Getting Started With SAS® OnDemand for Academics: Studio

If you’ve been using SAS University Edition, we’re here to help you make the transition to SAS OnDemand for Academics. With more features and the same interface, making the switch is easy.

Benefits of SAS® OnDemand for Academics: Studio

Quick Startup

Get up and running with a supported web browser and internet connection.

Cloud Access

Enjoy learning from anywhere with a network of global SAS servers.

Easy to Use

Manage files and upload data effortlessly with an intuitive interface.

Greater Functionality

Access even more SAS products and features to advance your skills.

Cloud Storage

Upload up to 5GB of data to the SAS Cloud. Educators get an additional 3GB.

Access to E-Learning

Get started with free e-learning courses to gain new skills.

Compare the Software

SAS® University Edition: Studio via SAS Download

Runs locally on your machine.


Operating system: Supported browsers in Windows 64, Linux 64 and Mac
SAS interface: SAS Studio
SAS Software: Base SAS 
SAS/ACCESS® Interface to PC Files

SAS® OnDemand for Academics: Studio via Online Access

Runs in the cloud.
Requires internet and includes SAS/GRAPH®, SAS/ETS®, SAS/OR® and SAS/QC®.


Operating system: Supported browsers in Windows 64, Linux 64 and Mac
SAS interface: SAS Studio
SAS Software: Base SAS 
SAS/ACCESS Interface to PC Files

Instructions for Getting Started

Step 1

Create and verify a SAS profile if you don't have one. If you do have one, just log in.

Step 2

Register for SAS OnDemand for Academics using your SAS profile credentials.

Step 3

Once you receive a confirmation email, click the link to go to SAS OnDemand for Academics.

Step 4

Log in to access SAS Studio. Educators can register a course and share information with students.

Watch the Getting Started with SAS OnDemand for Academics YouTube Video

Dominique steps you through the simple process of accessing SAS Studio to write and submit SAS programs and upload your own data.

Resources to Supplement Your Software

Free E-Learning Courses

Two of our free online courses pair well with SAS OnDemand for Academics: SAS Programming 1: Essentials and Statistics 1: Introduction to ANOVA, Regression, and Logistic Regression. Activate the course, then view the Course Overview and Data Setup section to learn how to access course data with SAS OnDemand for Academics.

If you're an educator or student, visit the SAS Academic Hub for more free learning resources.

Guides & Tutorials

Whether you are an instructor creating a course or an independent learner looking for detailed registration instructions, the SAS OnDemand for Academics support page offers step-by-step guides and video tutorials to help you get the most out of SAS OnDemand for Academics.