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Sign in to or sign up for your Madewell Insider account (there are plenty of perks waiting).


Verify your status as a teacher or college student—you might need to upload documentation but it’s super simple.


Shop (!). Your discount will be valid for one calendar year and applied to eligible items in your bag, no promo code needed.

OK, ready to get verified?


Just pop into any Madewell location and show us a valid school ID. It’s that easy.

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    Who is eligible for the Teacher & Student discount program?

    Any current teachers or college students age 16 or older with a valid ID can receive this discount in stores and online. Teach for America and Donors Choose associates are also eligible to use this discount with a valid company ID or business card with a photo ID.

    How do I receive my discount online?

    Online usage of the Teacher & College Student discount is subject to different requirements. Please see the “Who can get verified” section in the Online Verification FAQs for details.

    Can I use this discount with other promotions?

    This discount cannot be combined with select promotions. If there is another promotion on the site or in store, the deeper discount will be applied.

    What products are excluded from the Teacher & Student discount?

    This discount may NOT be applied to previous purchases or the purchase of gift cards, third-party branded merchandise or Marketplace merchandise.


    Who can get verified?

    Teachers and college students age 16 and older of accredited public and private institutions can verify their identity on our site to receive the discount.

    How do I get verified?

    If not instantly verified, SheerID will compare the information provided in the uploaded document(s) against the information entered in the verification form. To ensure you get that instant verification thrill, please pay attention to how you enter your information on the form so that it will match what is seen on the document(s). For example, enter your first and last name on the form as it appears on your school document(s).

    How long will I be verified?

    Your verified status (viewable in My Account) will be good for one year and your discount will be automatically applied when you are logged into your Insider account. After a year, you need to go through the verification process again to renew your status.

    Who is SheerID?

    SheerID is a third-party verification service that works on behalf of retailers to verify an individual’s affiliations. For information on our services, visit us at

    I just uploaded a document. When will I hear back?

    SheerID will collect some basic personal information to confirm your eligibility for the offer. We may also ask you to upload some documentation that substantiates your status and eligiblity.

    I’m unable to type my school into the box or select it from the drop-down list. What gives?

    Make sure you’re not missing your school by typing out its full name. If you still don’t see it, you will not be eligible for the offer at this time.

    What happens if I can’t prove I’m a teacher?

    This almost never happens. All academic institutions provide some form of official documentation that we’ll accept. If you cannot provide acceptable proof of current employment, we will be unable to approve you for the offer. But trust us, if you’re teaching in a school, you have a document we can verify.

    What happens if I can’t prove I’m a student?

    This almost never happens. All academic institutions provide some form of official documentation that we’ll accept (e.g., class schedule, tuition receipt, transcript). If you cannot provide acceptable proof of current student enrollment, we will be unable to approve you for the offer. But trust us, if you’re in school, you have a document we can verify.

    How do I know you won’t do something I don’t want you to do with my ID?

    This is something we take very seriously. We only use someone’s information to confirm their eligibility. We do not rent their information. We do not sell their information. We do not store documents or images uploaded to our system. Click here to read our full privacy policy.


    Yes, you can email us at and someone from our customer service team will respond as soon as they can.

*15% discount valid in stores and online only. Not valid on phone orders. Cannot be applied to previous purchases, alterations or the purchase of gift cards or third-party branded merchandise. Cannot be redeemed for cash or combined with any other offer. Must present valid school ID at time of purchase to redeem in store. To redeem online, you must be signed in to your account and have a valid school ID on file with Madewell’s online eligibility verification system at the time of purchase. Offer valid in the U.S. only. Terms are subject to change.