Welcome, graduates!

Congratulations on your brand new shiny degree. We know you worked hard to earn it!

You may have some questions as you work your way through the survey, or may simply want to know more about The Outcomes Survey! We’ve answered some of the most common questions below.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I retrieve my unique link to The Outcomes Survey?

Very easily!  Go to The Outcomes Survey Resend my Survey Link page, select your school from the drop-down list of schools, select your graduation class from the drop-down list of graduation classes, enter your name and email address, and click the “retrieve” button.

If the email address you entered matches the email we have in your profile, an email with your unique survey link will be sent to you automatically.  If your email address does not match, contact your school’s career center for assistance in updating your contact information and accessing your survey link.

Who do I contact if I have questions about The Outcomes Survey and/or my survey responses?

Contact your school’s career center for assistance if you have questions about The Outcomes Survey for your school and/or your survey responses.

How are my responses to The Outcomes Survey used?

Each school uses the data they collect via The Outcomes Survey differently.  Most schools use data in career and academic advising and student recruitment, and to meet institutional reporting requirements including Job Placement and Graduate/Professional School Admissions reporting requirements under the 2010 Amendment to the Higher Education Act of 1965.  CSO Research, Inc. also aggregates responses into national career outcomes reports six-months and one-year after graduation.

In public reports produced by CSO Research, Inc., response data is sanitized to remove all information that could identify individual student and institutional responses.  Our clients take similar steps to ensure respondent anonymity in public reports.
To learn about how data gathered through The Outcomes Survey is used and reported, review our Informed Consent Statement and contact your school.

How frequently can I update my responses to The Outcomes Survey?

You may update your survey responses and contact information as frequently as you wish during the 12-month survey period by using the unique link to access your survey responses.

Since a lot can change during the months after graduation, you will be asked to review and update your responses three times after your initial response at graduation: at three months, six months and one year after graduation.  Prizes are awarded at each stage of The Outcomes Survey, so you are encouraged to respond at each stage.

When are prize drawings conducted?

A prize drawing is conducted at the conclusion of each survey stage.  All respondents who complete The Outcomes Survey at a given stage are entered into the drawing for that stage. Prize drawings are conducted within thirty (30) days of the conclusion of each survey stage. Odds of winning a prize at any stage are based on the total number of respondents completing that stage of the survey, and vary from stage to stage.

How will I be notified if I am a prize winner?

Prize winners are notified via email and must confirm receipt of the notification email in order to receive any prize awarded. Survey respondents are eligible to win only one prize per drawing.

Who is conducting The Outcomes Survey?

The Outcomes Survey is conducted by CSO Research, Inc. in partnerships with and on behalf of our client colleges and universities.