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Setting up Your Turnitin Account

All users must create a user profile. However, if you are an existing Turnitin user, please skip to guidance on Logging In.


There are two ways for a student to access Turnitin:


  • An instructor may add the student to the class, where the student will receive an email asking them to create their password.


  • An instructor may provide the student with a class ID and class enrollment password, allowing the student to enroll in a class via the Turnitin website.

Warning: Each Turnitin account must be assigned a unique email address in the Turnitin system. Users who have previously created a Turnitin account must log in with the email address and password originally provided.



Setting up Your Account Using a Class Enrollment Password


If you are new to Turnitin and have not been added to an account by your instructor, you must create a student profile. To create your own student account, your class ID and class enrollment password are required.


Note: The class ID and class enrollment password is needed to ensure you have authorization to join a class, and can only be obtained from your instructor. Students wishing to access Turnitin must contact the appropriate personnel at the institution to receive the class ID and class enrollment password. Turnitin staff cannot distribute this information to any user.

Instructors may distribute this data or may add students to a Turnitin class themselves, which will send an automatic welcome email, allowing access to the account.


1. Go to and click on the Create Account link next to the Log In button



2. Click on student link



3. The Create a New Turnitin Student Account form must be completed to create a new student user account



4. Enter the class ID number and the case sensitive Turnitin class enrollment password



5. Enter the user first name, last name, and a valid e-mail address to use as the login for Turnitin



6. Create a user password. The user password must be between six and twelve characters long and contain at least one letter and one number. Re-enter the password to confirm it



7. Select a secret question from the drop-down menu. Enter the answer for the question. Remember and keep this information. The answer is case and space sensitive



8. Review the user agreement. To continue using Turnitin, click on I agree -- create profile



10. From the completed user profile creation page, click on Log in to Turnitin



Note: If step 6 indicates that the e-mail provided is already in Turnitin, there is an existing profile under the e-mail you entered. Please use the Resetting Your Password instructions, if the password has been forgotten, to gain access to the user profile if you had a previously existing Turnitin user profile, or use an alternate e-mail address for your Turnitin access.

Training Video: Creating a New Account


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