Below are the CASPer test dates for different programs in the US, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand. Make sure to check if your schools of choice are on the list of medical schools that require CASPer. In this blog, we’ve also included some tips on how to choose your CASPer test date and how you can start preparing for this test!


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CASPer Test Dates

US CASPer Test Dates

Medicine (Allopathic)

Jan 17, 2023 - 8:00 PM EST

Feb 16, 2023 - 8:00 PM EST

Mar 14, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Apr 11, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Osteopathic Medicine

Jan 17, 2023 - 8:00 PM EST

Feb 16, 2023 - 8:00 PM EST

Mar 14, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Apr 11, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Anesthesiologist Assistants

Jan 17, 2023 - 8:00 PM EST

Feb 16, 2023 - 8:00 PM EST

Athletic Training

Jan 17, 2023 - 8:00 PM EST

Feb 16, 2023 - 8:00 PM EST

BA/MD

Jan 17, 2023 - 8:00 PM EST

Feb 16, 2023 - 8:00 PM EST

Biomedical Sciences

Not Available

Dentistry

Jan 17, 2023 - 8:00 PM EST

Feb 16, 2023 - 8:00 PM EST

Mar 14, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Apr 11, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Graduate Medical Education

Not Available

Graduate Nursing

Jan 17, 2023 - 8:00 PM EST

Feb 16, 2023 - 8:00 PM EST

Mar 14, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Apr 11, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Master of Science

Not Available

Occupational Therapy

Jan 5, 2023 - 5:00 PM EST

Jan 17, 2023 - 8:00 PM EST

Feb 16, 2023 - 8:00 PM EST

Mar 14, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Apr 11, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Optometry

Jan 17, 2023 - 8:00 PM EST

Feb 16, 2023 - 8:00 PM EST

Mar 14, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Apr 11, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Pharmacy

Jan 17, 2023 - 8:00 PM EST

Feb 16, 2023 - 8:00 PM EST

Mar 14, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Apr 11, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Physician Assistant

Jan 17, 2023 - 8:00 PM EST

Feb 16, 2023 - 8:00 PM EST

Mar 14, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Apr 11, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Physical Therapy

Jan 17, 2023 - 8:00 PM EST

Feb 16, 2023 - 8:00 PM EST

Mar 14, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Apr 11, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Undergraduate Nursing

Jan 17, 2023 - 8:00 PM EST

Feb 16, 2023 - 8:00 PM EST

Mar 14, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Undergraduate Physician Assistant

N/A

Veterinary Medicine 

Jan 17, 2023 - 8:00 PM EST

Feb 16, 2023 - 8:00 PM EST

Mar 14, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Apr 11, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Canada CASPer Test Dates

