# Excel School Last Call, Closing in Few Hours – Join Now!

Posted on February 17th, 2010 in Learn Excel , products - 6 comments

If excel school were to be a bar, this post is your last call. Come one, come all and order the course now.

(on a lighter note, if excel school were to be a pie, we wouldn’t be having this conversation :P)

### How many students have joined the school?

At the time of writing this post (Around 11pm on Feb 16) we have 94 students signed up. That is quite a bit more than what I expected. While I am a tiny bit scared, I am very keen to help as many more people as possible. So, go ahead and join the program, because I don’t know when I will re-open it.

Few people have e-mailed me and asked, “I don’t have PayPal account, how do I sign-up?”.

Well, you don’t need a PayPal account if you use the one-time payment option. All you have to do is click on the link that says “Continue without creating a paypal account”. See this screenshot.

(You must create a PayPal account if you choose monthly payment option. This will give you ability to review your payment every month.)

### When is it closing exactly?

I will be closing new registrations by 11:59 PM (Pacific Time) on today. Pacific time is GMT-8:00. See the below list to know when exactly the registration closes at your time zone.

### Will the school re-open later this year?

That is my plan. But I don’t know if my kids permit me to fool around too much. You see, by then they would be talking.

### Bonus Excel Tip: How to convert times from one time zone to another?

Just because 100 people are joining excel school doesn’t mean that rest 7,900 of you should read a sales pitch. So here is a bonus tip.

If you want to convert times from one time zone to another (like above), you can use simple date arithmetic.

1. Enter the date and time you want to convert in a cell (say in A1)
2. Now, let us say you want to convert this to time zone 6 hours ahead of it.
3. Simply write the formula `=A1 + 6/24` to get the time in new time zone.
4. Hint: change `+6/24` to `-7/24` if you want time in a zone that is 7 hours behind.

That is all. Happy time traveling.

PS: You would need a real time machine if you miss the dead line for excel school sign-up. You know what to do.

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### 6 Responses to “Excel School Last Call, Closing in Few Hours – Join Now!”

1. Hui... says:

Chandoo, Lucky you don't have class size restrictions!
Good luck, I'm sure it will be great for those involved.

2. Victor says:

Hi Chandoo, I have a sugestion.
I already subscribed (and paid) to Excel School, but when I go to chandoo.org/wp, I cant find the login button, I had to look up on my email.
Could you make a simple button or link that takes us to http://excelschool.in/classroom/wp-login.php

Thanks!

3. Ubique72 says:

Chandoo - I am so excited to be a part of this (I am one of the 92-93 people)
Your work inspires me - all the best and hoping for 3 intensive months of excel learning.

4. MS says:

bummed i can't do it this time - hope you do another round later in the year. Your site is wonderful, and best of luck with the school!

5. Chandoo says:

@Hui... Thanks š

@Victor: I will provide a link to the classroom login pages on Excel School Page - http://chandoo.org/wp/excel-school/ once the registrations are closed.

@Ubique72: Thank you. I am looking forward to this.

@MS: Lets hope that we meet in the next round of excel school.

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