Followed all steps and downloaded ST6 for 32-bit and got the following message after selecting the option for academic license and entering my code.
@RyanHaines Please forward me your ST8 Student registration email and send me your SELicense.dat file (located in your ST8/Preferences folder).
So the problem is ST6 related? You would need an ST6 code to match. Each license is paired to the version for academic. Please let us know do you want to run ST6 or ST8?