The CASPer Test

All applicants to the College of Human Medicine are required to complete the CASPer test. CASPer 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.

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.

The College of Human Medicine will be accepting CASPer scores from tests taken within a window of scheduled test dates (see below). At that time, applicants can go to takeCASPer.com and select the upcoming admissions cycle to sign up for the American Professional Health Sciences test and reserve a test using a piece of government-issued photo ID. Once the dates are released, you will be provided with a limited number of testing dates and times.

Please note that these are the only testing dates available for your CASPer test. 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. Please direct any inquiries on the test to support@takecasper.com. Alternatively, you may use the chat bubble in the bottom right hand corner of your screen on the takecasper.com website.

The CASPer test is comprised of 12 sections of video and written scenarios. Following each scenario, you will be required to answer a set of probing questions under a time contract. The test typically takes between 75-90 minutes to complete. Each response is graded by a different rater, giving a very robust and reliable view of personal and professional characteristics important to our program.

No studying is required for CASPer, although you may want to familiarize yourself with the test structure at takeCASPer.com, 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 4, 2021 5:00 PM EDT
May 20, 2021 5:00 PM EDT
Jun 3, 2021 5:00 PM EDT
Jun 17, 2021 5:00 PM EDT
Jun 29, 2021 5:00 & 8:00 PM EDT
Jul 8, 2021 5:00 & 8:00 PM EDT
Jul 18, 2021 1:00 & 4:00 PM EDT
Jul 29, 2021 5:00 & 8:00 PM EDT
Aug 10, 2021 5:00 & 8:00 PM EDT
Aug 22, 2021 1:00 & 4:00 PM EDT
Sept 9, 2021 5:00 & 8:00 PM EDT
Sept 23, 2021* 8:00 PM EDT
Oct 14, 2021 5:00 PM EDT
Oct 28, 2021 5:00 PM EDT
Nov 16, 2021 8:00 PM EST
Dec 7, 2021** 5:00 PM EST
Jan 6, 2022*** 8:00 PM EST

*MD/PhD Dealine

**Regular Applicant Deadline

***EA/Mission SMART Deadline