Audiology

Jan 26, 2023 - 5:00 PM EST

Clinical Psychology


Cardiovascular Perfusion

Jan 26, 2023 - 5:00 PM EST

Feb 21, 2023 - 8:00 PM EST

Cardiology Technology


Graduate Nursing

Jan 26, 2023 - 5:00 PM EST

Feb 21, 2023 - 8:00 PM EST

Mar 7, 2023 - 5:00 PM EST

Master of Music Therapy 


Master of Theology/Divinity


Masters in Occupational Therapy

Jan 26, 2023 - 5:00 PM EST

Feb 21, 2023 - 8:00 PM EST

Masters in Physical Therapy 

Jan 26, 2023 - 5:00 PM EST

Feb 21, 2023 - 8:00 PM EST

Mar 7, 2023 - 5:00 PM EST

Medical Laboratory Science

Jan 26, 2023 - 5:00 PM EST

Feb 21, 2023 - 8:00 PM EST

Mar 7, 2023 - 5:00 PM EST

Apr 6, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Midwifery

Jan 19, 2023 - 5:00 PM EST

Feb 2, 2023 - 8:00 PM EST

Mar 2, 2023 - 8:00 PM EST

Apr 6, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

May 2, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Nutrition

Jan 26, 2023 - 5:00 PM EST

Feb 21, 2023 - 8:00 PM EST

Mar 7, 2023 - 5:00 PM EST

Optometry

Jan 26, 2023 - 5:00 PM EST

Feb 21, 2023 - 8:00 PM EST

Pharmacy 

Jan 26, 2023 - 5:00 PM EST

Feb 21, 2023 - 8:00 PM EST

Mar 7, 2023 - 5:00 PM EST

Post Graduate Medical Education R-1 Match


Prosthetics and Orthotics


Red River College Allied Health Sciences


Speech Language Pathology

Jan 26, 2023 - 5:00 PM EST

Undergraduate Medicine

Jan 26, 2023 - 5:00 PM EST

Feb 21, 2023 - 8:00 PM EST

Undergraduate Nursing

Jan 19, 2023 - 5:00 PM EST

Feb 2, 2023 - 8:00 PM EST

Mar 2, 2023 - 8:00 PM EST

Apr 6, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

May 2, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Undergraduate Occupational Therapy

Jan 26, 2023 - 5:00 PM EST

Feb 21, 2023 - 8:00 PM EST

Undergraduate Physical Therapy

Jan 26, 2023 - 5:00 PM EST

Feb 21, 2023 - 8:00 PM EST

Veterinary

Jan 26, 2023 - 5:00 PM EST

Feb 21, 2023 - 8:00 PM EST

Australia CASPer Test Dates

Allied Health Sciences

Not Available

Postgraduate Medicine

Not Available

Postgraduate Teacher Education

Jan 22, 2023 - 11:00 AM AEDT

Feb 9, 2023 - 7:00 PM AEDT

Mar 9, 2023 - 8:00 PM AEDT

Apr 12, 2023 - 10:00 AM AEST

May 10, 2023 - 7:00 PM AEST

Jun 8, 2023 - 10:00 AM AEST

Undergraduate Teacher Education

Jan 22, 2023 - 11:00 AM AEDT

Feb 9, 2023 - 7:00 PM AEDT

Mar 9, 2023 - 8:00 PM AEDT

Apr 12, 2023 - 10:00 AM AEST

May 10, 2023 - 7:00 PM AEST

Jun 8, 2023 - 10:00 AM AEST

Veterinary Science

Not Available

New Zealand CASPer Test Dates

Veterinary Science

Not Available

United Kingdom CASPer Test Dates

Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery

Not Available

Physician Associate

Not Available

Qatar CASPer Test Dates

Dentistry

Not available.

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*Disclaimer*

Disclaimer: CASPer stands for computer-based assessment for sampling personal characteristics and is claimed to be a trademark of McMaster & Acuity Insights (formerly Altus Assessments). BeMo does not recommend, endorse nor affiliate with CASPer, Acuity Insights or McMaster and vice versa. BeMo only provides preparation services and practice tests. To take CASPer, contact Acuity Insights directly. 

You must register for the test with the test administrators and check their website regularly for the most up-to-date test dates as they are frequently updated. You are responsible for your own results.

List of Programs that Require CASPer

While this is not an exhaustive list of all the programs that require applicants to take the CASPer test, these are the MD and DO programs which require applicants to take at least one part of the Altus Suite assessment. CASPer may be a required component of applications for many nursing programs, physician assistant programs in the US, physician assistant programs in Canada, the best vet schools and dental schools in Canada and the US.

