This research-backed training helps prevent risky drinking and other drug use on campus and helps students reach their academic goals. Whether or not you choose to use alcohol or other drugs, this training will share important information to help you make informed decisions about substance use and how you can step in to help others.

About the Training Requirement

Boston University cares about our community’s wellbeing.  For this reason, all incoming first-year (freshman) and transfer students must complete AlcoholEdu® for College. The online course is private, tailored to the unique experiences of undergraduate students, and is research-backed.

Please email wellcourses@bu.edu if you’re concerned about taking this training because of its content.

How to Complete the Training

Your training assignment

All incoming first-year and transfer students are required to complete the AlcoholEdu® for College training.

If you are an incoming first-year or transfer student, you will get an email when it is time for you to complete AlcoholEdu ® for College.

How to access the training

If you are assigned to the training, you can access it in the following ways:

You will need to have your BU login and Kerberos password to log into the training. If you need to set up a BU login, click here.

Training Requirement

Completion of Part 1 of this training is part of your University compliance and is tied to registration activity, which includes using the course planner and registering for classes. Students who do not complete Part 1 of the training will not be able to complete registration activity for a second semester of coursework.

Incoming Undergraduate Students in Fall  Incoming Undergraduate Students in Spring 
If you are an incoming undergraduate student for fall and have not completed Part 1 of your training, you will become non-compliant with the University on October 15.

If you are an incoming undergraduate online student for fall and have not completed Part 1 of your training, you will become non-compliant with the University on November 15.

If you are an incoming undergraduate student for spring and have not completed Part 1 of the training, you will become non-compliant with the University on March 1.

If you are an incoming undergraduate online student for spring and have not completed Part 1 of your training, you will become non-compliant with the University on April 5.

How to see if you met the requirement

You can see if you completed the training and the due date for Part 1 on the StudentLink Compliance page. It can take up to 15 minutes for StudentLink to reflect that the training is done.

Tips for Taking the Training

You don’t have to complete it all at once

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Know that it’s private

Your answers in the training are private, so it’s okay to be honest. BU only receives responses from the student body as a whole. We do not see students’ individual answers.

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