Students will use word processors, spreadsheets, and presentation software in college to fulfill class objectives and assignments.  If you are entering an academic program such as digital media or music, you may want to check with a faculty member from that discipline to see if there are software titles they recommend.

Common Software Applications Used by Students:

  • Google Docs-  free
  • Office 365- free
  • Mac Applications: Pages, Keynote, Numbers- free on new Macs
  • OpenOffice- free

For office: 

    Microsoft gives students office for free through their website. Just give them your Greenville student email, tell them you're a student, and make an account! You can then find the install link at the top right of the screen. Here's the link where you can give them your email:


Greenville College's software vendor, VarsityBuys, has a program that allows students to purchase software suites for PC or Mac at a greatly reduced price.  To purchase Microsoft Office, Adobe products, or other popular software titles, please visit their site for more details and pricing. You are not restricted to buying software from our vendor.  Please feel free to shop around and order from a different vendor or store.  Be sure to inquire about educational discounts.