Student Survey: 2021-22

The purpose of this survey is to help us learn whether the Montana GEAR UP program is helping you with school. Please answer the following questions about school, your future plans, and opinions about Montana GEAR UP. The information you give will be confidential. Your individual responses will not be shared with your teachers and will not affect your grades. Also, survey responses will be combined before they are presented.

What school do you attend?


1. Do you plan to continue with your education after you graduate?

2a. What is the highest level of education that you would like to complete?

2b. What is the highest level of education that you expect you will complete?

2c. Please select the reasons why you might not continue your education past high school. (Mark all that apply.)

3. How important to your future is getting an education beyond high school?


4. How much do you think tuition and fees cost in 2021-22 to attend a four-year public college full-time in Montana for one year? NOT including housing, books, or living expenses.

5. Do you know what classes you need to complete to graduate from high school?
6. Do you know where to find information about college entrance requirements to help you plan to go to college when the time comes?
7. Do you know where to find information about financial aid to help you plan to pay for college when the time comes?

Mark whether the following statements are true or false.
Don't know
8. You can earn a Bachelor’s degree at a community college.
9. You have to choose a major before you begin post-secondary school.
10. There are courses you can take while still in high school to get college credit.

11. Which application needs to be completed in order to apply for federal financial aid at any public/private college or university?

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

13. If you have participated in any of the following Montana GEAR UP program activities in the past year, how helpful was the activity in helping you in school or in preparing for your future? If you did not participate or the activity was not offered, mark Not Applicable.
Very Helpful
Somewhat Helpful
Not Helpful
Not Applicable
a. Academic counseling/advising
b. Homework assistance/tutoring
c. Standardized test prep (PreACT, ACT, SAT)
d. Financial aid information/support
e. College/Career exploration
f. Summer programming

14. How satisfied were you with the Montana GEAR UP program this year? (Please mark N/A if no participation.)


15. What is your current grade level?

16. What is your gender?

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