- Click HERE to access CASPer
- Online (internet-based) situational judgment test - test-takers are presented with a series of realistic, hypothetical scenarios and are asked what they would do if they were in each situation.
- Takes 60-90 minutes to complete with an optional 15-minute break halfway through.
- Composed of 12 sections, each of which contains a scenario and set of questions based on the scenario.
- Each section has either a 60- or 90-second video-based scenario or a text-based scenario.
- Each scenario is followed by three open-ended questions where applicants are asked to type in their responses.
- Applicants have five minutes to respond to all three questions before they progress to the next scenario.
- Applicants do not see their scores once they complete the test (similar to other holistic selection methods, such as interviews or personal statements). The scores are directly distributed to their selected programs within 3 weeks.
What are secondary or supplemental applications?
Health professional schools usually accept applications in two stages: the primary application is submitted through a centralized application portal (AMCAS, AACOMAS, AADSAS, etc.), and then secondary or supplemental applications are submitted directly to the schools themselves. The secondary applications usually consist of essay responses to questions that require more specific information about the applicant and the likely fit for the specific school. Applicants should plan to spend abundant time preparing secondary applications during the summer when they apply to professional school. We recommend that students submit secondary applications no later than two weeks after the information is requested.
In addition, many schools are adding online CASPer tool as part of their secondary/supplemental application. Please see below more details on CASPer.