BCSSE now targets three distinct groups of entering students: First-year students who are recent high school graduates, transfer students, and older students who have little or no prior experience in higher education.
- Locally administered to entering students during orientation, welcome week, or early in the fall term.
- Supplemental online winter administration available for January entrants.
- Paper and online survey modes available.
- Web-based monitoring of online survey completions.
- Reports and data files delivered via secure Institution Interface.
- Institutions participating in both BCSSE and NSSE in the same academic year receive a BCSSE–NSSE Combined Report with their NSSE Institutional Report.