Creating Organizations with Private Repos

I am trying to set up a separate organization for each of my courses in GitHub Classroom. Even though I (and my school) have applied and been approved for GitHub Education I am only able to create organizations with public repos. I found a few other posts on this topic which give a link to this page - - and say that you should just be able to click ‘upgrade’ next to the organization names. However, I get a page that that says I need to apply for benefits and submit either a photo of my staff ID or an employment verification letter. Haven’t I already done this? Do I have to apply again? Is there something I am missing?


You might have to do the following:

Thank you so much for the quick response!

There is no login option on that particular page. I am currently logged into both GitHub and GitHub classroom on separate tabs but that seems to make no difference.

Try this:

I’m still getting the same page following those steps. When I click ‘Get Teacher Benefits’ it asks for employment verification.

Thanks again.

Uhm… as a test I logged out from GitHub and clicked on Get Benefits. Then, the system asked me to log in again to access GitHub Education and my benefits were there.

So… are you sure you’ve gone through all the steps required to get the approval? I’d suggest you to click on Get teachers benefits and see what’s next.

As a side note, yes I had to provide GitHub with my employment verification to receive the benefits.

I thought this was already verified when I originally applied for GitHub Education and completed the training. Guess I will have to do it again.

Thank you!

Don’t know what time span you’re referring to, but we need to get the approval every once in a while, since it expires after a couple of years or so.

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