US Allopathic Medical Schools That Require CASPer

  1. American University of The Caribbean School of Medicine
  2. Baylor College of Medicine
  3. Boston University School of Medicine
  4. Central Michigan University College of Medicine
  5. Drexel University College of Medicine
  6. East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
  7. Florida Atlantic University College of Medicine
  8. Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
  9. Howard University College of Medicine
  10. Indiana University School of Medicine
  11. Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
  12. McGovern Medical School, UT Health Science Center Houston
  13. Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
  14. Medical College of Wisconsin
  15. Meharry Medical College
  16. Mercer University School of Medicine
  17. Michigan State University College of Human Medicine (Duet is also recommended)
  18. New York Medical College
  19. Northeast Ohio Medical University Medicine
  20. Oregon Health & Science University
  21. Penn State College of Medicine
  22. Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  23. San Juan Bautista School of Medicine
  24. State University of New York Upstate Medical University
  25. Stony Brook University School of Medicine
  26. Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine (Duet also required)
  27. Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine (Duet also required)
  28. Foster School of Medicine TTUHSC El Paso
  29. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine
  30. Tulane University School of Medicine (Duet also recommended)
  31. University of Colorado Medical School  (CASPer, Snapshot, and Duet required)
  32. University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine (CASPer, Snapshot, and Duet required)
  33. University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
  34. University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
  35. University of Texas at Tyler Health Science Center Houston
  36. University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, Long School of Medicine
  37. John Sealy School of Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch
  38. University of Texas Southwestern
  39. University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine
  40. University of Washington School of Medicine
  41. Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
  42. Wake Forest School of Medicine
  43. West Virginia University School of Medicine

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Osteopathic Medical Schools That Require CASPer

  1. Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine
  2. Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine
  3. California Health Sciences University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  4. Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine
  5. Kansas Health Science Center - Kansas College of Osteopathic Medicine
  6. Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  7. Sam Houston State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (requires CASPer, Snapshot, and Duet)
  8. Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
  9. Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
  10. William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine

BS/MD Programs That Require CASPer:

  1. Albany Medical College
  2. Hofstra University 
  3. Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences
  4. Texas Tech University Health Science Center

List of Medical Schools That Require CASPer in Canada

  1. Dalhousie University
  2. McGill University
  3. McMaster University
  4. Memorial University Faculty of Medicine
  5. Queen's University
  6. University of Ottawa
  7. Université de Montréal
  8. Université de Sherbrooke 
  9. Université Laval
  10. University of Alberta
  11. University of Manitoba
  12. University of Saskatchewan

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When Should I Take the CASPer Test?

When should you book your CASPer test? The answer depends on a few factors, such as how long it takes to prepare for CASPer, when you take your MCAT and where you are in your medical school application cycle. You’ll also need to consider if your program requires you to take CASPer Snapshot and Duet, too.

If you do need to complete the full Altus Suite assessment, schedule when you will complete your Snapshot and Duet once you’ve decided on a CASPer test date. Typically, you will complete the additional assessments within 2 weeks of completing your CASPer test.

You’ll also need to remember that students usually take the CASPer closer to their application deadline. For example, if you are applying through AMCAS Early Decision Program and your application deadline is in August, you should aim to take the CASPer in May or June. Your CASPer scores are only good for one admissions cycle, so it’s best to take the CASPer within one year of your program application deadline. Unlike your MCAT score, which is valid for 5 years, so you can afford to take it further out from your final application deadline and give yourself a longer time to study.

You should choose a CASPer test date that is at least a month before your application deadline at minimum. If you are applying to medical schools in the US and medical schools in Canada that have different application deadlines but all require CASPer, choose your CASPer test date based on the earliest application deadline. You can only take the test once per application cycle, so your scores will be sent to all programs you apply to, regardless of which country they are in.

If you need test accommodations, you must submit the necessary forms and documentation at least 3 weeks before your desired test date. Check the Acuity Insights website for information on test accommodations and the required forms.

Here’s a quick guide on how to choose the best CASPer test date:

#1 Consider your prep time

Give yourself 6-8 weeks of prep time: On average, it takes 6-8 weeks of practice to prepare for the CASPer test, although some students may want as many as 12 weeks to prepare. Decide on how much prep time you’ll need when choosing the best test date. You should use your prep time not only to familiarize yourself with the test format and the technical requirements for completing the test but to practice CASPer questions.

#2 Give yourself enough time during the test

It goes without saying, but your CASPer test date should be on a day when you have no conflicts or other commitments. Completing the CASPer takes around 100-120 minutes, but it’s still a good idea to block out enough time for pre-test prep, the full test time and account for any issues that might come up during the day, such as technical issues.

