Yes, we continue to improve our process for approving academic discounts. Applications are generally processed within a few days, but may take longer in peak periods such as the start of a new semester.
Here are instructions for new teachers applying:
Teachers are encouraged to create an organization per-class per-semester, and request an academic discount for each.
You will need to sign up for an individual account at GitHub.com if you do not already have one.
Then create your classroom organization under the free plan:
To apply for an academic discount, click this link:
Under Which best describes you? select Teacher.
Under What are you looking to get a discount for? select Organization.
On the next page choose the organization you are using with GitHub Classroom, and under Which best describes what this organization will be used for? choose Classroom.
Fill out the remaining information and submit the application.
To get started with GitHub Classroom, watch the tutorial videos here.
You'll also want to join the GitHub Education Community where you can discuss current trends in technology education with your peers from around the world, access GitHub's open source lesson plans for teaching Git and GitHub, and request a swag bag full of GitHub educational materials and goodies for your students.
Hope that helps!