The Casper Test

The Casper test, as part of the Altus Suite, is an online exam which assesses for non-cognitive skills and interpersonal characteristics that we believe are important for successful students and graduates of our program, and will complement the other tools that we use for applicant screening. In implementing Casper, the aim is to further enhance our robust holistic review process.

Note: All applicants to the College of Human Medicine are required to either complete the AAMC PREview™ exam or the Casper Test.

In order to take Casper, applicants will need access to a computer with audio capabilities, a webcam, and a reliable internet connection on the selected test date. Casper can be taken practically anywhere that the aforementioned requirements are satisfied. No exceptions will be provided for applicants unable to take Casper online due to being located at sites where internet is not dependable due to technical or political factors.

NOTE: Please ensure that you use the correct AAMC ID number when registering for the Casper Test. Review the numbers carefully as the ID used to register for the test MUST match the AAMC ID number we have on file in order for the Office of Admissions to receive your Casper results once they're ready. Please use an email address that you check regularly; there may be updates to the test schedule. When reserving your test date, be sure to reference the given CSP code for US Allopathic Medicine to ensure you are taking the correct version of the Casper test as it changes from year to year. 

No studying is required for Casper, although you may want to familiarize yourself with the test structure and ensure you have a quiet environment to take the test. Casper test results are valid for one admissions cycle. Applicants who have already taken the test in previous years will therefore be expected to re-take it.

Available Casper Test Dates Accepted by the College of Human Medicine

May 5, 2022 5:00 PM EDT
May 19, 2022 8:00 PM EDT
Jun 2, 2022 5:00 PM EDT
Jun 16, 2022 5:00 PM EDT
Jun 28, 2022 5:00 & 8:00 PM EDT
Jul 7, 2022 5:00 & 8:00 PM EDT
Jul 19, 2022 5:00 & 8:00 PM EDT
Jul 31, 2022 1:00 & 4:00 PM EDT
Aug 11, 2022 5:00 & 8:00 PM EDT
Aug 28, 2022 1:00 & 4:00 PM EDT
Sept 13, 2022* 5:00 & 8:00 PM EDT
Sept 29, 2022 8:00 PM EDT
Oct 13, 2022 5:00 PM EDT
Oct 27, 2022** 8:00 PM EDT
Nov 15, 2022 5:00 PM EST
Dec 8, 2022 8:00 PM EST
Jan 5, 2023 5:00 PM EST
Jan 17, 2023*** 8:00 PM EST

*MD/PhD Dealine

**Regular Applicant Deadline

***EA/Mission SMART Deadline


Duet is described as a value-alignment assessment that compares what you value in a program with what programs have to offer. Program characteristics are compared in pairs within several categories. There are no time limits and the assessment should not take longer than 15 minutes to complete.

Duet, like Casper, does offer a score that is provided to chosen medical schools. The scores are computed by comparing each individual's assessment of values and preferences with that of each institution. 

If Casper has been chosen to fulfill the situational judgment test requirement, only the Casper test is formally required of the three Altus Suite assesements. The College of Human Medicine, however, also strongly recommends applicants participate in Duet. This assessment can be taken any time after reserving your Casper test date and no later than 14 days after taking the Casper test.