Acceptable Forms for Academic Identification
To qualify for a student discount, you must be at least 13 years of age and enrolled in one of the following:
- University or college — accredited public or private university or college (including community, junior, or vocational college) that grants degrees requiring not less than the equivalent of two years of full-time study*
- Primary or secondary school — accredited public or private primary or secondary school providing full-time instruction*
- Homeschool — defined by state homeschooling regulations
What is proof of eligibility?
Use a school-issued email address: If you provide a school-issued email address you are instantly verified. (A school email address may include .edu, .k12, or other email domains sponsored by educational institutions.) If you do not have a school-issued email address or your email address cannot be verified, additional proof of eligibility will be requested.
Students and educators at accredited schools
Proof of eligibility must be a document issued by the institution with your name, institution name, and current date. Types of proof of enrollment include:
- School ID card
- Report card
- Tuition bill or statement
Note: Any sensitive information such as pay amounts, grades, or social security numbers can be covered or crossed out.
Homeschooled Students & Their Teachers**
Proof of eligibility may include:
- Dated copy of a letter of intent to homeschool
- Current membership ID to a home school association (for example, the Home School Legal Defense Association)
- Dated proof of purchase of curriculum for the current academic school year
*Accredited schools are those that are approved by an association recognized by the U.S. Department of Education/State Board of Education or the Canadian/Provincial Ministries of Education and that teach students as their primary focus. In the U.S., such associations include: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Northwest Association of Accredited Schools.
**Documents dated within the last six months are considered current.