What is an .edu Email address and How Do I Get One?

Question: What is an “.edu email address"? I just tried to sign up at a Web site but was told that I couldn't do it without an .edu email.

When students enroll in college, the vast majority are given a new email address that includes the college name and the “.edu" suffix." I see from your “Ask the Dean" query form that you're currently a high school senior with a Gmail account. Many college students continue to use their old accounts, such as Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, etc., for personal mail but will use the .edu account for the mountains of official email that they receive from various college administrators, programs, professors, etc.

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