Can a student have multiple email addresses?
Including multiple email addresses for students is supported by Merit and is a recommended practice, primarily because including personal email addresses improves Merit's ability to match student identities. When importing a spreadsheet, just add an additional column for personal emails to your spreadsheet.
When you use multiple email addresses for students:
- Merit's ability to match student identities is improved.
- Students are able to choose which email address is their primary address.
- If institutional email addresses are discontinued, they won't lose access to their Merit account after graduation.
Map additional email addresses when importing spreadsheets:
Additional student addresses can be assigned when you map student attributes in either the achievement workflow or the Import Student workflow: