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)

Apr 11, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

May 4, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

May 23, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Jun 1, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Jun 11, 2023 - 1:00 PM EDT

Jun 27, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Jun 27, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Jul 9, 2023 - 1:00 PM EDT

Jul 9, 2023 - 4:00 PM EDT

Jul 18, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Jul 18, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Jul 27, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Jul 27, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Aug 10, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Aug 10, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Aug 27, 2023 - 1:00 PM EDT

Aug 27, 2023 - 4:00 PM EDT

Sep 12, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Sep 12, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Sep 28, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Oct 12, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Oct 26, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Nov 14, 2023 - 5:00 PM EST

Dec 7, 2023 - 8:00 PM EST

Jan 7, 2024 - 1:00 PM EST

Jan 16, 2024 - 8:00 PM EST

Feb 15, 2024 - 8:00 PM EST

Mar 12, 2024 - 8:00 PM EDT

Apr 9, 2024 - 8:00 PM EDT

Osteopathic Medicine

Apr 11, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

May 4, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

May 23, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Jun 1, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Jun 11, 2023 - 1:00 PM EDT

Jun 27, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Jun 27, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Jul 9, 2023 - 1:00 PM EDT

Jul 9, 2023 - 4:00 PM EDT

Jul 18, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Jul 18, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Jul 27, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Jul 27, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Aug 10, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Aug 10, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Aug 27, 2023 - 1:00 PM EDT

Aug 27, 2023 - 4:00 PM EDT

Sep 12, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Sep 12, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Oct 12, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Oct 26, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Nov 14, 2023 - 5:00 PM EST

Dec 7, 2023 - 8:00 PM EST

Jan 7, 2024 - 1:00 PM EST

Jan 16, 2024 - 8:00 PM EST

Feb 15, 2024 - 8:00 PM EST

Mar 12, 2024 - 8:00 PM EDT

Apr 9, 2024 - 8:00 PM EDT

Anesthesiologist Assistants

May 4, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

May 23, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Jun 1, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Jun 11, 2023 - 1:00 PM EDT

Jun 27, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Jun 27, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Jul 9, 2023 - 1:00 PM EDT

Jul 9, 2023 - 4:00 PM EDT

Jul 18, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Jul 18, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Jul 27, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Jul 27, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Aug 10, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Aug 10, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Aug 27, 2023 - 1:00 PM EDT

Aug 27, 2023 - 4:00 PM EDT

Sep 12, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Sep 12, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Sep 28, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Oct 12, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Oct 26, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Nov 14, 2023 - 5:00 PM EST

Dec 7, 2023 - 8:00 PM EST

Jan 7, 2024 - 1:00 PM EST

Jan 16, 2024 - 8:00 PM EST

Athletic Training

Not Available.

BA/MD

Not Available.

Biomedical Sciences

Not Available.

Dentistry

Apr 11, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

May 4, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

May 23, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Jun 1, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Jun 11, 2023 - 1:00 PM EDT

Jun 27, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Jun 27, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Jul 9, 2023 - 1:00 PM EDT

Jul 9, 2023 - 4:00 PM EDT

Jul 18, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Jul 18, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Jul 27, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Jul 27, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Aug 10, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Aug 10, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Aug 27, 2023 - 1:00 PM EDT

Aug 27, 2023 - 4:00 PM EDT

Sep 12, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Sep 12, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Sep 28, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Oct 12, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Oct 26, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Nov 14, 2023 - 5:00 PM EST

Dec 7, 2023 - 8:00 PM EST

Jan 7, 2024 - 1:00 PM EST

Jan 16, 2024 - 8:00 PM EST

Feb 15, 2024 - 8:00 PM EST

Mar 12, 2024 - 8:00 PM EDT

Apr 9, 2024 - 8:00 PM EDT

Graduate Medical Education

Not Available.

Graduate Nursing

Apr 11, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

May 4, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

May 23, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Jun 1, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Jun 11, 2023 - 1:00 PM EDT

Jun 27, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Jun 27, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Jul 9, 2023 - 1:00 PM EDT

Jul 9, 2023 - 4:00 PM EDT

Jul 18, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Jul 18, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Jul 27, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Jul 27, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Aug 10, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Aug 10, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Aug 27, 2023 - 1:00 PM EDT

Aug 27, 2023 - 4:00 PM EDT

Sep 12, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Sep 12, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Sep 28, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Oct 12, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Oct 26, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Nov 14, 2023 - 5:00 PM EST

Dec 7, 2023 - 8:00 PM EST

Jan 7, 2024 - 1:00 PM EST

Jan 16, 2024 - 8:00 PM EST

Feb 15, 2024 - 8:00 PM EST

Mar 12, 2024 - 8:00 PM EDT

Apr 9, 2024 - 8:00 PM EDT

Master of Science

May 4, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

May 23, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Jun 1, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Jun 11, 2023 - 1:00 PM EDT

Jun 27, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Jun 27, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Jul 9, 2023 - 1:00 PM EDT

Jul 9, 2023 - 4:00 PM EDT

Jul 18, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Jul 18, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Jul 27, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Jul 27, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Aug 10, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Aug 10, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Aug 27, 2023 - 1:00 PM EDT

Aug 27, 2023 - 4:00 PM EDT

Sep 12, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Sep 12, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Sep 28, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Oct 12, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Oct 26, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Nov 14, 2023 - 5:00 PM EST

Dec 7, 2023 - 8:00 PM EST

Occupational Therapy

Apr 11, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

May 4, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

May 23, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Jun 1, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Jun 11, 2023 - 1:00 PM EDT

Jun 27, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Jun 27, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Jul 9, 2023 - 1:00 PM EDT

Jul 9, 2023 - 4:00 PM EDT

Jul 18, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Jul 18, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Jul 27, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Jul 27, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Aug 10, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Aug 10, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Aug 27, 2023 - 1:00 PM EDT

Aug 27, 2023 - 4:00 PM EDT

Sep 12, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Sep 12, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Sep 28, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Oct 12, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Oct 26, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Nov 14, 2023 - 5:00 PM EST

Dec 7, 2023 - 8:00 PM EST

Jan 7, 2024 - 1:00 PM EST

Jan 16, 2024 - 8:00 PM EST

Feb 15, 2024 - 8:00 PM EST

Mar 12, 2024 - 8:00 PM EDT

Apr 9, 2024 - 8:00 PM EDT

Optometry

Apr 11, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

May 4, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

May 23, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Jun 1, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Jun 11, 2023 - 1:00 PM EDT

Jun 27, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Jun 27, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Jul 9, 2023 - 1:00 PM EDT

Jul 9, 2023 - 4:00 PM EDT

Jul 18, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Jul 18, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Jul 27, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Jul 27, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Aug 10, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Aug 10, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Aug 27, 2023 - 1:00 PM EDT

Aug 27, 2023 - 4:00 PM EDT

Sep 12, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Sep 12, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Sep 28, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Oct 12, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Oct 26, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Nov 14, 2023 - 5:00 PM EST

Dec 7, 2023 - 8:00 PM EST

Jan 7, 2024 - 1:00 PM EST

Jan 16, 2024 - 8:00 PM EST

Feb 15, 2024 - 8:00 PM EST

Mar 12, 2024 - 8:00 PM EDT

Apr 9, 2024 - 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

Physical Therapy

Apr 11, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

May 4, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

May 23, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Jun 1, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Jun 11, 2023 - 1:00 PM EDT

Physician Assistant

Apr 11, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

May 4, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

May 23, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Jun 1, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Jun 11, 2023 - 1:00 PM EDT

Jun 27, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Jun 27, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Jul 9, 2023 - 1:00 PM EDT

Jul 9, 2023 - 4:00 PM EDT

Jul 18, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Jul 18, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Jul 27, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Jul 27, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Aug 10, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Aug 10, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Aug 27, 2023 - 1:00 PM EDT

Aug 27, 2023 - 4:00 PM EDT

Sep 12, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Sep 12, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Sep 28, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Oct 12, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Oct 26, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Nov 14, 2023 - 5:00 PM EST

Dec 7, 2023 - 8:00 PM EST

Jan 7, 2024 - 1:00 PM EST

Jan 16, 2024 - 8:00 PM EST

Feb 15, 2024 - 8:00 PM EST

Mar 12, 2024 - 8:00 PM EDT

Apr 9, 2024 - 8:00 PM EDT

Speech Language Pathology

Apr 11, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

May 4, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

May 23, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Jun 1, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Jun 11, 2023 - 1:00 PM EDT

Jun 27, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Jun 27, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Jul 9, 2023 - 1:00 PM EDT

Jul 9, 2023 - 4:00 PM EDT

Jul 18, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Jul 18, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Jul 27, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Jul 27, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Aug 10, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Aug 10, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Aug 27, 2023 - 1:00 PM EDT

Aug 27, 2023 - 4:00 PM EDT

Sep 12, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Sep 12, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Sep 28, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Oct 12, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Oct 26, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Nov 14, 2023 - 5:00 PM EST

Dec 7, 2023 - 8:00 PM EST

Jan 7, 2024 - 1:00 PM EST

Jan 16, 2024 - 8:00 PM EST

Feb 15, 2024 - 8:00 PM EST

Mar 12, 2024 - 8:00 PM EDT

Apr 9, 2024 - 8:00 PM EDT

Undergraduate Nursing

Not Available.

Veterinary Medicine 

May 4, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

May 23, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Jun 1, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Jun 11, 2023 - 1:00 PM EDT

Jun 27, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Jun 27, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Jul 9, 2023 - 1:00 PM EDT

Jul 9, 2023 - 4:00 PM EDT

Jul 18, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Jul 18, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Jul 27, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Jul 27, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Aug 10, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Aug 10, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Aug 27, 2023 - 1:00 PM EDT

Aug 27, 2023 - 4:00 PM EDT

Sep 12, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Sep 12, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Sep 28, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Oct 12, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Oct 26, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Nov 14, 2023 - 5:00 PM EST

Dec 7, 2023 - 8:00 PM EST

Jan 7, 2024 - 1:00 PM EST

Jan 16, 2024 - 8:00 PM EST

Feb 15, 2024 - 8:00 PM EST

Mar 12, 2024 - 8:00 PM EDT

Apr 9, 2024 - 8:00 PM EDT

Canada CASPer Test Dates

Advanced Care Paramedic

Not Available.

Audiology

Not Available.

Bachelor of Education

May 2, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Biomedical Engineering Technology

May 2, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Jul 27, 2023 - 8:00 PM EDT

Cardiology

May 2, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

May 2, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Doctoral Degree in Psychology

May 2, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Electroneurophysiology

May 2, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

May 2, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

May 2, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Master of Psychology

May 2, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Medical Laboratory Science and Medical Laboratory Technology

May 2, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Medical Radiography

May 2, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Midwifery

May 2, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Nuclear Medicine Technology

May 2, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Undergraduate Nursing

May 2, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Jul 27, 2023 - 8:00 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

Not Available.

Paramedic Services and Primary Care Paramedic

May 2, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Pharmacy 

Not Available.

Physician Assistant Studies

Not Available.

Postgraduate Medical Education R-1 Match

Not Available.

Radiation Therapy

May 2, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Respiratory Therapy

May 2, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Undergraduate Medicine

Not Available.

Undergraduate Occupational Therapy

May 2, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Undergraduate Physical Therapy

May 2, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Veterinary Medicine

Not Available.

Veterinary Technology

May 2, 2023 - 5:00 PM EDT

Australia and New Zealand CASPer Test Dates

Postgraduate Medicine

May 3, 2023 - 10:00 AM AEST

May 28, 2023 - 10:00 AM AEST

Jun 8, 2023 - 7:00 PM AEST

Jun 25, 2023 - 10:00 AM AEST

Aug 18, 2023 - 10:00 AM AEST

Sep 15, 2023 - 10:00 AM AEST

Postgraduate Teacher Education

Apr 12, 2023 - 10:00 AM AEST

May 10, 2023 - 7:00 PM AEST

Jun 8, 2023 - 10:00 AM AEST

Undergraduate Teacher Education

Apr 12, 2023 - 10:00 AM AEST

May 10, 2023 - 7:00 PM AEST

Jun 8, 2023 - 10:00 AM AEST

Postgraduate Veterinary Science

May 3, 2023 - 10:00 AM AEST

May 28, 2023 - 10:00 AM AEST

Jun 8, 2023 - 7:00 PM AEST

Jun 25, 2023 - 10:00 AM AEST

Aug 18, 2023 - 10:00 AM AEST

Sep 15, 2023 - 10:00 AM AEST

Nov 12, 2023 - 10:00 AM AEDT

Dec 5, 2023 - 7:00 PM AEDT

Undergraduate Veterinary Science

Jul 6, 2023 - 7:00 PM AEST

Aug 18, 2023 - 10:00 AM AEST

Sep 15, 2023 - 10:00 AM AEST

Oct 15, 2023 - 10:00 AM AEDT

Nov 12, 2023 - 10:00 AM AEDT

Dec 5, 2023 - 7:00 PM AEDT

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.

When Should I Take the CASPer Test?

When should you book your CASPer test? The answer is the same as for every other aspect of your medical school application – as early as possible. Rishi Patel, who recently started medical school at the Carver College of Medicine in Iowa, and had to take the test twice, says that “ideally, I would actually take it before I apply”. Taking it well before you have to submit your application means “it’s one less thing to worry about” when your preparing other aspects of your application. You’ll also need to consider if your program requires you to take CASPer Snapshot and Duet, too. Note that Acuity Insights is phasing out the Snapshot interview assessment tool.

