Find answers to frequently asked questions AlcoholEdu.

Part 1 of the course must be completed before students move on campus. Part 2 is completed in the fall. Students will get emails when it’s time to complete both parts of the course

General Questions


AlcoholEdu for College® uses science-backed information to:

  • Encourage students to make safer decisions with alcohol
  • Prepare students to respond to risky drinking situations
  • Help students reach their personal and academic goals

It’s not a “just say no” program. AlcoholEdu is a personalized and interactive course designed to help students and communities stay safe.


All first-year students (i.e. freshmen) are required to complete AlcoholEdu.
Transfer students do not need to complete this requirement.


Dangerous drinking is a public health problem that affects every college campus in the country. Many students choose not to drink, but will still be exposed to risky drinking in college. AlcoholEdu promotes community safety by teaching everyone skills for handling dangerous situations they may encounter in college.


Part 1 of AlcoholEdu takes approximately 1.5 to 2.5 hours to complete. You don’t have to do the course all at once. Each section ends with a “Next” button. Be sure to click this button before you close the browser or you may have to repeat that section again the next time you log in.

Part 2 of the program takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. You can also take this section in multiple sittings.


Part 1 of the course must be completed before students move on campus. Students complete Part 2 in the fall.


When you’re logged into the course, there is a link at the top of the screen that allows you to retake the exam. Students must earn a score of 70% or higher on the Final Exam to receive credit for completing the course.

Technical Questions


If you can’t login to AlcoholEdu, contact the Information Services & Technology (IS&T) Help Center to confirm your Kerberos account is active.

If your account is active and you are still experiencing problems, please contact Everfi Support (available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week) toll-free at 866-384-9062. You can also click on the gear icon located next to your name to find the “Help” option and read the AlcoholEdu Student Troubleshooting Guide.


Help is available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:

  • Click on the gear icon located next to your name to find the “Help” option
  • Read the AlcoholEdu Student Troubleshooting Guide
  • Call an AlcoholEdu representative, toll-free, at 866-384-9062


A Kerberos account is a secure account used to access online services at Boston University. New and incoming students will receive special instructions for creating a BU login name and Kerberos password from the Registrar.


Instructions for how to obtain a BU login name and Kerberos password are provided by the Registrar. If you have not received these instructions, please contact the Registrar. If you don’t remember your password, follow instructions issued by the BU Information Services & Technology (IS&T) Help Center.