CASPer Requirement

All applicants to Dalhousie's Undergraduate Medical Education program are required to complete a mandatory 90-minute computer-based test (CASPer), to assist with our selection process. Successful completion of CASPer is mandatory in order to maintain admission eligibility.


CASPer assesses for non-cognitive skills and interpersonal characteristics we believe are important for successful students and graduates of our program and will complement our other applicant screening tools. In implementing CASPer, we are trying to further enhance fairness and objectivity in our selection process.

To see examples of the test structure, schedule your test and take CASPer on your chosen test date, please visit https://takealtus.com/dates-times/

CASPer results will be used for interview selection purposes only. Applicants who do not complete CASPer will not be considered. 

CASPer test dates for the 2022/2023 Application Cycle: 

2022/2023 Test date #1: July 7, 2022 5:00pm EDT

2022/2023 Test date #2: August 11, 2022 5:00pm EDT

2022/2023 Test date #3: August 30, 2022 5:00pm EDT

*To register for a CASPer test date, applicants will require their Banner (B00) number. This will be provided to applicants when they receive access to Section 2 of the online application.

Please note: While CASPer snapshot is not a requirement applicants may find it as a helpful tool for practice. If applicants complete Snapshot, their responses will not be used in admissions ranking or selection. 

CASPer test scores must be completed during the same application cycle in which you are submitting an application. That is, CASPer test scores are valid for one application cycle only.  CASPer results from previous application cycles are not eligible for future application cycles.

Please go to https://takealtus.com/dates-times/ to sign up and reserve a test using your Dalhousie Banner ID and a piece of government-issued photo ID.  Your Banner ID is assigned once you have completed and submitted Section 1 of the online application. 

Please direct any inquiries about the test to support@takecasper.com