Strengths Assessment


We are currently working with Gallup to renew our contract for the next academic year. The website to complete the CliftonStrengths for Students assessment will be back up once the contract is complete.
If you have already completed the assessment and are trying to find out your top five themes of talent, you will need to log in at Sign In at the top right corner of the screen. You will be asked to sign in using the username and password you developed when you first took the assessment. If you cannot remember, click on ‘Need help with your username or password’.

About Strengths

Bemidji State University is committed to the success of all of our students. Key factors to student success are engagement in the learning process and confidence to succeed. Through identification, development, and utilization of students’ talents, our goal is to enable students to achieve academic, career, and personal success. In order for students to learn their top five themes of talent, Bemidji State University offers students the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment offered through the platform of CliftonStrengths for Students, which also offers online resources to assist students in using their talents in general academic life, relationships, extracurricular activities, study skills, and career exploration & selecting a major.

The video below explains the assessment, its purpose, and why we believe a Strengths Approach to your educational experience is crucial.


Take the StrengthsFinder Assessment


The Advising Success Center is your place to complete the StrengthsFinder assessment through CliftonStrengths for Student. The assessment is offered to all BSU students. Most students take the assessment through their First Year Experience seminar course. You have to be a current BSU student to take the assessment.

To take the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment follow the BSU Student Quick Start Guide

Once you have taken the assessment you will learn your top five themes of talent.

If you have already taken the assessment you can navigate to the login page and Link Existing Gallup Account. *NOTE:You will need to know your Username and Password. If you don’t remember your Username and Password click the Forgot username/password and follow the instructions on the Account Assistance page.

Make sure to remember your Username and Password you developed at the time of taking the assessment. Many programs at Bemidji State University use the CliftonStrengths for Students in their curriculum. Such programs include Criminal Justice, Nursing and Social Work. In these programs you will be asked to refer back to your Top Five Themes of Talent.

We encourage you to continue to develop your Top Five Themes of Talent by Naming It! Claiming It! and Aiming It!