Why a valid email address is required for setting up an account and logging in.
A valid email address is used as an unique identifier for each student. This allows the University to track each student's progress within their registered courses and create a transcript for them.
The email address provided is also where the transcript will be sent along with any other related course information.
The email addressed used can be from work, home, google, yahoo, hotmail or any other source that provides you with a valid email address.
Email addresses are not shared with any other person or entity, period.