AlcoholEdu for College Instructions & FAQ

How do I access the course?

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY:

  • Always sign in at: my.usc.edu
  • In the “My Services” section, go to the Safety & Wellness widget
  • In the “Online Courses” tab, select AlcoholEdu® for College and you will be directed to the registration page

USC Deadlines to Complete AlcoholEdu®

* You will be notified by email when Part 2 of AlcoholEdu® is available (30-45 days after you complete Part 1).

What if I miss the deadlines?

If you miss the Part 1 deadline, finish Part 1 of AlcoholEdu® as soon as possible.  There is a 30-45 day intersession between Part 1 and 2.  Finishing Part 1 as soon as possible will impact your completion date for Part 2 of the course.

If you miss the Part 2 deadline, a REGISTRATION HOLD will be placed on your student account.  You will still be able to access and complete PART 2 after this time, but there may be complications with removing your registration hold.  Holds are automatically removed within 30 minutes of your completion of Part 2.  If you still have a hold after 1 hour (60 minutes), send an email with your student ID, along with a screenshot of your course completion and a screenshot of the registration hold to .

What if I have already taken the course at another institution?

All incoming first year and transfer students are required to take AlcoholEdu® for College at USC, regardless of completion at another institution.

How long can I expect the course to take?

Part 1 of AlcoholEdu® will take approximately 60-75 minutes to complete.

Part 2 of AlcoholEdu® will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete.

I’m not 21, but I still drink. Will my answers be private?

The AlcoholEdu® course will include surveys about your personal health behaviors to help personalize your experience and measure students’ alcohol-related attitudes and behaviors.  All survey responses are confidential; USC will only receive information about the student body as a whole and never your individual answers as a student.

What about technical issues?

  • 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, but make sure to click on the “next” button after completing a section before logging out.  If you do not progress to the next section first, you will have to repeat the previous section
  • If you experience technical problems within the course, click the “help” button to access the 24/7 help center, or contact Everfi at 866-384-9062
  • If you experience problems with MyUSC, contact USC Information Technology Services at consult@usc.edu or at (213) 740-5555
  • The USC AlcoholEdu® team is unable to provide technical support for the course

What if I have additional questions?

If your questions were not answered above, please send an email to  with your student ID and a screenshot of what you are seeing in MyUSC under the AlcoholEdu® for College section.  We will do our best to respond within 24-48 business hours.