Returning Users / No Cengage Account

If you have not signed in to WebAssign after September 2017, you might need to link your WebAssign account to a new or existing Cengage account.

Don't try to re-link your accounts if you have previously linked them or if you sign in to WebAssign through a school portal or learning management system (LMS) as your accounts are already linked.

Note: Your WebAssign and Cengage accounts must be linked before you can purchase access.
  1. Go to
  2. Click Returning WebAssign User.
  3. Type your WebAssign username, institution code, and password.
    Don't know your username or institution code?
    1. Click Forget.
    2. Enter the email address associated with your account.
    3. Click Submit.
    4. Check your email for a new message with your username and institution code.

    If you don't receive a message, it could be mistakenly flagged as spam or junk mail, or the email address you entered might not match the email address in your WebAssign account.

    If you have problems or your account doesn't have an email address, ask your instructor to look up your username.

    Didn't receive a password?
    See Reset Your Password.
    More than one WebAssign account?
    See Students With Multiple WebAssign Accounts.
  4. Click Continue.
  5. If you already have a Cengage account: Enter your Cengage account credentials.
    1. Type your Cengage Account Email—your username, even if it is not your email address—and Password.
    2. Click Link Accounts.
    3. If prompted, enter your student ID and click Submit.

    Your WebAssign and Cengage accounts are linked.

  6. If you don't already have a Cengage account: Create a new Cengage account.
    1. Click create a new Cengage account.
    2. In Email, enter a username for your new Cengage account.

      Your Cengage username is typically your email address, but can be any available username.

    3. Enter or update your first and last name.
    4. Enter and confirm a password for your new Cengage account.
    5. Select I have read and agree to the CengageBrain Service Agreement and click Create Account.

    Your WebAssign and Cengage accounts are linked.

  7. Click Continue to WebAssign.

After linking your Cengage and WebAssign accounts, use your Cengage account to sign in to WebAssign.

Important: Do not link your Cengage and WebAssign accounts more than once or create multiple Cengage accounts.