#3 Check your application deadline

CASPer test scores are released to programs around 2-3 weeks after you take the test, so factor this into your scheduling when taking the test. You may also need to confirm whether your CASPer scores were sent on time ahead of the application deadline. You will also receive a quartile score 3-4 weeks after you take your test, showing how well you scored on CASPer compared to other applicants who took the test that day. Your chosen programs will receive both your quartile score and your overall score, so if you want to know your quartile score before the application deadline, take your CASPer test at least 2 months beforehand.

#4 Know if you need to take Duet or Snapshot

Duet and Snapshot only take about 15 minutes each to complete, and they can be booked at the same time as your CASPer assessment. However, once you’ve completed your CASPer, you can complete your Duet and Snapshot at any time thereafter. Acuity Insights recommends completing both within 14 days of your CASPer test.

Check out some CASPer Snapshot questions!

#5 Factor in your MCAT test date

If you haven’t yet written your MCAT, you should know your MCAT test date before you book your CASPer test. It’s wise to take your CASPer after your MCAT is completed, so you’re not preparing for both tests at the same time and you aren’t cramming two test dates back-to-back. Since the MCAT takes longer to prepare for, it’s a good idea to take your MCAT well ahead of your application deadline and complete the CASPer at least a month before your final deadline.

#6 Make time for technical set up

If necessary, make any arrangements to take your CASPer test ahead of time. For instance, if you do no have access to a personal computer on which to take the test, be certain you have access to a distraction-free space, a computer with internet access, a webcam and microphone before your test date. You can check the Casper System Requirements Check page when you reserve your test spot. You should complete a systems check of your webcam and microphone ahead of your test day in the same environment you plan to test in.

The Acuity Insights official website will have the most up to date changes and further information on testing sites and dates, so be sure to check when you book your test. You can also find answers to some commonly asked questions about CASPer and Acuity Insights on the official website here.

How to Schedule Your CASPer Test

You can book your CASPer test online through the Acuity Insights website. You should reserve your test spot at least 3 days prior to your chosen CASPer test date. You will first need to register and create an account. Once this is complete, you can reserve your test. If you need to reschedule your test due to a conflict or because you missed your test time, you can reschedule your CASPer test date online, so long as you have not seen any of the test’s content. If there are no available test dates for you to reschedule, this means the deadline has passed for at least one of your chosen programs. You will need to contact Acuity Insights to remove this program from your list before rescheduling your test.

One the day of your test, take the time to complete this checklist:

  1. Confirm the time and date of your test (ensure you have the time zone correct)
  2. Run systems check on your computer, webcam and microphone so you know they are working and there are no technical issues within 6 hours of your test time
  3. Set up your test environment so it is distraction-free. You may use headphones to help block out noise.
  4. Download an updated version of both Chrome and Firefox here. Please note that only these two web browsers are supported.
  5. Restart your computer
  6. Close all other applications on your computer
  7. Use incognito/Private browser
  8. Disable any Firewall or pop-up blocker
  9. Disable all plug-ins and extensions on your browser
  10. Deactivate your Virtual Private Network (VPN) for Chrome or Firefox
  11. Log-in to your account approximately thirty-minutes before your scheduled test time. Once your test time has started, you will have a 15-minute window to click “Start” and begin your test.

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How Can I Prepare for My CASPer Test?

CASPer is a situational judgment test (STJ) which uses everyday hypothetical scenarios and asks students to respond to them. Since students will not have seen the scenarios or prompts before, they may think it is not possible to prepare ahead of time for CASPer. However, by familiarizing yourself with the test format and developing a strategy for the different types of test questions, you can better prepare yourself for this challenge. You can also explore a CASPer test prep course or get some guidance from a CASPer test prep book to help you organize your test prep.

First, let’s look at the format and function of the test.

CASPer claims to assess these 10 attributes:

  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Empathy
  • Equity
  • Ethics
  • Motivation
  • Problem-solving
  • Professionalism
  • Resilience
  • Self-Awareness

The test is comprised of 15 stations. The first 9 stations are text-based responses. Students view 6 video and 3 text prompts and then have 5 minutes to type in their answers to 3 questions for each station. These questions can be directly or indirectly related to the prompts. The final 6 stations ask students to provide a 1-minute video response to each of the 3 questions, instead of typing up their answers. Your responses to all 3 questions are scored as a whole, with each station being scored on a Likert scale from 1-9, with 9 being Superior. Your goal should be to answer all 3 questions in the allotted time, but remember that the quality of your answer is most important.

