What is AlcoholEdu?

AlcoholEdu for College is an on-line prevention program that helps students make decisions about alcohol and deal with the behaviors of peers.

How long will it take?
The course takes approximately 3.5 hours to complete, and is broken down into 2 parts. Part 1 takes approximately 3 hours to complete and Part 2 takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. You will have a 30-45 day intersession between Part 1 and Part 2 of the course.

When can I get started?
AlcoholEdu will be available beginning July 17th. Log-in to your MySC account and follow the link provided from the webpage to AlcoholEdu for College.

When is it due?
The deadline for finishing Part 1 of the course is February 17th.
The deadline for completing Part 2 is April 17th.

What happens if I do not complete the course?
If you do not complete both Part 1 and Part 2 of AlcoholEdu for College by April 17th, a hold will be placed on your registration records making you ineligible to register for Fall 2014 courses. Completion of the course is contingent on completing both Part 1 and Part 2 in addition to an 80% or better on the Exam at the end of Part 1.

Why AlcoholEdu for College?
Over 1.7 million college students from over 500 institutions in the United States have completed AlcoholEdu for College. The University of South Carolina has a commitment to being proactive in the prevention and education efforts regarding the health and safety of our students. National results show that AlcoholEdu for College is effective in preparing students to be better equipped decision makers.

Over 5,700 students completed AlcoholEdu for College Fall 2012
Average Exam Score 84%
Students reported that AlcoholEdu prepared them:

  • 85% can identify when someone has consumed too much alcohol
  • 89% can prevent an alcohol overdose
  • 89% can identify the signs of alcohol poisoning
  • 81% can plan ahead of time to make responsible decisions about alcohol
  • 86% can intervene when a friend is drinking too much