Wufoo Forms

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UCSC Web Services offers a web form creation service utilizing an easy to use online form builder called  Wufoo. Official UCSC departments, divisions, and research sites are eligible to use the service. Building forms with Wufoo is very fast and easy. We offer two options. 

How to Request

Web publishing services are available to official campus departments, units, groups, and organizations.

Request a Wufoo form

Request a Wufoo account

Turnaround Time

We'll take form requests and account requests on a first come, first served basis and turnaround time will be based on demand. We will respond to requests within 2 business days and provide a time estimate.


There is no cost for either the full service or self-service option.

Take a test drive

Feel free to  visit WuFoo to sign up for a free Demo account.  

Full Service

With the full-service option, we build the form for you from your specifications.  Once we've got a draft, we can either work with you to finalize it or give you a temporary account to make the final touches yourself. This option is for you if:

  • You have only a few forms on your website
  • Your forms do not change frequently
  • You don't have the time or desire to learn the tool


With the self-service option, we give you an account so you can create your own forms.

This option is for you if you:

  • Have multiple forms
  • Frequently changing forms
  • Have the time and desire to learn the tool.  
Wufoo Form Builder Screenshot

What about Google Forms?

Using Google forms is another option. If collaboration and sharing options or adding scripting of your own are important, Google Forms might be a better choice.  If you are unsure, ask us - we can help you decide which will work better for you.  Since Google updates their applications and interfaces all the time, we can't maintain an up-to-date and completely accurate list.  With that disclaimer in mind, we've attempted a comparison below of some key similarities and differences (as of February 2019).  

Both provide:

  • Standard form fields (text, paragraph, drop down, checkbox, radio button, rating scale)
  • Email notifications when a form is submitted
  • An online spreadsheet-like report of all responses that can be password protected or public
  • Required vs. optional questions
  • Branching (forwarding the user to a specific form page based on their answer to a prior question)
  • Multi-page forms
  • Section Headings
  • Email confirmation to the user submitting the form

Wufoo provides:

  • Forms that seamlessly matches the campus look and feel (Google provides a set of standard design templates)
  • Option to include form responses in both notification and user confirmation emails
  • Redirect to a custom thank you page
  • File upload option
  • URL, Phone, and Email field validation (requires proper format)
  • Dynamically display some questions based on answers to previous questions
  • No Google branding 

Google Forms provides:

  • Integration with your UCSC Google account
  • Advanced collaboration, sharing, and permissions
  • Ability to extend functionality with scripting (if you don't know what this means, this is not for you)
  • Google branding on form
  • Greater security because Google has signed the data security terms we require ( more info)