Ultimate Guide: How to Get the GitHub Student Developer Pack for Free as a Remote Student

Ultimate Guide: How to Get the GitHub Student Developer Pack for Free as a Remote Student

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Hey there, fellow remote learner! I totally get how frustrating it can be to try and snag the GitHub Student Developer Pack while studying from a distance. But guess what? No need to stress anymore! In this article, I'm your guide and I've got your back. I'm here to make sure you don't miss out on any cool developer tools and perks, even if you're miles away from campus. From untangling the verification process to making sure your student status is recognized, I've got all the deets covered. So, let's kick those worries aside and dive into this article. Together, we'll make sure you're all set up with that awesome GitHub pack and ready to rock your coding journey as a remote student!

However, it's essential to meet certain criteria to qualify for the GitHub Student Developer Pack, whether you're on campus or a remote learner. Let's take a closer look at these eligibility requirements:

  • Be currently enrolled in a degree or diploma granting course of study such as a high school, secondary school, college, university, homeschool, or similar educational institution

  • Have a verifiable school-issued email address or upload documents that prove your current student status

  • Have a GitHub personal account

  • Be at least 13 years old

Getting started

Step 1: Go to the official site of GitHub Education

Step 2: Click ' Sign up for Student Developer Pack '

Step 3: Tap ' Get Student Benefit '

Step 4: Now Sign in with your GitHub account or create one if you don't have one.

Step 5: Soon you will be redirected to a new page, where you will be asked to fill in some details about your school and your plan to use GitHub.

Step 6: Once you fill your details in and tap Continue, a popup will appear asking for location permission.

When that popup says, "Know your location?" don't rush! Hold off on the "Allow" button for a moment.

Get Your VPN Ready: Here's where the magic happens. Fire up your VPN (Virtual Private Network) tool. It's like the secret cloak that lets you be in two places at once.

Time for a Location Switch: Choose a VPN server located at your campus. This makes your device think it's hanging out at the college grounds.

Or Enter Mock Location Mode: If you don't have a VPN, no worries! Activate your device's mock location mode. It's like a playful disguise for your whereabouts.

Caution: Why This Matters: Remember, GitHub uses this location info to confirm your student status. So, by matching your location with your campus, you're proving that you're the real deal.

Step 7: You will be asked to submit an academic verification

Step 8: Once you submit your application and you're in the application portal, you'll notice a nifty section on the right-hand side. This is where you can see whether your application was approved or rejected.

Step 9: That's it, Once you are approved the Pack benefits will be added to your account within a few days.

Wrap Up!

You've reached the end of our GitHub Student Developer Pack adventure – kudos to you! I hope I've covered everything. But hey, if there's ever a coding curiosity that just won't quit or something's got you puzzled, remember, I'm just a message away on my socials. Helping out is my jam, and I'm always excited to lend a hand. Happy coding, and remember, your coding journey is like a canvas waiting for your masterpiece! Stay awesome!

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