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Setting Up a Qualtrics Account

These instructions detail how to set up a Qualtrics account using the main Stanford University portal.

Note: Some schools and departments have local portals. While you can set up an account using the procedures below, if you are in the Stanford Alumni Association, the Graduate School of Business, Institutional Research and Decision Support, School of Education, or the School of Medicine, you may want to check with your IT support staff about using their local portal.

  1. Go to
    You will be prompted to log in to Stanford WebAuth using your SUNet ID and password. If you are already logged in, you will automatically go to step 3, below.
  2. On the Stanford WebLogin page, enter your SUNet ID and password and click the Login button.
    An entry screen that allows you to create a new Qualtrics account or migrate an existing Qualtrics account is displayed.
  3. Click on the appropriate button:
    • I don't have a Qualtrics account:
      Qualtrics creates a new account associated with your SUNet ID.  You will see the Qualtrics "Create Survey" page. (For future logins, you will only need to complete steps 1 and 2.)
    • I already have a Qualtrics account:
      You can migrate your current account to your SUNet ID. You will see an entry screen where you can enter your existing Qualtrics account (e.g.,, then click the Migrate Account button.  Qualtrics creates a new account associated with your SUNet ID and moves your existing surveys, results, settings, etc., to the new account.  You will see the Qualtrics "My Surveys" screen.  (For future logins, you will only need to complete steps 1 and 2.)

Qualtrics provides extensive online help and tutorials. Once you have logged in to Qualtrics, you can click on the Help and Tutorials link to learn more about using this tool.

Last modified December 10, 2014