School Administrators and Technologists

Please email quest@cns.utexas.edu for more information about obtaining a W9 and an institution code. New institutions are invited to try a 120 day free trial if you are interested in seeing what Quest is all about. Please follow the instructions for requesting instructor access here.

High School Subscriptions
Annual, analagous to a site license

UT Austin’s Quest Learning & Assessment tool is used by hundreds of educational institutions around the country. In an effort to recapture the costs associated with supporting the system, we charge a nominal fee to high schools with no charge to high school students. Below is a summary of the current annual high school subscription fees:

  • Texas-based high schools: $150/year
  • High school outside of Texas: $300/year

For high school institutions, this fee is the same regardless of the number of classes or students in your institution using Quest. If your institution is new to Quest, we offer a 120 day free trial to evaluate Quest before payment of the institutional subscription becomes necessary. You can check your institution's subscription status on your My Profile page. If your institution is brand new to Quest, please email us at questhelp@austin.utexas.edu to obtain an institution code from us.

After you have confirmed your institution code, you can place your subscription or renew an existing subscription online, via UT’s secure purchasing portal. Each subscription lasts one year. For more information about purchasing a subscription go here.

College/University Courses
Per course, textbook-like resource

The cost for university and college students is $25/course per semester/quarter. Student will only be required to pay for 2 courses per semester (or quarter), regardless of their total number of courses using Quest.

If you wish to add something to your syllabus to notify your students that Quest will be utilized in your course, feel free to use the following paragraph and adapt it to meet your needs:

This course makes use of Quest Learning and Assessment, a web-based content and homework delivery system maintained by the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin. This homework service will require a $25 charge per student for its use, which goes toward the maintenance and operation of the resource. Please go to https://quest.cns.utexas.edu to log in to the Quest system for this class. During the beginning of this course, when you log into Quest, you will be asked to pay via credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover) on a secure payment site. You have the option to wait up to 14 days to pay while continuing to use Quest for your assignments. If you are taking more than one course using Quest, you will not be charged more than $50 per semester/quarter. Quest provides mandatory instructional material for this course, similar to a textbook. For payment questions, please email: questhelp@austin.utexas.edu.