SAS® OnDemand for Academics

SAS OnDemand for Academics provides an online delivery model for teaching and learning statistical analysis, data mining and forecasting. Whether you are an independent  learner, a student, or an instructor, you can access SAS software via the cloud free of charge.

  • Everyone has access to SAS OnDemand for Academics: SAS Studio for learning purposes. Just follow the steps for "Independent Learners" in the Getting Started section.
  • If you are a student and your instructor has already registered you to attend SAS OnDemand for Academics, you should receive an enrollment link from your instructor. After you receive the link, you can follow the steps for "Students" in the Getting Started section to register and access the software.
  • If you are an instructor, you can explore the variety of options that you have for teaching with SAS software. If you select SAS OnDemand for Academics for your course, follow the steps for "Instructors" in the Getting Started section to register and create your course.
  • Already a user? Visit the Welcome Page to access your account.

Additional Resources

  • SAS Server Availability

Each time you start SAS OnDemand for Academics software applications, they connect to a server. The servers remotely process any submitted SAS files or projects and return the results to your local machine.

We make best efforts to keep unexpected downtime to a minimum. There could be limited times when the servers are unavailable to support maintenance or upgrades. Notices are posted on the SAS OnDemand for Academics status page.

If you are unable to use a SAS OnDemand for Academics software application to perform processing, make sure that you have a working Internet connection. If you do, then the SAS Servers might be temporarily unavailable. Please try to use the servers again later.

  • Regular Server Maintenance
    • If server maintenance is needed, SAS tries to perform this work during nontraditional usage hours to lessen any impact to users. Scheduled maintenance events are posted on the SAS OnDemand for Academics status page.
    • SAS uses the third Saturday of each month to perform scheduled maintenance on its systems (if needed). Therefore, the servers might be unavailable for a portion of time on the third Saturday of each month.

Get Started

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SAS OnDemand for Academics Communities

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