Undergraduate Exit Survey

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The Undergraduate Exit Survey is a graduation requirement for all undergraduate students at Missouri State. It should be completed during your final semester as a student.


Important information

The exit survey will become available in a student's Blackboard account under the My Courses section listed as Undergraduate Exit Survey upon successful completion of 102 credit hours.

Students are strongly encouraged to complete the undergraduate exit survey during the semester of their graduation. This survey needs to be completed by the last day of classes of a student's final semester to satisfy graduation eligibility requirements. After completion of the survey, the graduation requirement will be met and this will be reflected in the student's degree audit within five full business days.

The undergraduate exit survey opens after Spring Break during the spring semester and opens in October during the fall semester. After the survey appears on your Blackboard site, you will be able to access and complete it. For best performance, please use a desktop or laptop computer with a wired internet connection rather than a tablet or smartphone. Some students have reported difficulty completing the exit survey on smaller devices, and computer services strongly recommends any assessments within Blackboard be completed using a wired internet connection.

Need help?

Instructions for completing the graduation requirement are available on Blackboard under the My Courses section listed as Undergraduate Exit Survey.

Please contact Sue McCrory, Testing Center Coordinator, via 417-836-6120 or exitexam@missouristate.edu, for any further questions.

How the undergraduate exit survey works

All undergraduate students on the Springfield campus take the survey prior to graduation.

  • Please allow about 30 minutes for completion.
  • The first portion is the Senior Survey, consisting primarily of questions concerning the student's plans post-graduation.
  • The second portion includes Public Affairs Essays, which ask students to share thoughts on the university's public affairs mission related to student experiences at the university.
  • The survey must be completed during a single semester.

How it's used

Questions in the exit survey will inquire about experiences related to the university’s public affairs mission and plans after graduation.

Feedback on students' experience at Missouri State is essential. Student responses to the undergraduate exit survey are evaluated by university committees as well as individual colleges and departments. Results of these evaluations and student thoughts inform instruction and planning decisions across the entire university.

The undergraduate exit survey is used to assess student learning in general education and is a key performance indicator. Missouri State also uses the information to assess how much student learning relates to the university’s statewide mission in public affairs.


Missouri State is committed to providing an accessible and supportive environment for students with disabilities. Our office works collaboratively with other offices on campus to ensure that students are provided with appropriate accommodations to fulfill the undergraduate exit survey graduation requirement. Students requesting academic accommodations for a disability are responsible for notifying the university of their disability and their request for accommodations.

Academic accommodations

To initiate a request for academic accommodations, please contact the Disability Resource Center.

Learning disabilities

Students with learning disabilities who need accommodations for the university exit exam should contact the Learning Diagnostic Clinic, a.k.a. LDC.

Assistive technology

Students who need access to assistive technology for the university exit exam should contact the Access Technology Center, a.k.a. ATC.