Q. How do we get access to our College Perceptions results?
A. Because College Perceptions is an online service, there is no hardware or software to buy, install
or maintain. Those with user names and passwords can start to see results the day the survey begins.
Analysis of results must be done with Microsoft Internet Explorer (version 5.0 or higher).
Netscape Navigator is not compatible with our advanced analysis tool. We will also
send you sample communication templates which have been used at other schools to share the results.
Q. How safe are my results?
A. Extremely safe. We utilize the same security techniques used in the banking industry to
manage financial transactions.
Q. Who can see my results?
A. Only people who have been given a special user name and password to view your results.
College Perceptions will issue you as many user names and passwords to view the results as you need.
It is the school's responsibility to determine who is issued a password and who is not.
Q. Is any training required to analyze my results?
A. No. The College Perceptions results can be used immediately with no training.
Our customers find that using College Perceptions is similar to using other Web sites -
extremely easy and user friendly. If you know how to use the Web, you will know how to
use our analysis tools.
Q. Is training available if I need it?
A. While training is not required, we offer free training for administrators.
The sessions typically run less than one hour. The sessions are held via telephone
while you are analyzing your data dynamically through the Internet, conveniently
allowing you to participate right from your office.
Q. What involvement is required from my college's technology people?
A. None. College Perceptions surveys and analysis are accessed through the
Internet via a Web browser and require no modifications or upgrades to your existing environment.
All you need is Microsoft Internet Explorer (version 5.0 or higher). As part of the implementation kit
we include a memo for your technology staff detailing system needs.
Q. Can I export my data?
A. Since the data is maintained, backed up and available 24 hours a day, there is
no need to import your data. You can run any segmentations or analysis for 12 months
after you survey has been completed. If you would like, we will provide you with a
printed version at a nominal cost.
Q. Can I run custom segmentations on my data?
A. Yes, you may segment on any combination of the demographic inputs for each constituency.