Casper online test of non-cognitive skills

  • Casper is an online, open-response situational judgment test which assesses for non-cognitive skills and interpersonal characteristics that we believe are important for successful students and graduates of our program. It will complement the other components of your application materials. In implementing CASPer, we are trying to further enhance fairness and objectivity in our selection process.
  • 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 questions in a fixed amount of time. The test takes 60 – 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.
  • The CASPer test is offered in both English and French, and can be taken in the language you are more comfortable in.
  • No studying is required for CASPer, although you may want to familiarize yourself with the test structure. Please follow these links for sample test content in English and French (note: you may have to scroll down a little).
  • CASPer Test Dates for Fall 2023 admission

All times listed below are in the North American Eastern time zone. Please note these are the only testing dates available for your Casper test. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU REGISTER FOR EARLY DATES, which would allow for a later back up date in the case of technical difficulties or other unforeseen circumstances. Please make sure to register for your test at least 3 days before your preferred date and time to allow ID verification and payment processing.

The McGill SCSD Masters in Speech Language Pathology program requires your results from Casper test, part of the Altus Suite for Canadian Professional Health Sciences (CSP-10201 – Canadian Professional Health Sciences), Note that our program does not require Snapshot or Duet, also offered by Altus Suite.

Access www.TakeAltus.com to create an account and for more information on important dates and requirements.

English Test

Canadian Professional Health Sciences

Examen en français

Sciences de la santé - Niveau 2

  • Thursday, September 15, 2022, 8:00 pm EDT
  • Thursday, October 6, 2022, 5:00 pm EDT
  • Tuesday, October 13, 2022, 8:00 pm EDT
  • Tuesday, October 20, 2022, 5:00 pm EDT
  • Thursday, November 24, 2022, 5:00 pm EST
  • Thursday, December 8, 2022, 5:00 pm EST
  • Tuesday, January 10, 2023, 8:00 pm EST
  • Thursday, January 26, 2023, 5:00 pm EST
  • 13 oct 2022 – 20h00 EDT
  • 25 oct 2022 – 20h00 EDT
  • 3 nov 2022 – 17h000 EDT
  • 7 janv 2023 – 20h00 EST
  • Please go to https://account.takealtus.com/signin or https://account.takealtus.com/signin?lang=fr to register for a test date using a piece of government-issued photo ID. Please use an email address that you check regularly in case there are updates regarding the test.
  • In order to take CASPer, you will be responsible for securing access to a computer with a working microphone, a working webcam, and a reliable internet connection on your selected test date, as well as ensure you have a quiet environment to take the test. CASPer can be taken practically anywhere that you can satisfy the aforementioned requirements.
  • CASPer test results are valid for one admissions cycle, and can be distributed to multiple Canadian health profession graduate programs during the same cycle. Applicants who have taken the test in previous years will need to re-take the test the year they are applying for admission.
  • Accommodations: If you require testing accommodations you will need to submit an Accommodations Request Form signed by you and your qualified professional 3 weeks in advance of your desired test date. More information regarding accommodations can be found here.
  • Your questions about the test can be answered by visiting the Altus FAQ page or by contacting the Altus Support Team using the orange chat bubble located in the bottom right-hand corner of this website: TakeAltus.com, or by writing to support [at] altus.as.
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