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Paul Dean updated June 26 at 5:37 PM


If you can launch MATLAB

If MATLAB is currently activated and able to launch, you can launch the MATLAB activation client from the MATLAB help menu:

  1. In the "Home" section of the toolstrip, open the "Help" menu.
  2. Hover over the "Licensing" submenu
  3. Click "Update Current Licenses..."


If MATLAB will not launch
If you have an expired or otherwise unusable license, MATLAB may not be able to launch. In this case, you will need to launch the MATLAB activation client directly.

  1. Open Finder.
  2. Go to "Applications".



  3. Right-click or control-click on the MATLAB application icon. (e.g. MATLAB_R2017a.app)
  4. Click on "Show Package Contents".



  5. Open "Activate.app ".



  6. Verify you are connected to the internet.  Activate automatically using the Internet



  7. Log in with a MathWorks Account and follow the online instructions.
    1. Activation Key: 18162-63691-80459-26917-16111



  8. When prompted to do so, select the Campus Academic - Total Headcount license



  9. Click Next to complete activation.
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