student discount

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  1. bluedevil14 macrumors regular

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    i am a student in high school
    do i apply for apple's student discount? I have heard conflicting reports from apple's website and the people at my local apple store:confused:
     
  2. Peyton macrumors 68000

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    I don't know? Are you?

    JK, usually just take your school id to the store, thats all you need
     
  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    No...in general, high school students are not eligible for the discount. But you only need to have been accepted at a college in order to be eligible. So seniors only need to bring a college acceptance letter. Or maybe you're taking an advanced class a local college...that is usually enough too.
     
  4. british724 macrumors member

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    Yeah, I'm a senior in high school (not for much longer :D ) and I've been taking online courses through the college I'm going to... so I applied for it because I had a college ID. And once I got accepted for sure to that college my ID didn't change, so it worked either way. But yeah you can't get it just because you're in high school.... you have to log in with a student ID and password. Sorry :( Be patient, your time will come soon enough :cool:
     
  5. desenso macrumors 6502a

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    Can current undergraduates receive the student discount when purchasing at a physical Apple store? I always knew of the online store, but I thought that to receive the discount in person you had to buy from your university or college. If so, what proof of affiliation is required? And, if I may ask one more question: do the physical stores sell MacBooks that are something other than the base spec?
     
  6. Flyinace2000 macrumors 6502a

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    To get the discount at the Apple Retial store you need to show that you are a student.

    1. Student ID
    2. Log into your school webmail
    3. Acceptance Letter

    One of those is acceptable.

    -Will (past Apple Store employee)
     
  7. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    You can get hardware discounts at the physical store. Just bring a student ID.

    BTO computers are only available online.
     
  8. desenso macrumors 6502a

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  9. snakelda macrumors 6502

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    When I bought my iPod from the Apple Website, I put in my High School and the apple website gave me the discount.It was a high school,not college or university.
     
  10. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    But if you read the terms and conditions... high school students do NOT qualify. (note: screengrab does not display terms and conditions, but it does list k-12 teacher or staff member and only college or university students are qualified)
     

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  11. count chocula macrumors 6502a

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    my mom graduates from college sometime in may, and i want the intel based ibook, which i'm not sure will be released before she graduates. if i dont order it before she graduates, can she still use a student discount?

    edit: i'm no longer a noob! that was my 30th post! err this is my 30th post lol
     
  12. interlaced macrumors 6502a

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    if she still has her id, she can show it at the apple store even after she graduates. there was a period of time where i dropped out but i still had my old id and i used it when i bought my mac mini. lol. :p
     
  13. count chocula macrumors 6502a

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    i want to buy it online though, so i can upgrade the ram and hard drive
     
  14. knackroller macrumors regular

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    I believe you can get the discount. Just try, sometimes they don't REALLY check.
     
  15. count chocula macrumors 6502a

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    sounds like a plan. hopefully they'll realease it soon so it isnt even an issue. actually, hopefully they'll release it right now! but at any rate, they need to release it soon, so i can have the beast computer and not have to worry bout the student discount
     
  16. snakelda macrumors 6502

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    lol,Now I remember.I said I was a k-12 teacher or staff member.They don't really check though...
     
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