MATLAB On and Off-Campus License Renewal for MacOS


  1. Open Finder.
  2. Go to "Applications".
  3. Right-click or control-click on the MATLAB application icon. (e.g. MATLAB_R20XX.app)
  4. Click on "Show Package Contents".
  5. Open "Activate.app".
  6. Select "Activate automatically using the internet."
  7. Log into your MathWorks account
  8. Select the license from the list of licenses you would like to activate (should be Princeton’s, 296492)
  9. Confirm the activation information.
  10. Click "finish" to complete the activation process.