CASPer (Computer - Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics)
All applicants must complete the CASPer Test (CSP-10201). CASPer is an online situational-judgement test used to assesses non-cognitive skills and interpersonal characteristics. All applicants must complete a CASPer Test within the current cycle, by the last acceptable date for the admission year, in order to remain eligible for admissions consideration. For admission in September 2022 the last acceptable test date will occur on January 5, 2022. A full list of test dates may be found at www.takeCASPer.com.
To take CASPer, you will need access to a computer with audio capabilities (speaker and microphone), a webcam, and a reliable Internet connection; you may complete this test anywhere that you can satisfy these requirements. No exceptions will be provided for applicants unable to take CASPer, or who are unable to complete the test for any reason (including technical or other factors).
The CASPer test is comprised of 12 sections of video scenarios. Following each video scenario, you will be required to answer a set of questions, by typing responses, within a fixed amount of time. The CASPer can be completed within 60 – 75 minutes. Due to the nature of the CASPer Test, studying is not required. However, we recommend you familiarize yourself with the test format at www.takeCASPer.com. You may also access a practice test directly from the CASPer site. When taking the CASPer, ensure you have a suitable environment – remember this is a ‘test’.
Note you may take the same version of CASPer only once in each academic year. This one test result is provided to all schools using CSP-10201. If you have taken the French version of CASPer note you will need to re-take in English as they are different test codes.
Altus Assessments also offers Casper ‘Snapshot’, an extension of the Casper Test. Our program does not require applicants to complete the Casper Snapshot; however, other programs you may be considering may require it. You can learn more about Snapshot on the Casper website.
Within a few weeks of completing the CASPer you will be provided a percentile score, by the testing agency.. This score indicates your standing relative to other test-takers. The higher the percentile ranking the better the score; however, we cannot provide information on minimum required percentile ranges since the minimum thresholds will fluctuate, based on the applicant pool, in any given year.