Gradescope Institutional Trial

All Gradescope users can try out the full set of features and assignments available with an Institutional License for one term.


Gradescope offers two plans: Gradescope Basic and Gradescope Institutional. If your institution does not have a Gradescope license, you can try out the full set of features through an Institutional Trial for one term with up to three courses. After your Institutional Trial term ends, you can continue using the new Basic plan for free.

Love the features of Gradescope Institutional? We’re glad! Partner with us through our Gradescope Advocate Program to extend your trial while we work together to secure an Institutional license for you & your colleagues.

Join the Gradescope Advocate Program

Learn more

*not included in Institutional Trial
  Basic Institution
Dynamic Rubrics
Question by Question Grading
Basic Assignment Types
Student-uploaded and Instructor-uploaded PDF
Assignment Statistics
Regrade Requests
Data Export
Student Mobile App
Collaborative Grading (Multiple Staff Members)  
AI-Powered Grading  
AI-Powered Roster Matching  
Anonymous Grading  
Section Management  
Unpublish Course Grades  
Additional Assignment Types
ProgrammingOnlineBubble Sheets
Duplicate Assignments  
Advanced Rubric Functionality
Rubric Item GroupsImportCreate Before Submission
Advanced Annotation Functionality
Text AnnotationsPencil Colors
Code Similarity  
Duplicate a Course   ✓*
LMS Integration   ✓*
Single Sign-On (SSO)   ✓*
Administrator Dashboard   ✓*
Dedicated Onboarding & Training   ✓*

Frequently Asked Questions

To provide Gradescope customers with the best possible experience and support, we are moving certain advanced features (online assignments, the ability to duplicate an assignment, adding course staff, and AI-assisted roster matching) from our free Basic plan to only be available in our paid Institutional plan. Gradescope’s product philosophy has always been to develop tools that will help instructors provide more consistent feedback and grade student work faster. Over time, our tool-set has matured to support some of the most complex course and institutional requirements, resulting in many exciting enhancements that our free users have been able to enjoy. However, these features and functions aim to support assessment goals across an entire institution. For that reason, we are realigning the features available for our Basic and Institutional license models as of May 31, 2023.

Please see the chart above to learn what’s included in each tier.

Yes! An Institutional License comes with some great options for Administrators such as SSO Configuration, LMS Integration, an Administrator Dashboard, and a dedicated onboarding team. 

Your Institutional Trial will begin with the first course you create in a new term after May 31, 2023 and will last for one term. 

An Institutional Trial allows 3 courses. Any subsequent courses will be limited to Basic features.

Yes! After your Institutional trial ends, if your institution has not purchased Gradescope, you will still be able to use Gradescope’s Basic plan. See the chart above for more about features included in Basic.

By partnering with the Gradescope team to be an advocate for Gradescope at your institution, you can extend your Institutional Trial for another term. Learn more about how you can become an Advocate and bring the power of Gradescope to colleagues at your institution.

The Gradescope Advocate Program allows instructors to be an advocate at their institution by connecting the Gradescope team with leadership, helping us schedule a demo, or by meeting with the Gradescope team to explore other ways you can help.

No, Gradescope is not available for purchase by individual users. However, we would love to work with you to help your institution purchase a Gradescope Institutional license that you can benefit from. Learn more about how to get started with the Gradescope Advocate Program.

No, the changes made do not impact courses that existed before May 31, 2023.

Yes, your previous courses will remain unchanged and you will continue to have access to them.