.

  1. Sign in to Office 365 using your school-provided email address.

  2. Select the app launcher icon in the upper-left and choose Admin.

    Admin tile used to become an admin
  3. Read the instructions on the Become the admin page and then choose Yes, I want to be the admin.

    NOTE:  If this option doesn’t appear, there is already an Office 365 administrator in place.

  4. Choose Verify and follow the steps to prove that you own or manage the domain name associated with the Office 365 service (see Verify your domain name).

  5. When you're finished, sign in to Office 365 and choose Admin to open the admin center where you can manage the service.

TIP: Each Office 365 tenant has a domain name associated with it. By proving that you own or manage the domain name, you demonstrate that you have the authority to become your school or department’s Office 365 administrator.