Microsoft Office

Bismarck State College students who are enrolled for one or more credits can install Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus for FREE on their personal computers through Microsoft's Student Advantage Program.  

What is included with Office 365 ProPlus subscription license?
  • Office 365 ProPlus for PC 
  • Office 365 ProPlus for Mac 
  • Office Mobile for iPhone
  • Office Mobile for Android

How many machines/devices can I run this subscription on?
Each subscription license allows you to install Office on up to five PCs or Macs, five tablets, and five smartphones.
Note:  If you have a Chromebook, you can download the Office apps from the Google Play Store, or use the online versions on the Office 365 main page.

Is this a full version Office and available for offline use?
Yes, this is full Office on the PC, Mac, iPhone, and Android platform.  The software has the same features and functions as other versions of Office and can be used offline.

How long can I keep my license for Office 365 ProPlus?
Students enrolled for one or more credits at BSC (or at any other North Dakota University System institution) are eligible for the Office 365 ProPlus license. Students who graduate or are no longer enrolled for credit will lose their license. When the license expires, students retain read-only access to their Microsoft Office files.

Download and Install the latest version of Microsoft Office
  1. Go to Outlook on the web
  2. Log in using your NDUS and password.  Example: and your NDUS account password.
  3. On the Office 365 main page click the "Install Office" dropdown (upper right side of page), then choose "Office 365 apps" to start the installation.
    If you are not on the Office 365 main page, click the "App launcher" icon in the upper left corner, then click "Office 365" on the upper right side of the App launcher menu. 

    Note:  To see more options, click "Other install options" under the "Install Office" dropdown. In this section you can deactivate an Office install on a computer you no longer use, which frees up a license to use on another device. Click "My installs" in the menu on the left side. Under the Office section, it will list the number of devices that currently have Office installed. Click the dropdown arrow next to the number of installs. Click "Deactivate" next to the device(s) you want to remove the license from.

What applications are included with Office 365 ProPlus for Windows?
  • Word 
  • Excel 
  • PowerPoint 
  • OneNote 
  • Access 
  • Publisher 
  • Outlook

What applications are included with Office 365 ProPlus for Mac?
  • Word 
  • Excel 
  • PowerPoint 
  • Outlook 
  • OneNote