Beginning Post-Secondary Student Longitudinal Study

BEGINNING POST-SECONDARY STUDENT LONGITUDINAL STUDY

EurekaFacts is carrying out an important study on behalf of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), which is part of the U.S. Department of Education, and we need your helpNCES is authorized to conduct this study by the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002 (ESRA 2002, 20 U.S.C. §9543). 

We are recruiting individuals to participate in a voluntary interview to provide feedback about survey questions related to postsecondary education experiences. During the interview, you will be asked to answer survey questions about your postsecondary enrollment experiences since the 2017-18 academic year. Some topics may include:

  • your enrollment experiences since the 2017-18 academic year
  • social and academic activities during college
  • any employment information since beginning college

Additionally, you will be asked to evaluate the difficulty of the questions, your confidence in your answers, and your understanding of the questions. 

The interview will take about 60 minutes to complete and can be scheduled at your convenience. Some of the interviews will be conducted at the EurekaFacts office in Rockville, MD, while others will be conducted remotely via a video online conferencing program, such as Skype for BusinessAll of the information provided by participants may be used only for statistical purposes and may not be disclosed, or used, in identifiable form for any other purpose except as required by law (20 U.S.C. §9573 and 6 U.S.C. §151).  

If you qualify and participate in an online interview, you will receive a $50 virtual gift card from a major credit card company for as a thank you within 10 business days following the interview. If you qualify and participate in the interview at the EurekaFacts office, you will receive a $50 gift card from a major credit card company at the end of the session as a thank you. 

No matter the method – your participation and opinions will help us improve the questionnaire, so the questions are clear and can be easily understood and answered by thousands of other current and recent college students across the country.

Are you interested in participating in this study? 

To ensure that we interview a broad mix of individuals, please answer the following brief screening questions. It should take only about 5 minutes of your time. 

Are you interested in participating in this study? 

To ensure that we interview a broad mix of individuals, please answer the following brief screening questions. It should take only about 5 minutes of your time. 

Please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information about this study.