WONDERFUL GEAR UP PROGRAM  
  
Survey of Parent/Guardians of GEAR UP Students: Spring 2022
  


Please answer the following questions about your child's participation in GEAR UP.  If you have more than one child in GEAR UP, please turn in a survey for each child.  These questions are about his/her experiences in school and your expectations for your child’s future.  The purpose of this survey is to help us learn how GEAR UP can best prepare your child for college. The information you provide will remain confidential. Also, responses from those returning the survey will be combined before they are presented.
  

Please select your child's school:      





What is your child's current grade level?      

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. Do you understand the A-G class requirements for four-year public colleges in California?
5. Do you know about dual enrollment courses students can take in high school for college credit?
6. Do you have enough information about college entrance requirements to help your child plan to go to college when the time comes?
7. Have you started saving any money for your child’s college education?
8. Do you have enough information about financial aid to help you plan to pay for college when the time comes?
9. Do you think that your child could afford to attend a public four-year college using financial aid, scholarships, and your family’s resources?

10. Which of the following is used to apply for financial aid for education after high school? (Select all that apply.)

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

12. How much do you think it costs in 2021-22 to attend a four-year public college full-time in California for one year? This only refers to the tuition costs and mandatory fees - NOT housing, books, or living expenses.

13. How effective do you think the following activities would be in helping you assist your child with school work or preparing him/her for college?
 
 
Very effective
Effective
Somewhat Effective
Not Effective
a. Meetings with academic/college counselors
b. Parent workshops/informational meetings about high school graduation requirements
c. Parent workshops/informational meetings about college requirements and preparation
d. Financial assessment of your qualifications for grants, scholarships, and other opportunities
e. Access to a School Social Worker

14. How effective do you think the following activities would be in helping your child with school work or preparing him/her for college?
 
 
Very effective
Effective
Somewhat Effective
Not Effective
a. Counseling/advising about school or college
b. Math tutoring
c. Access to an academic success coach/advisor
d. English tutoring
e. Activities about career interests and requirements
f. College test preparation (PSAT, ACT, SAT)
g. Financial aid information/support
h. Visits to college campuses
i. College application help

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

16. Is anyone in your home currently attending college?

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