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AlcoholEdu for College


AlcoholEdu for College

For Freshmen and Transfer Students

As part of our comprehensive alcohol prevention program, West Virginia University expects new students to complete AlcoholEdu for College – an online, non-opinionated, science-based course taken by hundreds of thousands of students each year. This includes members of the first-year class as well as transfer students under the age of 21, regardless if you have taken AlcoholEdu for College at another institution. Whether you drink or not, AlcoholEdu will empower you to make well-informed decisions about alcohol and help you better cope with the drinking behavior of your peers.


Requirement Details

- Log-in instructions will be posted online and emailed to your WVU MIX account on July 18, 2016.

- The course has two sections, both of which must be completed by the designated deadlines to fulfill this requirement. Failure to do so will result in a $50 charge to your student account for each missed deadline.

- Part 1 of the course takes approximately two hours to complete and we recommend that you take it in multiple sittings. This part ends after Survey 2 and the Exam. You must earn a grade of 75% or higher to pass and receive credit for the course. The deadline for finishing Part 1 is August 12, 2016.

- About 45 days after you complete Part 1, you will receive an email asking you to complete Part 2. The deadline to complete Part 2 is October 18, 2016.

- Occasional reminders will be sent; however, it is the student’s responsibility to fulfill this requirement in a timely manner.

Please note that the course includes three surveys that measure students’ alcohol-related attitudes and behaviors. All survey responses are strictly confidential; the school will only receive information about the student body as whole and will never see individual students’ answers.


Who is required to take AlcoholEdu for College?

- First year students

- Transfer students under the age of 21

- Note: If you have taken AlcoholEdu for College before at another institution, including WVU branch campuses, you are still required to complete AlcoholEdu for College at this time.

- Still not sure if you have to take AlcoholEdu for College? Contact us at WELLWVUAlcoholEdu@mail.wvu.edu.


Login Instructions

- Login directions will be emailed to your WVU MIX email account on July 18, 2016 as well as posted on well.wvu.edu

- You will then submit your username and a password. Your username is your WVU MyID credentials – the same one you use to access your WVU Portal. (If you have not activated your MyID, please go to http://myid.wvu.edu/)

- If you have any difficulty using your credentials to access AlcoholEdu, please contact the WVU Help Desk at 304-293-4444 or ITSHELP@mail.wvu.edu.


Other Important Information

- You will need to use a computer with internet access and audio capabilities. Check your local library for free computer and Internet access. Also, businesses in your town may offer free Wi-Fi such as: Barnes & Noble, Panera Bread, Starbucks, and McDonalds.

- To avoid technical issues, please use any major web browser (e.g., Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome) released within the previous two years.

- You may take the course in multiple sittings.

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

- Should you experience problems, technical support is available 24/7 and can be accessed from the “Help” link within the course. You can also reach them by telephone at 1-866-384-9062.

- If Part 1 of AlcoholEdu is not completed by August 22, 2016, $50 will be charged to your student account.

- If Part 2 of AlcoholEdu is not completed by October 25, 2016, $50 will be charged to your student account.


For Parents

As the parent or guardian of a new West Virginia University student, you are an important part of your student’s undergraduate career. We value the partnership we are entering into with you in the education of your student and we are committed to devoting time, energy and care to this relationship. Please take a moment and visit the following link http://everfi.com/alcoholeduforparents/ to familiarize yourself with AlcoholEdu program; this program will help you have a conversation about alcohol that will help shape the decisions your student makes related to alcohol use.


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Instructions for login will be posted in July 2016.