Join a class as a student

This article is for students. Co-teachers, go here.

To use Classroom, you sign in on your computer or mobile device and join classes. After you join a class, you can get work from your teacher and communicate with your classmates.

You can join a class with:

  • A class link—Your teacher sends you the link.
  • A class code—Your teacher sends or tells you the class code. 
  • An email invite—Your teacher sends you the invite. 

After you join a class on one device, you're enrolled in that class for all devices.

To join a class, be sure to sign in to Classroom with the correct account. For instructions, go to How do I sign in to Classroom?

Join with a class link

  1. Click the class link your teacher shared.
  2. Select the account you use for Classroom.
    Note: If you need to switch accounts, click Switch accounts before you try to join. Learn more.
  3. Click Join

Join with a class code

Your teacher can tell you the class code. After you get the code, follow these steps: 


  1. Go to classroom.google.com and click Sign In.

    Sign in with your Google Account. For example, you@yourschool.edu or you@gmail.comLearn more.

  2. Make sure to sign in with the correct account. If you're already signed in and need to switch accounts, in the top-right corner, click your profile pictureand thenselect or add your account.
  3. At the top, click Join class "".

    Click Join class

  4. Enter the class code from your teacher and click Join.

    Enter class code
    Note: Class codes are 6-7 characters, and use letters and numbers. Codes can’t have spaces or special symbols. 

Join with an email invite

Your teacher might send you an email invite. You can join the class from the email or in Classroom.

Accept the invite in Classroom


  1. Go to classroom.google.com and click Sign In.

    Sign in with your Google Account. For example, you@yourschool.edu or you@gmail.comLearn more.

  2. Make sure to sign in with the correct account. If you're already signed in and need to switch accounts, in the top-right corner, click your profile pictureand thenselect or add your account.
  3. On the class card, click Join.

    Click Join

Accept the invite in your email

  1. Open the email program you use for Classroom.
  2. In the email invite, click Join.
  3. (Optional) If you see Class not found, click the Down arrow "" and sign in with the account you use for Classroom. Learn more.
  4. Click Join

Trouble joining a class?

I forgot or lost the class code

To join a class, you only need to enter the class code once. After you join the class, you don’t need the code again.
If you forget, lose, or delete the code before joining the class, ask your teacher to share the code again.

My class code doesn’t work

If the class code doesn’t work, check the following:
  • You’re signed in to Classroom with the correct account. Learn more.
  • The code you enter is 6-7 characters long, and uses letters and numbers. Codes can’t have spaces or use special characters.

If you still have trouble, let your teacher know.

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