Grammarly for Education

The University has partnered with Grammarly, an online writing tool, to bring Grammarly for Education to all faculty and staff. Grammarly for Education checks your grammar, spelling, punctuation, and style as you write and offers suggestions in non-intrusive ways.

Before you start:

You must have an active faculty or staff affiliation and a valid PennKey in order to use the University's Grammarly for Education service.

Grammarly for Education leverages Generative AI features to help jumpstart your writing process, though it includes auto-citations and guardrails to preserve academic integrity.

Grammarly for Education is available as:

Note: Grammarly meets the University’s high standards for data privacy. HIPAA usage is pending additional reviews by Penn Medicine Privacy and the Office of Audit, Compliance, and Privacy. If you're interested in using Grammarly with HIPPA data, please reach out to the Wharton Information Security Office.

How to Sign up

To sign up for the University’s Grammarly for Education service:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on the "Sign Up" button.
  3. Enter your email address in the "School email" field. Note: You must use your address in order to access the University's Grammarly for Education service.
  4. You're all set!

Already have a Grammarly account?

If you are already a Grammarly customer, you can switch your account to the University’s service and request a refund (if you have a paid account).

All you have to do is change the email address associated with your account Grammarly account to your by following these instructions:

  1. Go to
  2. Log in with your Grammarly account if prompted.
  3. Click Update next to the listed email address.
  4. Enter your email address, which is: <yourpennkey>
  5. Click the confirmation link that is sent to your email address.

Once your email address has been changed your Grammarly account will then be automatically associated with Penn's Grammarly for Education service.

If you have a paid Grammarly account, you'll be walked through the refund process after you change your email address and your account becomes associated with the University.

Install it on your Wharton Computer

You can install the latest version of the Grammarly desktop client on Wharton Managed computers by using BigFix or JAMF self-service. This will install the Grammarly client on your computer without the need for an administrator password. 

Windows Instructions

Mac Instructions


Grammarly has a number of great resources to help you get the most out of the tool:

User Guides

Want to figure out how to integrate Grammarly into your process? This collection of user guides, which cover all the devices on which you can use Grammarly, will show you the basics and some tips and tricks to level up your Grammarly usage:

Feature Highlights

On occasion, Grammarly shares articles diving into a particular feature of the product. Here are a few such articles that may interest you:


Please contact your Wharton Computing representative with any questions regarding Grammarly for Education.