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About the Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement (BCSSE)

The Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement (BCSSE) is one of a family of surveys measuring how active or "engaged" students are in academic and non-academic aspects of their college experience. Research has suggested that engagement is one of the important influences on how well students perform and persist. The BCSSE is given to incoming students just before their first college term to help assess their expectations about college as well as relevant experience in high school. Other related surveys are the National Survey or Student Engagement (NSSE) and the Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE).

Click here for BCSSE Procedures

Click here for an example of the BCSSE Form

Click here for the most recent BCSSE Report

The BCSSE is conducted by Student Affairs during the June-July summer orientation session for incoming freshmen, prior to the spring when the NSSE is administered every three years.