A unique e-mail address is required for each registrant. We prefer to have the registered student’s e-mail address.
The acceptance to the program is sent via e-mail. Also, we regularly send messages to the e-mail address on record. For example, if the lab closes due to bad weather, we will use this e-mail address to inform you of this situation early on Saturday morning.
Using a parent’s e-mail address to register?
We understand that not all students of this age have e-mail addresses or that parents would like to use their own e-mail address for this registration. This is OK.
If you choose to use the same e-mail address for multiple registrants (e.g., a parent wants to register their twins), some e-mail systems allow you to use a trick that can make a unique e-mail address: Add a plus sign and then the name of the student.
For example, if the parent e-mail address is
then you can use these two addresses to make distinct, unique addresses:
email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Messages sent to either of these addresses will end up at “email@example.com”
We know of two e-mail services for which this trick works: Gmail and ProtonMail. This trick does NOT work for Yahoo, Outlook, AOL, or for Fermilab’s mail system.