Grammarly is a free proofreading and editing tool available to all university students. Grammarly flags mistakes and helps you make sure your writing is clear and mistake-free.

To learn more about how to set up and use Grammarly, see the steps below:

How to Set Up a Free Premium Grammarly Account:

  1. Go to
  2. Enter your name, university student email, and preferred password.
  3. Click on “Sign Up.” A verification email should be sent to your university email account in Office 365.
  4. Open your university email account, find the Grammarly verification email, and click on “Verify email.” Once this is done, you should have free premium access to Grammarly.
    • Can't find the verification email? Check your Junk/Spam folder within the "More" section of your student email account.
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If you are having trouble accessing Grammarly, check out our Troubleshooting page.

How To Use Grammarly:

  1. Go to and log in (if needed).
    • Note: As a student here, you have free access to Grammarly. You do not need an access or school code. If you are asked for an access code, you will need to sign up again using the correct link and your university email account.

  2. Click on “Upload” and upload your paper you want to be proofread.
  3. Grammarly will scan your paper and underline any errors and issues it finds.
    • To read about the issues Grammarly found, click on the ▼expand button.
    • To accept Grammarly's suggestion, click on the green correction, or make the edit within the text itself.
    • To ignore Grammarly's suggestion, click on the "x" or the "IGNORE" button.
  4. Once you have made all of your corrections, click on the ↓ downward arrow icon in the left navigation pane, and select "Download." This will create a Word document of your corrected paper.

Note: you might have to remove or delete any lingering track changes or comment bubbles before submitting your paper.

More Ways to Use Grammarly

If you would like to learn how to add Grammarly to Microsoft Word or how to add Grammarly to your Internet browser for help proofreading your discussion posts, explore the sections below.

If you prefer to write documents using Microsoft Word, then installing Grammarly’s add-in is a must. Please note that this feature is only available on PCs. The Word add-in option is not currently available for Macs.

Follow the steps below to add Grammarly to your MS Word program (or use the Adding Grammarly to Word video tutorial):

Adding Grammarly to Word video tutorial

  1. Go to
  2. Log in (if needed).
  3. Click on "Apps" within the left navigation.
  4. Find the “Grammarly for Microsoft Office” option and click on “Install.” This will download a file onto your computer. When it is done, click on the downloaded file.
  5. A message box will open asking “do you want to run this file?” Click on “Run” to begin the installation process.
  6. A “Welcome to Grammarly” box will now open. Click “Get Started.”
  7. The next screen will ask you which programs you want Grammarly added to (Outlook and/or Word).
  8. Select which app(s) you want to install, and then click “Install.”
  9. Next, click “Finish.”
  10. Now when you open Word, you will see Grammarly. To use this feature, click on “Enable Grammarly.”

Grammarly’s free browser extension helps you write mistake-free in your online course, Gmail, Facebook, Linkedin, and anywhere else you write on the Web.

Follow these steps to add Grammarly to your Internet browser:

  1. Go to
  2. Log in (if needed).
  3. Click on "Apps" within the left navigation.
  4. Find the section that says "Grammarly for FireFox" or "Grammarly for Chrome" and click on "Install."
  5. Click on "Allow" or "Add extension."
  6. Grammarly will now review any writing you do within that browser and indicate any mistakes it finds via a red or yellow circle in the bottom right corner.
  7. Click on the colored circle to see what edits need to be made.

Some assignments might require you to show proof of using Grammarly, if so, follow these directions:

  1. Go to
  2. Log in (if needed).
  3. Click on “Upload” and upload your assignment.
  4. Grammarly will scan your paper for grammar and style issues.
  5. Then click on your score located on the bottom right of your screen.
  6. A pop-up box should appear. Click on “Download detailed report.”
  7. Save this report to your computer.
  8. Make the suggested changes offered by Grammarly.
  9. Upload your report to your discussion post or assignment.

Grammarly has a built in plagiarism checker to compare your writing with writing found on the Internet. It does not compare against printed materials or other students' papers. Use Turnitin to compare your work against online and printed materials, and work submitted by other students.

Follow these steps to enable the plagiarism checker within Grammarly:

  • If using the Grammarly website, click on the magnifying icon in the left navigation and turn the setting to "On."
Plagiarism tab within Grammarly
  • If there are instances of plagiarism, Grammarly will mark these as "Unoriginal text."
Unoriginal text


  • If using Grammarly within Microsoft Word, click on the Grammarly tab and select the Plagiarism option. It will point out unoriginal text.
Grammarly's Plagiarism Checker in MS Word


Related Video Tutorials

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Watch this tutorial to learn how to set up a free premium Grammarly account and how to use Grammarly's great features.
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Watch this tutorial to learn how to add Grammarly to your Microsoft Word program.