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Students and Teachers

GitKraken Pro is available for free to students through the GitHub Student Pack and to teachers through the GitHub Teacher Toolbox. If you don't have the pack or toolbox yet, first apply through GitHub:

Get the GitHub Student Pack

Get the GitHub Teacher Toolbox

🚨Important: Once you get the pack or toolbox, you must sign into GitKraken through GitHub one more time to enable Pro on your account.


Enabling Pro for Students or Teachers

Once GitHub has approved your pack or toolbox, you must sign into GitKraken through GitHub 1 more time to enable Pro.

To sign in again, launch GitKraken and navigate to File Sign into a Different Account Sign in with GitHub

Or you may login by navigating to Sign into a different account Sign in with GitHub

When you sign in with GitHub, the GitKraken app will check whether your GitHub account has the pack or toolbox. If the app sees the pack or toolbox, you should see the Pro flag in the bottom right of the UI and you will be able to open private repos.

If you don't see Pro then this means GitKraken does not see a pack or toolbox with the email address tied to your GitHub account. This may mean you need to update the primary email address for your GitHub.com account.


FAQ

How long does it take to approve the GitHub Student Pack or GitHub Teacher Toolbox?

GitHub controls the approval process for the GitHub Student Pack and the GitHub Teacher Toolbox. If you have questions about the status of your application, please email education@github.com.

Once you get approved, all you need to do is sign into GitKraken with your GitHub account 1 more time.

I got the student pack or teacher toolbox but I don't see Pro when I open GitKraken. What should I do?

Once GitHub has approved your pack or toolbox, you must sign into GitKraken through GitHub 1 more time to enable Pro.

How long will I have Pro as a student or teacher?

You will have Pro while you have an active GitHub Student Pack or active GitHub Teacher Toolbox. Once the pack or toolbox expires, your GitKraken Pro access will expire too.

Can I use my GitKraken Pro license on more than one computer?

Yes, your GitKraken Pro paid subscription is associated with your email address, not a specific computer. So you can use GitKraken Pro on as many computers as you'd like!