Eastern Oklahoma State College GEAR UP

Annual Survey of Parents/Guardians of GEAR UP Students: 2021-22



 
Please answer the following questions. Only one survey per child in the GEAR UP program should be submitted. If you have more than one child in GEAR UP, please turn in a survey for each child. Your responses will help us learn how GEAR UP can best prepare your child for college. The information will only be seen by GEAR UP staff, and responses will be combined before they are presented.  
  
If you have already submitted the survey on paper, please do not complete this online version.


BASIC INFORMATION




What school does your child attend?      

What grade is your child in?      



1. What is the highest level of education that you think your child will achieve?

 
 
Yes
No
2. Do you know what courses your child needs to complete to graduate from high school?
3. Have you talked with your child about attending college?
4. Has anyone from your child’s school or GEAR UP ever spoken with you about college entrance requirements?
5. Do you have enough information about college entrance requirements?
6. Have you started saving any money for your child’s college education?
7. Has anyone from your child’s school or GEAR UP ever spoken with you about the availability of financial aid to help you pay for college?
8. Do you have enough information about financial aid to help you plan to pay for college?
9. Are you knowledgeable about the benefits to your child of going to college?
10. Are you knowledgeable about the cost of going to college?
11. Are you knowledgeable about financial aid?
12. Are you knowledgeable about the FAFSA?
13. Do you think that your child could afford to attend a public four-year college using financial aid, scholarships, and your family's resources?
14. Do you feel your child is organized with his/her time?
15. Do you feel your child is good at doing schoolwork/homework?
16. Do you feel your child is prepared when taking tests?
17. Have you visited the EOSC GEAR UP Facebook page or website?
18. Has your child used the free 24/7 online tutor program (Tutor.com) provided by GEAR UP?
19. Have you read a GEAR UP newsletter?

20. How much do you think it costs to attend a four-year public college full-time in Oklahoma for one year? This only refers to the tuition costs and mandatory fees - NOT housing, books, or living expenses.

21. Which of the following funding needs to be paid back?

22. What is the application that needs to be completed in order to apply for federal financial aid at any public/private college or university?

23. If your child participated in any of the following GEAR UP activities during the past year, how effective do you think they were in helping your child with school work or otherwise preparing your child for college? If your child did not participate or the activity was not offered, choose Not Applicable.

 
 
Very Effective
Effective
Somewhat Effective
Not Effective
Not Applicable
a. Tutoring in math
b. Tutoring in English
c. Online tutoring with tutor.com
d. Academic counseling/advising
e. Visit to a college
f. Career interest/exploration activities

24. If you participated in any of the following activities during the past year, how effective was each activity in helping you assist your child with school work or prepare him/her for college? If you did not participate or the activity was not offered, choose Not Applicable.
  
 
 
Very Effective
Effective
Somewhat Effective
Not Effective
Not Applicable
a. Parent workshop(s)/informational meeting(s) about financial aid, and college costs and requirements
b. Financial assessment of your qualifications for grants,
scholarships, and other opportunities

25. Do you feel GEAR UP activities are helping your child prepare to go to college after high school?

26. Overall, how satisfied have you been with the GEAR UP program this year?

27. Which of the following has made it more difficult for you to participate in GEAR UP activities for parents/families since the pandemic began? You may choose more than one answer:
 
 

28. Which of the following GEAR UP services WOULD BE helpful to you this year? (Mark all that apply)
 

29. Regarding any challenges you are currently facing, what resources do you need in order to ensure that your child succeeds in school this year? You may choose more than one.
 

30. What is your highest level of education? (Mark only the highest level achieved.)

31. Is anyone in your home currently attending college?

32. What is your child's gender?

33. What is your child’s race/ethnicity? (You may choose more than one. This is asked to be sure all groups are surveyed.)
 

34. What language do you speak at home? (You may choose more than one.)