There are 4 types of CASPer questions you need to know:

Acuity Insights offers a practice CASPer test for applicants to try out as many times as they wish, to get familiar with the test format and process, as well as some CASPer prep tips. We recommend taking at least one practice test to get comfortable with the test’s content, timing, and response format.

Want to see a mock CASPer test session? Watch this video:

Here’s a few additional tips to get you prepared to take the CASPer test!

FAQs

1. When should I take my CASPer test? You should aim to take your CASPer a month before your application deadline, to ensure your scores are sent on time or that you have time to send your scores in yourself. It takes typically 2-3 weeks for Acuity Insights to send your scores to your chosen medical school programs.

2. When should I take my CASPer test in Canada? Since the deadline for medical school applications in Canada varies depending on the school, you will need to consider which schools you are applying to and what their deadlines are. You should take your CASPer at least a month before your program’s deadline to ensure your scores are sent on time.

3. Where do I take the CASPer test? The CASPer test is not distributed at testing sites. Instead, students complete the CASPer test on a personal computer on their chosen date and time. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure they are taking the test in a private environment free of distractions, and that their computer has a functioning webcam and microphone, as well as reliable, high-speed internet.

4. Is CASPer hard to pass? CASPer scores students based on their responses relative to other students’ responses to the same scenario, so there is no pass/fail with CASPer. While CASPer is considered a tricky test to prepare for, it is not impossible to score well with preparation and practice.

5. Can I study for the CASPer test? It is possible to prepare for the CASPer test by familiarizing yourself with the test’s format and content. You can practice with the different CASPer question types and work on your timing to help get ready for this test.

6. Can you take the CASPer test anytime? No. You can only take the CASPer test on one of the available dates and times listed by Acuity Insights. These test dates are pre-arranged by the organization and academic programs.

7. How many times can you take the CASPer test? Students can take the CASPer test only once per application cycle, and this score is sent to all programs you’re applying to in the current application cycle. You won’t be able to retake the CASPer test in the same admissions cycle to achieve a better score.

8. How much does the CASPer test cost? The CASPer test has a fee of $40 CAD to complete. There are no additional charges to take Snapshot or Duet. There are additional fees of $12 CAD per school to send your scores to your chosen programs. All fees are final, non-refundable, and valid only for the current admissions cycle. Check the Acuity Insights website for the most up-to-date information on fees.


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4 Comments

Ade Akinseye

Hi, I purchased your casper test preparation tip e-book (Kindle version). Please, I have been checking the Casper test to book test for 2021/2022 Post gaduate medical education R-1 Match but no date updated yet. I also checked your website for the Canada test dates for 2021/2022 and no dates documented under Post Graduate Medical Education R-1 match . Please, are they yet to update the test dates? Thank you.

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BeMo Academic Consulting

Hi Ade! Thanks for your question. The dates for the R-1 Match have not yet been released by Altus. We'll keep this blog updated for any new dates that come out.

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Mikki

Hi there where are your nursing exam test dates for Canada

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BeMo Academic Consulting

Hi Mikki! Please have a look at Graduate Nursing test dates in this blog :) Hope this helps!

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Friday Jonathan

Good morning. I applied for January 2023 Academic session, but my date for Casper test is not listed as the least date is April 5, 2022 which has already passed. What do I do?

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BeMo Academic Consulting

Hello Friday! Thank you for your question. CASPer will be releasing new test dates for the coming application cycle soon. As soon as they do, we will also update our information. 

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Kennedy Gawin

Hello, I applied to Rush University in Illinois and the last Casper date was October 27th. Does that mean I am disqualified as an applicant for this cycle? Please let me know when you can.

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BeMo Academic Consulting

Hi Kennedy, unfortunately, if your school requires the submission of CASPer and you did not complete it this application cycle, your application will most likely be rejected. 

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