The CASPer™ Test
CASPer—Computer-Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics
Applicants applying to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program at Ross University of Veterinary Medicine have the option to complete an online assessment (CASPer™), to assist with our selection process for 2021.
CASPer is an online test that assesses non-cognitive skills and interpersonal characteristics important for successful students and graduates of our DVM program and will complement other tools used for applicant screening. Scores are used as part of holistic file review as one of many pieces of information considered.
To take CASPer, you will be responsible for securing access to a laptop or desktop computer with webcam and audio capabilities. You will require the following for both account creation and taking the test:
- Government-issued photo ID
- Valid email address
- Working webcam
- Working microphone
- Reliable high-speed internet connection
CASPer administers a $25 USD fee for each test for the 2020-2021. An additional $12 is charged for score distribution to each school with whom scores are shared.
Please go to www.takeCASPer.com to sign up for the Professional Health Sciences test (CSP-10101), under your specific country and reserve a test using a valid email address and a government-issued photo ID. 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. There will be no additional tests scheduled. Please use an email address that you check regularly; as there may be updates to the test schedule.
To account for identity verification and payment processing timeline, ensure that you register for your test at least three days before your preferred test date and time. Last-minute bookings are not recommended. If you require testing accommodations for CASPer, you will need to submit the Accommodations Request Form signed by you 3 weeks in advance of your desired test date. More information regarding CASPer accommodations can be found here.
Please direct any inquiries about the test to [email protected]. Alternatively, you may use the chat bubble in the bottom right-hand corner of your screen on the takecasper.com website to speak to a live agent.
The CASPer test is comprised of 12 sections: 8 video-based and 4 word-based scenarios. Following each scenario, you will be required to answer a set of 3 probing questions in 5 minutes or less. Halfway through the test, there is an optional 15-minute break. The test typically takes between 75-90 minutes to complete. Each of the 12 responses are anonymized and scored by a unique rater, giving a robust and reliable impression of your personal and professional characteristics important to our program. No studying is required. However, you are encouraged to familiarize yourself with the test format via the System Requirements Check and 12 section practice test before taking CASPer. Additional helpful resources are available free of charge at https://takecasper.com/test-prep and https://takecasper.com/faq.
CASPer test results are valid for one admissions cycle. Applicants who have already taken the test in previous years must therefore re-take it for the current admissions cycle.
For a more detailed look at the CASPer test, please see this video.