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Below is a list of frequently asked questions about CliftonStrengths at the University of Tennessee. If you have a question which is not answered below or you need additional clarification, please email

The University of Tennessee offers the CliftonStrengths assessment free to all students. As a student, you will be asked to reflect upon the results of this assessment, and it will be utilized in a variety of coursework and trainings, so we encourage you to take the assessment seriously.

Faculty and staff who are interested in taking the assessment should complete this request form.

You can access your results through the UT Portal. Select Single Sign On, type utk as the organization or institution name, and then use your UT netID and password to log in.
There are many reasons why someone may want to retake the CliftonStrengths assessment. It is important to know, however, that most individuals will not see meaningful changes in their results over time and, as a result, Gallup’s general recommendation is that individuals do not need to retake the assessment.

However, there are certain situations when it may be helpful to retake the assessment:

  • When an individual took it right before or after a traumatic life event.
  • When an individual took it in their non-native language.
  • When an individual was distracted when they took it.
  • When an individual took it in school or early in in life, and more than 10 years have passed.
  • When an individual was not authentic in their responses the first time they completed the assessment.

Please note, if you retake the assessment, you will lose your previous results. (ex. If you originally had a top 34 report but retake the assessment for your top 5, you will not be able to see the rest of your new strengths or previous strengths.

If you are interested in retaking the assessment due to one of the reasons outlined in the previous question, please submit the request form, and a member of our team will be in touch.
We’ve all wondered who we are and what makes us unique.

The CliftonStrengths assessment answers those questions. This online test (formerly named the Clifton StrengthsFinder) measures the intensity of your talents in each of the 34 CliftonStrengths themes. These 34 themes represent what people do best. They categorize all that’s right with humankind — distilled down to 34 different themes.

Immediately after completing the CliftonStrengths assessment, you’ll receive your results in a report featuring customized descriptions of your rank-ordered dominant strengths.