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 takeCASPer.com

CASPer results will be used for interview selection purposes only. Applicants who do not complete CASPer or who do not meet the minimum CASPer score of greater than 1.5 standard deviations below the applicant category mean will not be considered.

Applicants CASPer score must be greater than 1.5 standard deviations below the applicant category mean or their application will not be considered.

CASPer test dates for the 2020/2021 Application Cycle are:  

August 13th, 2020 @ 5:00pm

August 30th, 2020 @ 1:00pm

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 www.takeCASPer.com 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