College Student Inventory (CSI) Overview

Ruffalo Noel Levitz’s College Student Inventory (CSI) is a self-assessment instrument designed to assess motivational factors that impact student success. The CSI is given to incoming first-year students at SOAR and asks students to self-report their academic, social, and personal perceptions and behaviors.

Wartburg faculty and staff use the CSI results of each incoming first-year student to identify their strengths and needs and connect them to programs and support designed to help students reach their full academic, social, and personal potential‚Äč.

The CSI is an online survey comprised of 100 questions, which are categorized under three main areas:

  • Academic Motivation
  • General Coping Skills
  • Receptivity to Support Services

Academic Motivation Scales

  • Study Habits
  • Intellectual Interests
  • Verbal & Writing Confidence
  • Math & Science Confidence
  • Desire To Finish College
  • Attitude Toward Educators

General Coping Scales

  • Sociability
  • Family Emotional Support
  • Opinion Tolerance
  • Career Closure
  • Sense of Financial Security

Receptivity Scales

  • Academic Assistance
  • Personal Counseling
  • Social Enrichment
  • Career Counseling
  • Financial Guidance

Campus Contacts

  • Nicole Willis, Pathways Center Academic Success Associate (319) 352-8230
  • Jette Irgens, Pathways Center Assistant Director (319 352-8410