As part of our comprehensive alcohol prevention program, West Virginia University expects each member of the first-year class including transfer students (even if you have completed it at another institution) to complete AlcoholEdu for College – an online, non-opinionated, science-based course taken by hundreds of thousands of students each year. 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.
EverFi Login Instructions
To fulfill West Virginia University’s AlcoholEdu requirement:
- Login directions will be posted in July 18, 2016 for all new students (including transfer students) for the AlcoholEdu requirements for the Fall 2016 semester. If you are a transfer student and have taken the course for another institution (including Potomac State College), you must still complete AlcoholEdu for West Virginia University.
- You will then submit your username and a password. Your username is your WVU MyID credentials-the same one you use to access your MIX e-mail account.
- Part 1 of AlcoholEdu should be completed by August 12, 2016.
- After 45 days you will receive an invitation to complete Part 2 of AlcoholEdu which should be completed by October 18, 2016.
- 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
The course has two sections, both of which must be completed to fulfill this requirement:
- 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.
- Part 1 of the course can be taken beginning July 18, 2016.
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.
If Part 1 of AlcoholEdu is not completed by August 22, 2016, you will be charged $50 to your student account.
*If Part 2 of AlcoholEdu is not completed by October 25, 2016, you will be charged $50 to your student account.
To take AlcoholEdu, you will need 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.
Other Important Information:
- You will need Internet access and audio capabilities.
- 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 you have completed AlcoholEdu at another college you must complete it for WVU as well.
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.
Potomac State College
EverFi Login Instructions
Instructions for login will be posted in July 2016.