Standard: Collecting Students' Intent
Even if you aren't ready to implement any other part of the CIRR standard, your school should begin administering this survey as soon as possible and submitting it to an auditor (contact CIRR for a list of approved auditors), as it cannot be administered or submitted retroactively. An easy way to administer this survey is to make it part of the onboarding materials for new students.
Within 3 days of the school's final date for receiving a full refund (as defined in the CIRR definition of "enrolled students"), the following survey must be administered:
Are you legally authorized to work in the country where you are studying? (Yes/No)
Are you legally authorized to work in the country where you will be job searching? (Yes/No)
What are your primary intentions for enrolling in this program?
I intend to start a new job in-field job within 180 days of graduation.
I intend to remain with my current employer upon graduation.
I am attending the program to learn new skills for self-enrichment and do not intend to pursue an in-field job upon graduation.
I intend to continue education at an accredited post-secondary institution and do not intend to pursue an in-field job upon graduation.
A list of all students enrolled on the first day of class, including their responses to the survey above, must be submitted to a CIRR-approved auditor by the third day of class.
If a student makes a mistake in filling out the survey, they may send a written correction to the school. A student may not, however, issue a change of intent. Instead, the student must be classified under the appropriate post-graduation outcome. This is to prevent a school from encouraging students to change their intent in order to hide poor outcomes.