Program Overview

Spartanburg Methodist College requires all incoming Freshmen to complete AlcoholEdu for College, a confidential, online alcohol education course. The course uses science-based research to educate students about alcohol and its effects. The program will provide students information they can use to make better informed decisions about alcohol, increase their awareness of it in their surroundings, and how to deal with alcohol consumption.

You can read more about the program at the OutsideTheClassroom website.

Course Description

The AlcoholEdu course consists of two parts that ALL incoming freshmen must complete. Both must be completed in order to satisfy a requirement for SMC 101. All information that you provide is confidential.

Part 1 must be completed by Aug. 16.
It will take approximately 1.5-2.5 hours to complete and consists of the following:

  • A pre-survey.
  • A pre-test of your alcohol knowledge
  • The educational course
  • An exam, which you must pass with a score of at least 75%; and
  • A post-survey.

Part 2 must be completed by Oct. 19.
You will receive instructions on how to complete this in your SMC 101 class. It takes approximately 10 minutes to complete and consists of the following:

  • Updated alcohol information;
  • A short video; and
  • A final survey

Computer Requirements

You must have a computer with an internet connection and audio. If you do not have your own computer, the College provides computing resources at the following locations: Burgess Library and the Student Computer Lab in the basement of the Walker Building.

Logging In
Incoming SMC students will be mailed their log-in instructions on July 20. If you do not receive your instruction letter, please contact Stacey Mason, AlcoholEdu Administrator, at

Technical Support
The AlcoholEdu Online Technical Support Center is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week if you are experiencing technical difficulties. You can click the “Help” button in the upper-right corner of the AlcoholEdu for College website or call 1-866-384-9062. You do not need to be logged in to the course to access the Help features.

For Parents

SMC welcomes your involvement in the AlcoholEdu program and invites you to participate in it along with your student. We encourage all parents to take the course and to talk with your student about the information provided and what they have learned from the course. We hope that this will be a valuable resource to you and your student as they enter college.

To participate in the parents’ course:

  • Go to
  • Enter the login ID: P218821PARENT
  •  Click “Sign Up”
  • Create your personal AlcoholEdu account and a password on the registration page
  • The system allows you to log out at the end of each section. Your answers will not be saved if you do not click the “Next” button prior to logging out.
  • To return to the course, you will log in as a Returning User and enter the same email address and the password you created

***For any additional questions about AlcoholEdu, please contact our AlcoholEdu Administrator, Stacey Mason, at