Qualifications for Google Workspace for Education

Google Workspace for Education is a suite of Google tools and services that are tailored for schools. It is available globally for educational institutions that qualify. Google reserves the right to determine an organization's eligibility for Google Workspace for Education. When you complete and submit your application, the review process takes about 10 business days from start to finish. Prospective customers are automatically enrolled in a 14-day Google Workspace for Education Fundamentals trial upon sign up. For more information on Education editions, go to Compare editions.

To qualify for Google Workspace for Education

K–12 schools, higher-education institutions globally, and homeschool co-ops in the U.S. are eligible for Google Workspace for Education if they meet certain criteria.

K–12 and higher institutions must be a government-recognized, formally-accredited educational institution delivering nationally or internationally-approved certifications or diplomas at primary, secondary, or third levels. Additionally, institutions must have an active website related to their educational institution.

The education institution applying for Google Workspace for Education must submit the application. Access to these tools and services are intended for active administrator, student, and teacher use.

Institutions not eligible for Google Workspace for Education

Organizations such as military academies and public libraries do not qualify for Google Workspace for Education. A Google Workspace Business edition might be a good option instead. For more information, visit Choose your Google Workspace edition.

How the qualifications work for K–12 or higher

Here are some examples of fictional schools and organizations to explain how the qualifications work.


  • Park Elementary School
  • Park Middle School
  • Park High School
  • Park School District
  • Park Technical College
  • Park Community College
  • Park University

Doesn't qualify:

  • Park University fraternities, sororities, and student organizations
  • Park sports teams, clubs, or instructional classes
  • Third-party IT provider for Park Schools
  • Park City Doctors Association
  • Park teacher or student website or blog
  • Park Driving School
  • Park Church

Ready to sign up?

K–12 or higher organizations—If you meet the above requirements, go to the sign-up process.

Are you a homeschool co-op in the US? Visit Get started with Google Workspace for Education for homeschools

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