Online Education Requirements

All students are required to complete a math placement assessment online prior to enrollment. The math assessment is housed within our Blackboard learning management system. To access and complete the assessment (a PDF of these directions can be found here):
  • Log on to the MyOttawa portal using your username (student ID) and password (email password).
  • Click the "Blackboard" link located in the lower left hand side of the screen.
  • Once in Blackboard, you will see a box titled "Course Catalog."
  • Click the words "Math Placement Test."
  • Then click on the course ID "Math-Placement-Campus."
  • Click on "Enroll" in the gray box. Don't worry if you see "Access Denied." Move to the next step.
  • On the "Self Enrollment" screen, click "Submit."
  • Click "OK" on the bottom right corner of the screen.
  • If you are a mathematics major, select the “Math Track Assessment.” If you are not a mathematics major, select the “Non-math Track Assessment.”
  • Scroll to the end and click the correct link for the test.
If you have any questions, please contact your Enrollment Advisor or the Office of Admissions at 855-546-1342 or by email at

This exam cannot be replaced with ACT/SAT test scores, college algebra courses or other placement exams.

AlcoholEdu and Haven

Fall 2017 students start this process after June 15, 2017.

Ottawa University has partnered with EverFi, whose mission is to help students address critical life skills such as alcohol abuse prevention and sexual assault prevention at higher education institutions across the country. Every year more than 1/2 million students complete these courses.

As part of your comprehensive program, Ottawa University requires new first-year students and transfer students with less than 30 credit hours to complete and pass both the AlcoholEdu and Haven courses. These online courses will empower you to make well-informed decisions about issues that affect your college years and beyond. These are required courses that must be completed with a passing grade prior to your arrival on campus. You will not be permitted to check into your residence hall, participate in activities or practices and/or begin classes unless your coursework listed above is complete.
AlcoholEdu can take anywhere from 1 to 2 hours while Haven can take anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour and a half. Please plan accordingly. You may log in and out as you take the courses, but it will be challenging to try to complete them at the last minute.

Transfer students with more than 24 hours are exempt from taking the AlcoholEdu course. 
Important Information How to Create an Account Add a Course to an Existing Account
Required Courses:
Haven Registration Code:
Go to
Enter the registration code (at left) and click “I’m a Student” to create your Everfi account.
Sign in to
Click “Add a Course.” Enter the registration code (at left), and enter OU Student ID number when prompted for completion
You will need one EverFi Higher Education Account to access these courses from your dashboard. If you do not know your OU ID#, please contact your Enrollment Advisor in the Office of Admissions. 
Accessing the Courses AlcoholEDU Haven
You can find this information at:
Select Online Education on left.
Part I is due
Score 75% or greater to pass.
Part I is due

 Other Important Information:

  • You will need Internet access and audio capabilities.
  • To avoid technical issues, please use any major web browser released within the previous two years.
  • You may take the courses in multiple sittings. AlcoholEdu can take anywhere from 1 to 2 hours while Haven can take anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour and half. Please plan accordingly.
  • The courses may include surveys to help personalize your experience and measure your 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 or call 866-384-9062.