AlcoholEdu® Directions for Students

Welcome to Boston University, 1st-Year Students!

Whether you decide to drink in college or not, AlcoholEdu is worth your time.
The course will empower you to make well-informed decisions about alcohol, prepare you to respond to risky drinking situations, and help you reach your personal and academic goals.

AlcoholEdu for College® is not a “just say no” program. Rather, it is a highly personalized and interactive course designed to provide you with the skills for handling dangerous drinking situations and preventing personal harms like blackouts, drunk driving, and sexual violence.

All 1st-year students are required to complete the course before arriving on campus with a passing score of 70%.

Please Note: Transfer students are excluded from this requirement.

AlcoholEdu Requirements

  • Part 1
    • Length: Approx. 1.5-2.5 hours
    • Deadline: Must be completed before you arrive on campus
    • Passing Score: Must get a 70% or higher on the Final Exam
  • Part 2
    • Length: Approx. 15 min
    • Deadline: October 13th, 2014
    • Passing Score: N/A

AlcEdu Timeline


Getting Started

You will need internet access and audio capabilities. A BU login and Kerberos password is required to log into the AlcoholEdu portal. 

AlcEdu Screenshot_v1Log into AlcoholEdu!
Sign in with your BU login and Kerberos password and follow the proceeding prompts.

Navigating the Course

Take Your Time

  • You may take the course in multiple sittings. Each section of the course ends with a “Next” button. Don’t log out of the course until you click this button, or you will have to repeat the section of the course the next time you log in.

It’s Confidential

  • The course may include surveys to help personalize your experience and measure students’ alcohol-related attitudes and behaviors. All survey responses are confidential; BU only receives information about the student body as a whole and will never see individual students’ answers.

If You Run Into Problems

Technical Difficulties? Get Help 24/7

These resources are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.

  • Click the “Help” button in AlcoholEdu (located in the top right-hand corner when you click on, ‘Welcome, Student!’)
  • Call an AlcoholEdu representative for assistance, toll-free, at (866) 384-9062
  • Read the AlcoholEdu Student Troubleshooting Guide

A Note about Part 2: You will receive an email in mid-September letting you know when it is time to log back into the course to complete Part 2 of AlcoholEdu for College®

Got questions? Check out our FAQs.