As we continue to improve the user experience on SA, we’ve made some changes to how we verify Sugar Baby College Premium accounts. Every year after a college Premium account is created, we’re asking the user to validate their student email address to continue receiving the upgraded account features and the “College” badge on their profile.
Why the change?
There are a couple reasons for this change. The first and perhaps most important is to ensure the “College” badge is accurate and trustworthy. Since Premium college accounts don’t currently expire, a user can claim to be a college student well after they’re no longer in college.
The second reason is to eliminate inactive college members from showing in the “Featured Results” section. This is an effort to improve user experience across the board and mitigate the chances of interacting with an inactive profile. This site update is truly advantageous to all active members.
What you need to know
Each year following the initial Sugar Baby college upgrade, users with a College Premium account will be sent an email asking them to re-verify access to their college email account. Users will have two weeks to verify their student email address before being automatically switched to a Basic Sugar Baby account.
As long as each affected user has access to their student email address, their College Premium account will remain active. If users miss the email or forget to verify their email address in time, they can still log in and resend the verification email — even after the two weeks has lapsed — and be upgraded again after verification.