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Available Software

** Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013 (PC) and Microsoft Office 2011 (Mac) is available to all active students for $34.75! Click here for more information. **

** Student Computer Requirements **


The VMware Academic Program (VMAP) is a collection of products and services designed specifically for the academic community. The Computer Science and Information Systems department holds an annual subscription that enables academic users to gain easy access to cutting-edge virtuallization technologies and resources.

CSCI VMAP Webstore

List of Software Available:

  • VMware Fusion (For Mac)
  • VMware Workstation (For Linux)
  • VMware Workstation (For Windows)
  • VMware Player

Please contact Lesley Holody (lholody@coastal.edu) in room 160M to have an account created.


The Dream Spark is an annual membership program, which provides Microsoft development tools, operating systems, server software, documentation, and technical reference guide to Computer Science, Engineering, and Information Systems departments. Please visit the store URL to start gaining Microsoft products for free! Registration is required.

CCU DreamSpark Webstore

Available Software:

  • Visio Professional 2010
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows XP
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2012
And much more! Over 170 items to choose from!

Frequently Asked Questions. 

How do I get the software? 
Visit the webstore located here

How do I get an activation key? 
An activation key is automatically generated for you when your purchase software at any of the webstores. In the even that something goes wrong please contact Student Computing Services in Kearns 113 / (843) 349-2220 for help on obtaining a key.

Can I share my activation key? 
In most cases no. Most activation keys are only for use with a single computer. Software that has a sharable volume activation key will be marked as such. 

Should I save my activation key? 
Yes. If you have to reinstall the software due to whatever reason, you should use the activation key that you used previously. 

Do I have to uninstall the software if I’m not taking any computer science classes anymore or after I have graduated? 
No. You are allowed to keep installed versions of the software. However, you will not be able to download additional software after you become ineligible for the program. 

Who is eligible? 
Faculty and staff of the Computer Science Department and students, who are taking classes of the Computer Science Department. 

What about privacy? 
Personal information is not shared. 

Can I start a multi-billion dollar business using the MSDNAA software? 
No. The Subscription software may only be used for instructional, non-commercial, and/or research purposes.