What is AlcoholEdu for College?

AlcoholEdu for College is an interactive, online program designed to inform students about how alcohol affects the body, mind, perceptions, and behaviors.  The research-based course provides students with accurate information in a non-judgmental way and provides personalized feedback that encourages students to consider their own drinking decisions and those of their peers.

Who should complete the course?

All incoming first year students (part-time and full-time) are expected to complete the course.

Where do I go to complete AlcoholEdu for College and what is the timeline for completion?

The course will open on July 1st and must be completed by August 19th.  Log in instructions can be found at  www.uc.edu/caode/alcoholedu.

How long will it take to complete the course?

Most individuals will be able to complete the program in 1.5 to 2 hours.  Remember that you may log in and out of the course; you do not have to complete the entire course in one sitting.  Part 2 of the course, which you will complete 90 days after completing Part 1, only takes 15-20 minutes.

Why am I being asked to complete this course?

Alcohol is a key health issue on all college campuses.  Part of creating a healthy community is providing campus-wide approaches to health and using tools such as AlcoholEdu for College.  The University of Cincinnati is committed to providing an academic environment where everyone can live, study, work and have fun safely.

If I don't drink, do I still have to complete AlcoholEdu for College?

Yes.  Whether or not you choose to drink, you will very likely encounter other students who drink or talk about drinking while at UC.  This course helps students who abstain stick to their decision and to know how to cope with the drinking of peers.  It is customized to each student, so students receive messages that are most relevant to their own choices.

Who will see my responses?

No one will see your individual responses.  The only information the University of Cincinnati will be able to see about you personally will be where you are in the program and what percentage correct you receive on the final test.  The University of Cincinnati will be able to see the collective data of the student body, but not the specific responses from individuals.

Why do I have to wait 90 days to complete Part 2 of the course?

The goal for Part 1 is to give information about alcohol before students come to college.  The 90 day period allows students to apply information learned in Part 1 to make healthy choices for themselves and assist their friends.  At the end of the 90 day period, students are then assessed to see how they have applied the information while in school.

What does it take to pass AlcoholEdu for College?

A score of 75% or higher is required.  You may retake the exam at the end of Part 1 until you receive a passing grade.  Remember, only after you have received a passing grade have you completed Part 1 of AlcoholEdu for College.

Will I receive any college credit for AlcoholEdu for College?

No.  AlcoholEdu for College is an informational course designed to increase knowledge and to reduce the risks associated with alcohol use.