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Students need to know their CliftonStrengths to succeed on campus and beyond. This assessment includes reports and resources designed to empower college-aged students to thrive and is priced specifically for students and the faculty and staff who lead them.

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Important Details About CliftonStrengths for Students Top 5 Access Codes

  • This product was formerly called StrengthsQuest.
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Product Details

Help students discover their greatest talents with CliftonStrengths for Students Top 5 access codes (formerly StrengthsQuest).

Each unique code gives a student access to take the CliftonStrengths assessment. Students then receive personalized reports and resources designed to help them use their talents to achieve academic, career and personal success.

Start Students on Their CliftonStrengths Journey

To make the most of their life experiences and improve their overall wellbeing, students need to understand where and when they’re at their best.

CliftonStrengths for Students Top 5 helps them learn their strongest talents and how to use them to reach their full potential.

Students can use their CliftonStrengths reports and resources to effectively navigate their college experience and start the next chapter of their lives knowing how they can most naturally succeed.

Whether you’re working with small groups or creating department- or campus-wide programs, you can join over 1,000 educational institutions that use a strengths-based approach to empower students.

Benefits of CliftonStrengths for Students Top 5

This assessment and accompanying materials help students, faculty and others on campus:

  • improve self-awareness by discovering what they naturally do best
  • thrive in and out of school by applying their talents to every area of their life
  • improve performance in the classroom, at work and everywhere else, thanks to proven advice and ideas for applying CliftonStrengths in different settings
  • explain in a positive way who they are to classmates, friends and family using a common language of CliftonStrengths shared by more than 22 million people
  • succeed in spite of their weaknesses using concepts and strategies that help them focus time and energy on their areas of greatest potential development

CliftonStrengths Top 5 -- a Great Place to Start

CliftonStrengths for Students Top 5 reveals the first five talents (out of 34) in a student’s CliftonStrengths profile and includes basic strategies to help them start applying their most powerful talents.

To get a more comprehensive picture of their talents, consider CliftonStrengths for Students All 34. This product reveals students’ complete talent profile and gives them even more resources to maximize their potential.

What's Included

When you purchase CliftonStrengths for Students Top 5, each student will get a unique access code to complete the CliftonStrengths assessment. This online assessment takes approximately 30 minutes and identifies students’ natural patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving.

After students take the assessment, they will get access to resources that help them succeed using their CliftonStrengths, including:

  • action items written specifically for students
  • a digital copy of CliftonStrengths for Students, Gallup’s book written to help students get the most out of their college experience
  • access to the digital “CliftonStrengths for Students: Your Introduction” on-demand learning experience
  • suggestions for how to best use their top five CliftonStrengths
  • downloadable guides and resources to help them understand and apply their CliftonStrengths

Students will also get the following personalized CliftonStrengths results and reports:

Strengths Insight Guide

Unique to a student’s specific CliftonStrengths profile, this report gives them in-depth analysis of their top five CliftonStrengths, describes who they are in astonishing detail and explains what makes them stand out.

Strengths Insight and Action-Planning Guide

Along with a detailed breakdown of each student’s top five CliftonStrengths, this guide includes questions, action items for each CliftonStrengths theme and examples to help students think about how they can succeed using their CliftonStrengths.

Your Signature Theme Report

This report lists full descriptions of a student’s top five CliftonStrengths themes (their Signature Themes) so they can quickly reference their most dominant talents and build them into strengths.

How it Works

If you’re purchasing CliftonStrengths for Students Top 5 for yourself:

  1. Add the product to your cart. When you are done shopping, proceed to checkout.
  2. Sign in to your account, or create an account if you don't already have one. (NOTE: To receive the education discount, your account must include an eligible email address)
  3. Continue under the Individual purchasing option.
  4. After you complete the checkout process, you will receive a unique access code and instructions via email.
  5. You can redeem your code at

If you’re purchasing CliftonStrengths for Students Top 5 for others:

  1. Add the number of access codes you want to purchase to your cart. When you are done shopping, proceed to checkout.
  2. Sign in to your account, or create an account if you don't already have one. (NOTE: To receive the education discount, your account must include an eligible email address)
  3. Continue under the Institution/Group purchasing option.
  4. After you complete the checkout process, enter your Business Unit Identification (BUID) information and assign your code groups.
  5. After your BUID information is submitted, you will receive access codes and instructions via email. Use the .csv file attached to the email to distribute codes to users.
  6. Users can redeem their codes at

Frequently Asked Questions

Why does CliftonStrengths for Students Top 5 reveal only someone’s top five CliftonStrengths themes?

The CliftonStrengths assessment measures the presence of talents in 34 areas, or “themes.” The purpose of CliftonStrengths for Students Top 5 is to introduce students to strengths by helping them discover their most dominant talents.

CliftonStrengths for Students Top 5 reveals only the top five CliftonStrengths themes so students can focus on their dominant talents. Talents are the “raw materials” for strengths development, and the more dominant the talent, the greater the opportunity for growth.

