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Maximize Student Voices with These 3 Questionnaires

Stefanie Jansen |
October 19, 2023
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Everyone likes to share their opinion. It’s human nature. But asking for feedback goes deeper than giving people an outlet to speak. It makes them feel heard and acknowledged by your organization. It lets them know you care about improving.

In education, student questionnaires are essential to identifying the changing behaviors and attitudes of each incoming class. But constantly bombarding students with surveys breeds disinterest, and asking the wrong questions can lead to poor decision making. 

We recommend a mix of applications, forms, and questionnaires at strategic times throughout the year to best engage students and capture the data you need to improve experiences and keep your university thriving.

University Application Form

According to a Salesforce Connected Student Report, students who have a positive initial experience with your university are 35 times more likely to have a positive overall college experience. 

What’s one of the first forms they fill out? An application to attend. But remember—they’re assessing your university as much as you’re assessing their grades and extracurriculars. Your application process must be easily accessible and efficient, yet comprehensive. 

Our university application form template collects important information from students and routes the information to admissions for processing. Plus, all Formstack Forms are mobile-friendly and Section 508 compliant for ultimate accessibility.  

Get the University Application form >>

Beginning of the Year Questionnaire

They say “Unspoken expectations are never met.” That’s why it’s important to gather feedback early and assess perspectives from the start. A beginning of the year questionnaire allows you to:

  • Gauge freshmen needs and worries and address them before they grow
  • Adapt to changing upperclassmen expectations
  • Gather ideas for new campus activities and events
  • Identify expectations for what your school should provide students versus other entities

You can also tailor your form to gather beginning of the year feedback from faculty and staff. What are they looking forward to? What challenges occurred last year that need to be addressed? Simply asking goes a long way, not only for school growth, but for employee engagement. 

Get the Beginning of the Year Questionnaire template >>

Online Questionnaire

Not sure what kind of form you need? Start with our generic online questionnaire template for education institutions and tailor it to fit your needs.

Get quick feedback on events, registrations, communication preferences, and much more. Or, choose to poll different audiences like staff, faculty, athletics fans, and alumni. The more data you have, the more confidently you can make decisions for the future of your university.

Get the Online Questionnaire template >>

Build Questionnaires that Uncover Answers

Your entire university ecosystem is ready to give feedback—they just need to be asked. Solicit their opinions in the easiest, most accessible and branded way possible with Formstack Forms and questionnaires. 

And easier data collection is just the start! Use Formstack to streamline your typical workflows between departments and seamlessly share data. Create university-branded documents without errors or manual hassle that impress and invite action. Most of all, build a community where everyone from prospective students to alumni feel heard and valued.

Enhance your education workplace productivity and digital communications with Formstack. Request a free trial today to get started. 


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Stefanie Jansen |
Stefanie is a marketing writer with specialties in blogging, website writing, and copy editing. She has worked with a number of tech companies and has experience in the areas of email, marketing campaigns, and employee engagement. Connect with Stefanie at word4wordwriting.com.
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