Turnitin.com Instructions for Students


Your instructor provides a Class ID # and enrollment password to the class in order for you to create your own account to use at Turnitin.com.


See your instructor for the class enrollment name, class ID, and password.


If you do not yet have a Turnitin.com account follow these instructions:

  1. Go to www.turnitin.com.
  2. Click on “Create Account” link in the upper right corner.
  3. On the next window, where it says “Create a New Account” choose the “Student” link.
  4. Follow the directions on the New User page. You must have a Class ID# and class enrollment password to complete your profile. (Do not cut and paste into these fields.)
  5. Once enrolled, your class will show on your homepage.
  6. Click on the class name and you will see the assignments and submissions for that class.


Once the initial student account with profile* is complete, you will only need to log into your account to see the class, or classes, in which you are enrolled.  If you are enrolled in multiple Turnitin classes, you will need a class ID# and enrollment password for each class, in order to add the classes to your Turnitin account.  Once you are enrolled in each class, you do not need that class ID and password again.


*The user Profile consists of an e-mail address, user password, optional personal information, and a set of user preferences.


Warning: Each student profile must be assigned a unique e-mail address in the Turnitin system. Students who have previously created a Turnitin profile will need to log in with the e-mail address and password that was originally set for the user profile.


If you have had a Turnitin account in the past, follow these instructions:

If you have ever had a Turnitin account, you should continue using it for any new classes you are taking which require Turnitin. You should not create another Turnitin account when you receive a new Class ID# and Class Password (see Warning above).  Instead, you can add any number of classes to your already existing account. 


To enroll in a class using your pre-existing account, please do the following:

  1. Go to www.turnitin.com (or submit.ac.uk for accounts located in the UK).
  2. Click on the "Log In" button located toward the top right hand corner 
  3. Log into your account by typing the email address and password* you used previously.
  4. Once logged into your account, click on the “Enroll in a Class” tab to the upper left of the screen.  Type the numeric class ID# and the case-sensitive class enrollment password that your instructor has given you.
  5. Your class will show on your homepage, after being added to your account.
  6. Click on the class name and you will see the assignments and submissions for that class.


If you need to enroll in multiple Turnitin classes, you will need the class ID# and class password for each class, and repeat the steps above.  Once you are enrolled in each class, you will not need that class ID# and class enrollment password again.


*If you do not remember your account password, you can navigate to https://www.turnitin.com/password_reset1.asp to reset your password.