Education Discount Validation Process

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  1. A Hebrew macrumors 6502a

    A Hebrew

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    Hi,

    I am wondering how Apple validates the educational discount. I will be going to college soon, do I have to be ATTENDING the college at the time or do I simply have to be ACCEPTED into the college with the intention of going? Like, could I purchase an Apple product during the Summer when I know I have been accepted and intend to go?
     
  2. Apple OC macrumors 68040

    Apple OC

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    it should work ... show them your acceptance letter
     
  3. A Hebrew thread starter macrumors 6502a

    A Hebrew

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    I would be purchasing online. The nearest Apple Store is nearly two hours from where I live.
     
  4. BreakGuy macrumors 6502a

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    You'd have to scan your letter of acceptance and email it to Apple. They'll let you know when and what address to send it to.

    I had to verify my identity when I purchased my MacBook Pro from the refurbished store.
     
  5. A Hebrew thread starter macrumors 6502a

    A Hebrew

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    So a letter of acceptance is definitely acceptable?
     
  6. BreakGuy macrumors 6502a

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    I believe it should be sufficient.
     
  7. Tom J macrumors regular

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    You'll be fine. In your case, a receipt or statement showing that you are registered for classes will suffice.
    Between myself and my wife who are on-again-off-again college students and my four kids who I have all purchased Macs for, I've never had an issue with the education discount.

    The letter of acceptance will probably work too. Apple's pretty good about that.
     

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