Post-Graduation Plans Questionnaire - Service Description

This document describes the Post-Graduation Plans Questionnaire.


The undergraduate post-graduation plans questionnaire, first implemented in December of 2008, is designed to serve as an institutional exit survey for all UW-Madison graduating seniors. The questionnaire, delivered on-line, meets reporting requirements for the Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA)/College Portrait, and has the potential to meet federal reporting requirements.

Students who intend to graduate in a Fall or Spring term are sent an e-mail prior to the end of the term asking them to respond to a questionnaire that appears in their MyUW student portal. A link directly to the survey is included in the e-mail. For security purposes, the e-mail includes a digital signature indicating that it is from an official University of Wisconsin--Madison e-mail address. Responses are voluntary and confidential; they are only accessible to authorized university personnel. The questionnaire is live from 60 days before the end of the term up until 90 days after the end of the term for May and December graduates. Graduates retain access to the questionnaire for this whole period, even after submitting, and are able to update some of their responses to reflect changes in their plans as they emerge.

Support Conditions

Students with technical questions about the questionnaire are welcome to contact the DoIT Help Desk at (608) 264-4357 or Any other questions about the collection or use of this information should be directed to for further assistance. This e-mail address is only monitored when the questionnaire is live for students to complete.

Information and analysis about the post graduation plans questionnaire, including screen shots of the survey, are available at

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Owner:Leah S.Group:DoIT Help Desk
Created:2012-04-26 11:38 CDTUpdated:2016-03-30 19:43 CDT
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