Student: Purchasing a Subscription for Top Hat

Depending on the course you are taking, you might be required to purchase a subscription to use Top Hat. We offer three different subscription options for students:

  • One Semester (4month) 
  • One Year
  • Five Years

Subscriptions can be purchased online using most major credit cards or in prepaid form where available in most university bookstores. If you have you have any problems when making a payment, please see the following Support Page for troubleshooting tips. 

Purchasing a Subscription Online

To purchase a subscription with Top Hat, please go to and sign in with your account credentials. Search for your course using the course information and click on "Enroll". This will take you to a payment screen as shown:



Select your preferred payment option and follow the on screen instructions to complete your payment.
Subscription Codes
To enter a prepaid subscription code select "Redeem here" on the Subscription Code payment option. To complete the payment process, enter your 9-14 digit subscription code into the available space(no spaces necessary). Click continue to complete your payment. 


Coupon Codes
If you have a coupon code for a Top Hat Subscription, select your preferred subscription length (1 semester or 5 year) and click on "Have a coupon?" and enter your coupon code. This will apply your coupon directly to your subscription.


Once your payment or subscription code is approved, your subscription will become active and you will have full access to Top Hat! If you want to find out more about coupons, you can visit our Coupon Page.
Extending an Expired Subscription 

If your subscription has expired, you can renew it as follows:
1. Going to and log in using your account credentials 
2. Click on your name in the upper right hand corner of the screen and select "My Account"
3. Select "Subscription" to see when your current subscription will expire. To purchase a new subscription or to extend your current subscription click "Extend".


 4. This will take you to the standard purchase page where you can follow the onscreen instructions to purchase a new subscription to Top Hat.
Where Else Can I Get a Subscription Code?
Campus Bookstore
Top Hat subscription cards are available at most campus bookstores. Please consult your local campus bookstore for further details. Please keep in mind that bookstores generally impose a small mark-up on the price of subscription cards, so you may find prepaid codes varying in prices depending on your institution.
Subscription codes can also be purchased at a separate online bookstore. This bookstore has a separate payment processing company than Top Hat, so certain users who may have experience issues with their credit cards through our normal checkout should consider purchasing a subscription code here.  Search for Top Hat Monocle and select the subscription period you wish to purchase.  Once payment is processed, you would receive a subscription code that you can redeem on our purchase-a-subscription page in Top Hat.




If you encounter any problems trying to purchase a subscription, please feel free to visit our Payment Support Page. If you need any additional support, we've got you covered. The easiest way to get in touch with us is to click the 'Submit a Request' button in the top righthand corner of your screen. Or, just drop us a line at



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    Patrick Wright

    I do what it says, to try and enroll in a class, and all it says is "Error 200: Subscription"

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    Brennen Green

    Hi Patrick,

    Thanks for reaching out about this, I'm very sorry for this issue!

    I'm going to send you an email about this as I certainly want to troubleshoot things through with you- so please be on the lookout for that!

    Hope to connect with you soon.

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    Mary Lamovsky

    How do I access the page where I enter my attendance.I keep being marked absent?

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    Jason Carignan
    cant even purchase a subscription because the page doesnt go to the checkout screen
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    Kevin Velazquez Pujols
    I'm a having a trouble that I can't pay the subscription I selected my card have fund and it works perfectly I put all the information that is required and still can pay my class and I have to enroll in my class cause I will failed this class if I don't enroll it
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