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. Rishi also recommends this, as he says that you “should take it in the spring.” 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, you can afford to take it further out from your final application deadline and give yourself a longer time to study, although you might find you don’t need to spend as much time preparing as for other tests, such as the MCAT. Rishi says that he only spent a week preparing. “I don’t think you need to spend months and months,” he added. Allison Edwards, who applied to medical schools in Texas and got into the Dell Medical School at the University of Austin, says that “[CASPer is] a test you can’t necessarily ‘study for’”, mostly because it is not a knowledge-based test.

However, Allison also says that you could benefit from “having a little bit of, not necessarily studying, but preparation.” What does Allison mean? Well, since CASPer is based around different question categories – policy questions; ethical or situational dilemmas; personal questions – Allison says that you should research each of the question categories and come up with “a template in your head” for each question category. This way, as you don’t know what question category is next, when specific types of questions do appear, you’ll have “at least three bullet points of what I want to address.” Later on, we’ll talk more about why this is a good idea. But now we’ll go through how to best choose your CASPer test date.

Watch this video for some sample CASPer passages and test prep strategies!

CASPer Test Date: How to Choose the Best CASPer Test Date

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. Not putting in enough time to study for the CASPer can put your entire application in jeopardy. Anushka Goyal, a student who worked with us said “I don't think I took CASPer prep as seriously as I should have.” In fact, Anushka theorizes that her “3rd quartile CASPer (especially combined with my 127 CARS) likely screened me out from most schools this past cycle, especially as a 3rd year applicant.” Thankfully, Anushka learned her oversight and said that she “will work harder on that this cycle.” 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 90-110 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. But since you have to write the CASPer test on your computer, one thing you should be sure to have, is typing skills. Christopher Czarnecki, one of our students found that his “slow typing speed” has been keeping him in the low percentiles. Something like a slow typing speed can impact your score, so you should make sure to cover these bases by increasing your typing speed, if this is a problem that affects you. 

#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 around 3 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 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.

#5 Make time for technical set up

If necessary, make any arrangements to take your CASPer test ahead of time. For instance, if you do not 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.

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.

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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. We already mentioned Allison and how she prepared for CASPer, but not we can talk more about how she would have prepared if she had to take the CASPer test again.

Allison makes no secret about it – having “strategies prepared and practiced before going into the actual test can definitely take a lot of the burden and stress off of you.” When she says “strategies”, Allison means having a list of the things you want to address in each question category, for example, policy questions; when answering policy questions, Allison says you should remember to address “what this policy means; why it’s important; and who does it affect”. This way, when the questions change, you’re “just filling in the content based on the prompt,” and not “sitting there for the first 30 seconds thinking about what you should say”.

This kind of strategy is also what Dr. Monica Taneja used to get into the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Taneja says that she “focused on finding a format of how I would answer questions,” and then “typed out a few for practice.” But as Allison found out, and as Dr. Taneja can back up, it’s not the content of the test that’s most challenging, but managing your time. Fortunately, what worked for Allison also worked for Dr. Taneja, except Dr. Taneja added practicing “typing quickly” to make sure you are “getting through your template”. 

But whatever kind of CASPer test prep you work with, we, and many of the students we work with agree that doing mock CASPer tests are the best kind of preparation. Alina, who was recently accepted into a medical school that uses CASPer, worked with us to learn more about the test and how to take it. She found that doing a practice test with an expert was “helpful because … an expert will walk you through the scenario and tell you what you did well, what you need to improve on, and tell you approximately where they think you're sitting for that scenario in terms of a score.”

For Alina, this kind of CASPer prep helped her not “only in terms of improving my CASPer test taking abilities, but also telling me, roughly, where I was at so that I had confidence going into test day.” And confidence – knowing that you will do well – is as important as knowing all the different types of CASPer questions. Confidence is something you can build with an expert CASPer test prep company, so you should definitely consider it if you’re unsure of your abilities to prepare for the test on your own. 

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 14 stations. The first 6 stations are video responses. Students view 4 video and 2 text prompts and then have 1 minute to video record your answers to 2 follow-up questions for each station. These questions can be directly or indirectly related to the prompts. The final 8 stations ask students to type up their answers to 3 follow-up questions, based on 3 text-based prompts and 5 video prompts. You will have 5 minutes to answer all 3 questions for each station in this section. Your responses to all follow-up questions for each station 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 the questions in the allotted time, but remember that the quality of your answer is most important.

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

There are 3 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.

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 $85 USD or $40 CAD to complete, and includes distribution to 8 schools. There are no additional charges to take Duet. There are additional fees of $16 USD or $21 CAD per additional school to send your scores to. 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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