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 Before you create a new account, make sure you do not have an existing account.
Note Before your students can purchase access:
  • Your WebAssign and Cengage accounts must be linked.
  • Your students' WebAssign and Cengage accounts must be linked.
  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.

  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 Account.
    2. In Email Address, 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. Select your birth year.

      Cengage uses your birth year to comply with local and international data privacy regulations.

    5. Choose whether or not you want to receive exclusive Cengage offers and discounts.
    6. Enter and confirm a password for your new Cengage account.
    7. 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.