Student Course Evaluations

Student course evaluations (formerly known as student opinion surveys) are administered during Fall and Spring semesters.

Following the start of instruction, Academic Services sends a list of course sections to department chairs. Chairs confirm if there are any sections on the list that should not be open for evaluation, and to return the list by the due date. Sections open for evaluation during the evaluation period based on the list returned by the chair.

Evaluation prompts are based on the Procedures for the Administration of Student Opinion Surveys outlined in Faculty Handbook Appendix M.

Refer to The Student Opinion Survey on Instruction policy in Faculty Handbook Chapter V for additional information regarding student course evaluations.


Two weeks before the end of instruction, the evaluation period begins. Students may submit evaluation responses in GET Self-Service until the last day of instruction, after which evaluations are closed. The following table outlines when Student Course Evaluations are open for student input.

Student Course Evaluation Dates
Term Evaluations Open Evaluations Close
Fall 2023 November 27 December 9
Spring 2024 April 29 May 11


Evaluation Responses

Individual student responses are provided to the instructor in GET Self-Service. Instructors may view responses to their courses using the following instructions:

  • Log-in to GET Self Service. From the Main Menu, select Faculty Self-Service Course Eval, then Faculty Self-Service Course Eval.
  • Enter the term and institution (i.e. CSULA) criteria if prompted. Click Search to reveal a list of courses
  • Select a Class Nbr to reveal the responses for that section

If students did not submit responses, no responses will appear. The page appears blank.

Instructors who have technical difficulty viewing their evaluation responses in GET Self-Service should contact the ITS Help Desk.

Evaluation Summary Reports

Summary reports of evaluation responses are provided to departments and colleges in CSU Data Transfer (also known as MoveIT) after final grades are posted. Academic Services notifies chairs, associate deans, and deans when summary reports are available, at which point they may view reports using the following instructions:

Note that PDF files may include three types of summary reports:

  • Log-in to CSU Data Transfer using Single Sign On SAML (the red button at the bottom of the page). (Users may be prompted to select their CSU campus prior to logging-in.)
  • Click on New Packages
  • Click the PDF file to view the summary reports
  • A report that reflects evaluation response data for the section
  • A report that reflects evaluation response data across the department
  • A report that reflects evaluation response data across the University

Summary reports may be downloaded for subsequent distribution to instructors.

Summary reports remain available on CSU Data Transfer for 14 days after which they will expire.

Chairs, associate deans, and deans who have technical difficulty accessing summary reports in CSU Data Transfer should contact [email protected].

Summary Report GPAs

Effective Fall 2020, class GPAs are included in summary reports. GPAs are calculated according to Grading System policy and based on the final grades of the students enrolled.


No. Once the evaluation period has ended, sections may not be reopened for evaluation.

No. Evaluation responses are anonymous and no longer available for editing once submitted.

If responses are not viewable that usually means one of the following:

  • The section was not open for evaluation
  • The section was open for evaluation, but no responses were submitted
  • Final grades are not yet posted

Evaluation responses from previous terms are available to instructors in GET Self-Service.

Summary reports expire after 14 days. Chairs, associate deans, and deans who need to obtain copies of reports that are no longer available in CSU Data Transfer should contact [email protected].

Summary reports are distributed digitally via CSU Data Transfer as of Spring 2020. CSU Data Transfer allows for improved security and more efficient use of University resources, and ensures that distribution is not compromised by remote working conditions when applicable.

An evaluation will be generated for each instructor assigned to the course section.