Upgrade to Google Apps for Education

Google Apps for Education is available to schools, universities, and accredited educational organizations, as well as qualifying nonprofit organizations. To qualify for Google Apps for Education, your organization must be one of the following:

K-12 or higher educational institution, non-profit, accredited by a generally accepted accreditation body.

Student/alumni/parent groups, religious organizations, or government bodies that are not registered 501(c)(3)s do not qualify for the Google Apps for Education. See additional examples.

If you already have a Google Apps account and you think your organization meets the above criteria, please follow the steps listed below in the order they are presented. If you haven't signed up your organization's domain with any of the Google Apps services, please complete the Google Apps for Education signup form.

  1. Have you verified domain ownership?

    We will not review your application for Google Apps for Education until domain ownership has been verified. If you need help verifying domain ownership, then please visit domain verification instructions.

  2. Proceed to the upgrade to Google Apps for Education form to provide additional information. Once you have submitted your request, we will review your organization's eligibility and contact you via email about the status of your upgrade within 1-2 weeks.
Registered nonprofit organization

Registered nonprofit organizations may qualify for Google Apps for Education. See the eligibility guidelines to determine if your organization qualifies and learn how to apply here.

After upgrading to Google Apps for Education, it may take up to 72 hours for the users in your domain to receive the 25 GB of mail storage that comes with the subscription. For new users, the 72-hour period begins when the user first signs in to his or her Gmail account.