Select or change your school type

When you open your G Suite for Education account, you should select a school type. The school type helps us to provide the correct services based on your users. Your school type options are:

  • Primary/Secondary Education: Includes kindergarten, elementary, middle, and high school, as well as school districts with only these types of schools. You should select this option if your students are primarily under the age of 18.
  • Higher Education: Includes vocational schools, colleges, and post-graduate institutions. You should select this option if your students are primarily over 18. 

Note: If you have a mix of school types, such as a high school and a college, select Primary/Secondary as your school type.

Change your organization type in G Suite for Education

If the organization type in your Admin console does not accurately represent your educational institution (school type) as described above, you can change it.

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Account settingsand thenProfile.
  3. Next to Organization Type, click the drop-down list and choose the correct type.
  4. At the bottom, click Save.

To understand how Google treats data associated with G Suite for Education K-12 domains, please refer to the G Suite for Education Privacy Notice.

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