What does apple consider the academic year?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by alwaysaangel, Oct 25, 2007.

  1. alwaysaangel macrumors regular

    May 14, 2007
    Sorry if this has been answered before - I couldn't find it with search.

    I was wondering how apple defines the academic year?

    I bought a macbook pro in early june this year. And am wondering when I can use my student discount to buy another. Is it already a new academic year? Does it depend on the school?
  2. arf macrumors member


    Mar 2, 2004
    Seriously, I wouldn't worry about it. I ended up purchasing about three Macbooks in a calendar year once on my apple student discount - all for fellow students but they didn't want the hassle of registering with apple.

    I'm pretty sure that unless you go ordering about 100 laptops apple won't notice if you use your discount more than once in a year.
  3. Mundy macrumors regular

    Sep 8, 2006
    Apple considers the "academic year" to be a calendar year.

    I once bought an iBook on a student discount in August. The following January I bought a PowerBook on a student discount. Although the two purchases were only a few months apart, Apple said it was fine because they were in different calendar years.
  4. alwaysaangel thread starter macrumors regular

    May 14, 2007
    Really? Well thats really dumb. They should call it a calendar year then. Well I'm just going to buy one anyway and claim ignorance if they give me any trouble. To me June and December are two separate academic years.
  5. sportsnut macrumors regular

    Jan 10, 2007

    I would have thought the same thing about June and December being 2 different academic years. I had a slight bit of rebate runaround in June with my macbook purchase and lucked out when common sense prevailed on Apple's part. I hope all goes well with your purchase.
  6. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    Apple, the US Government, most Student Loan Companies, and most schools consider the academic year to be the period from July 1 to June 30. You can max out your Academic purchase on June 30, then do it again on July 1 and not much can be said about it. Apple even explicitly states this on the their website after you choose 'College Student', but before you choose your school.

  7. MistaBungle macrumors 6502a


    Apr 3, 2005
    I asked an Apple Employee this last year since I was wanting to also get a MBP after my PB12 and she said "it doesn't really matter", meaning that I don't think this is strictly enforced.

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