Transfer Fall 2015

Complete online alcohol and sexual assault education

Because we care about your health, your safety, and your success, and because we are concerned for the welfare of the community, Alcohol and Sexual Assault Awareness Edu for College, an online alcohol education course, is mandatory for all first-year undergraduate students at Ohio University. Though you may have learned about alcohol use and abuse in high school, you'll find the course is interesting and gets you involved. It includes instant feedback, video clips, and comparisons to other college students. It takes about 2.5 hours to complete and can be taken on any computer that has audio capabilities and is connected to the internet.

Student Requirements

All first-year undergraduate Ohio University students are required to successfully complete the online alcohol and sexual assault education course.

  • College credit hours earned in high school do not exempt you from this requirement, regardless of the number of hours you earned.
  • If you are transferring from another college or university, and have transferred fewer than 20 credit hours to Ohio University, you must take the course.
  • If you are relocating to the Athens campus from a regional campus of Ohio University and have fewer than 20 credit hours, you must take the course.
  • If you can document that you have successfully completed an alcohol and sexual assault education course elsewhere, you can provide documentation to the Office of Health Promotion and request exemption from this requirement.

The Course

The course includes three surveys that measure your alcohol-related attitudes and behaviors. All survey responses are strictly confidential; Ohio University will only receive information about the student body as a whole and will never see your individual answers. Truthful answers—no matter what they are—will not put you at risk for any repercussions.

Getting Started and Deadlines

You may begin taking the online alcohol and sexual assault education course on July 15, 2015. All you need to take the course is an activated OHIO ID and password and a computer with access to the Internet and audio capabilities.

The course has two sections:

  • The first part of the course takes about 2.5 hours to complete, and we recommend that you take it in multiple sittings. This section ends with the Final Exam and Survey 2. You must earn a grade of 80 or higher to pass the course. If you fail to achieve an 80, you need to retake the Final Exam until you do.
  • About a month and a half after you complete the Final Exam and Survey 2, you will receive an e-mail asking you to complete Chapter 4 and a brief, final survey. The total time needed for this section is approximately 15 minutes.

  • Getting Started

Information for Parents & Families

Parents and guardians also are invited to complete the alcohol and sexual assault education course. We encourage students to talk to their parents or guardians about the course and how they will approach situations involving alcohol at Ohio University.
Important Dates

Review the 2015-2016 academic calendar  


Contact Student Accessibility Services if you need accommodations for a disability  


Enable your OHIO online services  

Mid May

Review the Student Code of Conduct prior to attending orientation  

Late May

Request final transcript(s) be sent  

June 26

Alcohol and sexual assault education available online  

July 15

View online arrival guide for students  


Fall semester account balance due  

August 21

Complete Health History Form  

August 24

Start fall semester classes  

August 24

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