BCSSE works with colleges and universities across the US and Canada to collect—and use—important information about incoming students’ experiences and expectations for college. Institutions use BCSSE results to inform academic advising, first-year experience programs, retention initiatives, faculty development, and key activities focused on learning and development. The many uses of BCSSE data available to participating institutions are described in their stories.
While richly informative as a stand-alone survey, BCSSE realizes its maximum benefit when paired with an administration of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) the following spring.
BCSSE now targets three distinct groups of entering students: 1) recent high school graduates, 2) transfer students, and 3) older students with little or no prior experience in higher education.
Since BCSSE has no registration deadline, you can choose to register for BCSSE up to two weeks prior to your administration start date.
For more information about BCSSE, view Introduction to BCSSE 2019, a webinar recorded on March 26, 2019.
To register or to learn more about BCSSE, go to bcsse.indiana.edu.