To discover the full complexity and power of CliftonStrengths, purchase CliftonStrengths for Students All 34 to discover students’ complete strengths profile.

What if students already have their top five CliftonStrengths and want to see their full CliftonStrengths 34 profile?

If students have already taken the CliftonStrengths assessment and know their top five CliftonStrengths, you can purchase Upgrade to CliftonStrengths for Students All 34. This upgrade will unlock CliftonStrengths 6-34 and give students access to their full CliftonStrengths profile as well as personalized reports and other resources.

Students do not need to retake the CliftonStrengths assessment with this upgrade. When you purchase the upgrade, they will receive a code that unlocks their CliftonStrengths 34 report and resources.

How long will it take to receive the access code(s) I purchased?

Gallup will email your access code(s) and instructions for redeeming your access code(s) within one business day of your purchase.

What age level is the CliftonStrengths assessment appropriate for?

The CliftonStrengths assessment is recommended for individuals 15 years old and older.

What is the difference between CliftonStrengths for Students and Clifton StrengthsExplorer?

CliftonStrengths for Students is recommended for individuals aged 15 and older, particularly students in college or preparing for college. It includes the CliftonStrengths assessment and student-centered reports based on the 34 CliftonStrengths themes.

Clifton StrengthsExplorer is recommended for children aged 10-14. The Clifton StrengthsExplorer assessment is a simpler assessment with different themes and reports based on the 10 Clifton StrengthsExplorer themes.

Is the CliftonStrengths assessment available in any languages other than English?

Yes. The CliftonStrengths assessment is available in more than 25 languages. At the start of the assessment, users will have an opportunity to select their preferred language.

The CliftonStrengths assessment and reporting are available in the following languages. Strengths Insight Guides are available only in select languages, as noted below.

  • Arabic (assessment only)
  • Bulgarian
  • Cantonese
  • Chinese (Simplified)*
  • Chinese Traditional
  • Croatian
  • Dutch*
  • English (Great Britain)
  • English (U.S.)*
  • French (Canadian)
  • French (European)*
  • German*
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi (assessment only)
  • Hungarian
  • Indonesian*
  • Italian
  • Japanese*
  • Korean*
  • Polish
  • Portuguese (Brazil)*
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Spanish (European)
  • Spanish (Latin American)*
  • Swedish
  • Thai*
  • Turkish

*Strengths Insight Guide available

How long does it take to complete the CliftonStrengths assessment?

The CliftonStrengths assessment takes approximately 30 minutes to complete on average.

Is the CliftonStrengths assessment timed?

Yes. The CliftonStrengths assessment asks users to choose between two paired statements. There are 177 total statement pairs. For each statement pair, the user has 20 seconds to respond. This time limit and their unfamiliarity with the statements ensure the assessment’s accuracy by reducing the likelihood that users will overthink their responses.

If users have a reading disability, you can call Gallup Customer Support at 1-888-561-5270 to have the assessment timer disabled.

How do I distribute the CliftonStrengths for Students Top 5 access codes I purchased for multiple people?

Once you sign in to your account at, you can export a .csv file containing unique, one-time-use codes to send to each individual.

Can someone retake the CliftonStrengths assessment? Will taking it more than once affect their results?

Gallup does not recommend taking the CliftonStrengths assessment more than once.

Our research confirms that someone’s first completion of the assessment yields the purest, most valid and most revealing information. The assessment measures the presence of talents by presenting the user with a pair of statements, then asking them to make a top-of-mind choice between the two. There is a 20-second time limit for each statement pair so users don’t overthink their responses, thus ensuring the accuracy of the assessment.

Gallup scientists have been studying strengths for more than 40 years, and they find that people’s talents do not change significantly throughout their adult lives. Retaking the CliftonStrengths assessment might reveal a different order for some themes, but typically, any changes would reflect a minor rearrangement of themes -- not a major shift in an individual’s talents.

Can the CliftonStrengths assessment reveal whether someone has the right major or is on the right career path?

Gallup designed the CliftonStrengths assessment for individual development. It is not intended to direct people toward specific professions, careers or areas of study. Although certain CliftonStrengths themes appear to be consistently dominant in certain professions, individuals do not need to have dominant talents in certain CliftonStrengths themes to be successful in a given profession.

During our research, Gallup discovered that many individuals can excel in the same profession but have very different top five themes. The best way for students to use CliftonStrengths for career guidance is to determine how to apply their unique CliftonStrengths profile to whatever role or profession they choose.


Delivery method
Reports included
Strengths Insight Guide, Strengths Insight and Action-Planning Guide, Your Signature Theme Report
Other materials included
CliftonStrengths for Students e-book (available via .epub and .mobi file types), access to the digital “CliftonStrengths for Students: Your Introduction” on-demand learning experience, introductory videos and other supporting materials


CliftonStrengths for Students Top 5