Why wasn't my application for a student developer pack approved?

Review common reasons that applications for the GitHub Student Developer Pack are not approved and learn tips for reapplying successfully.

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Tip: Before applying for an individual discount, check if your learning community is already partnered with us as a GitHub Education school. For more information, see "About GitHub Education."

Unclear academic affiliation documents

If the image you uploaded doesn't clearly identify your current academic status, we require further proof of your academic status. When you reapply, upload an image of your school ID, academic transcript, or other document showing proof of your academic status that clearly shows at least one date.

Note: PDF files are not supported and you cannot upload them as proof of affiliation.

Using an academic email with an unverified domain

If your academic email address has an unverified domain, we require further proof of your academic status. When you reapply, upload an image of your school ID, academic transcript, or other document showing proof of your academic status that clearly shows at least one date.

Note: PDF files are not supported and you cannot upload them as proof of affiliation.

Using an academic email from a school with lax email policies

If your school issues email addresses prior to paid student enrollment, we require further proof of your academic status. When you reapply, upload an image of your school ID, academic transcript, or other document showing proof of your academic status that clearly shows at least one date.

Note: PDF files are not supported and you cannot upload them as proof of affiliation.

If you have other questions or concerns about the school domain please ask your school IT staff to contact us.

Academic email address already used

If your academic email address was already used to request a GitHub Student Developer Pack for a different GitHub account, you cannot reuse the academic email address to successfully apply for another GitHub Student Developer Pack until that discount expires.

Note: It is against the GitHub Terms of Service to maintain more than one individual account.

If you have more than one personal user account, you must merge your accounts. To retain the discount, keep the account that was granted the discount. You can rename the retained account and keep your contribution history by adding all your email addresses to the retained account.

For more information, see:

Ineligible student status

You're ineligible for a GitHub Student Developer Pack if:

Your instructor may still apply for a GitHub Education discount for classroom use.

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