There are three methods for administering BCSSE surveys: paper, Web, or mixed. Institutions should consider these options carefully and choose the option that will maximize their completion rate. All fees are indicated in US dollars.
Registration fee: $300 if registered by June 16, 2017 (after June 16, 2017: $400).
- Fee per survey shipped: $2.50
- Click here to calculate Paper Administration cost
- Click here to calculate Web Administration cost
- Web fees are based on the institution's estimated first-year enrollment:
|BCSSE Web Administration Fee|
|Up to 1,000 first-year students: $1.00/student|
|1,001 to 2,000 first-year students: $0.95/student|
|2,001 to 3,000 first-year students: $0.90/student|
|3,001 to 4,000 first-year students: $0.85/student|
|more than 4,000 first-year students: $0.80/student|
Mixed (Paper and Web)
- Paper fee per survey shipped: $2.50
- Web fees will be as above, based on first-year enrollment minus paper surveys shipped.
- Click here to calculate Mixed-Mode Administration cost
Examples of Participation Costs
|BCSSE Participation Cost Examples|
|Institution||First-Year Enrollment||Paper Surveys Shipped||Total Cost*|
|Institution C (Mixed)||2,000||500||$2,975|
*Add $100 for institutions that register after June 16.
Considering Participating in Both BCSSE and NSSE?
Institutions participating in both BCSSE 2017 and NSSE 2018 receive a BCSSE– NSSE Combined Report and a combined BCSSE–NSSE data file with their NSSE Institutional Report the following August.
In addition, the $300 NSSE 2018 registration fee will be waived for BCSSE 2017 participating institutions.
BCSSE may charge a fee to recover additional expenses such institutional reporting requirements that are unique to an institution or group of institutions, non-standard institutional reports or data files, or other requests that create additional unique administrative costs to BCSSE. Contact your Project Service team for additional details.
BCSSE incurs survey administration costs on behalf of institutions well before actual administration of BCSSE surveys. Accordingly, all institutions that withdraw from BCSSE will be billed the nonrefundable $300 Registration Fee (or $400 for late registration). Additional cancellation fees for late withdrawals may apply. See the BCSSE Participating Agreement for more details regarding refund policy.