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About the Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement (BCSSE)

The Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement (BCSSE) is taken by students during the summer before their freshman year. The tool is used to assess entering college student's expectations.  Questions focus on academic and co-curricular programs and activities.  Comparing NSSE and BCSSE results can compare initial expectations with freshmen in their second semester and seniors in their last semester.

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.