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2018 Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement to Be Administered to First-Time Freshmen

The Office of Institutional Research and Planning will collaborate with Indiana University for Postsecondary Research to administer the 2018 Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement (BCSSE) Aug. 13 through Aug. 27, 2018.

BCSSE will be administered to all first-time freshmen at UVI. First-time freshmen will need to check their emails for their invitation to take the online survey. First-time freshmen will have the opportunity to share some of their high school experiences, as well as their expectations during their first year of college.

The BCSSE data can aid the design of pre-college orientation programs, student service initiatives, and other efforts aimed at improving student learning during the first year of college. UVI will also receive a BCSSE Advising Report for each student who completes the survey.

This individualized report is designed to help advisors understand the background of students and their expectations for their first year, here at UVI. Reviewing these results can focus advising discussions with students on ways to enhance their undergraduate experience and help them achieve success. To learn more about BCSSE, visit their website at

For questions about the project, please contact Institutional Research and Planning at (340) 693-1012.