Student: Account Creation and Payment + Tutorial Video


Creating an account on Top Hat is quick and easy! There are a few ways to create one as explained in this section. Take a look at our video tutorial which will walk you through the steps of creating your student account:

Web Account Registration
1. To create a student account online, simply to go and click on the "Sign-up" button in the upper right hand corner.  
2. Once there, you will have two options:
If your instructor has provided you with a 6-digit Top Hat course code, you can enter it in the box at the bottom and it will automatically fill in the information for you. 
Click on Find your school and start typing in your school’s name. The list should automatically narrow down the results as you type. Once done, click on the name of your school and then next.
3. Enter in your personal information (name, email, Top Hat username and password) as instructed.
Make sure you agree to the terms and conditions by checking the box and click next.
Note:  Your username doesn't have to match your student ID, but it has to be unique on Top Hat. If another student is using your desired username, please pick a different username. Additionally your instructor will be able to see the username you choose.
4. Enter your student ID. This might vary from school to school, so make sure you follow any instructions your instructor may have provided. It’s important to enter the correct format in this field, as it’s what your instructor will use to synchronize your grades. If you make a mistake here, you can always come back and fix it! Once you're done, click next.
5. To use your phone to submit responses during class via text message (SMS), enter your phone number along with the country code here. To complete the verification process you will receive a 4 digit verification code for you to enter into the appropriate field. 
6. If you didn't enter a course code in step 2, you can search for your course now by entering the course name or the professor’s name and clicking Search. Any courses associated with that professor will be displayed on this screen. To enroll into the desired course, simply click Enroll. If you are having difficulties finding your course click here.
Note: Please ensure that you are enrolling into the correct section of your course.
If you wish to add or remove a course check out our guide here.
7. If your course requires a Top Hat subscription, you will need to purchase a subscription from one of the three available options. To find out more about how to make a payment click here. If you encounter any difficulties, be sure to check out our support page by clicking on this link.
That's it! You're all set up to use Top Hat in your class. Make sure to check out our other Student Orientation articles to find out more about our various services and features.

If you need any additional support, we've got you covered. The easiest way to get in touch with us is to click Support at the bottom left-hand corner of your screen (when logged into your Top Hat Account) or click the 'Submit a Request' button in the top right-hand corner of this screen. You can also drop us a line;