REQUIRED 2020-2021: Complete the CASPer™ exam.
Update November 11, 2020 (more testing dates added)
Altus Assessments has released Casper Snapshot, an optional extension of the Casper Test. Our program is NOT requiring our applicants to complete Snapshot for this admissions cycle.
CASPer™ is a 90-minute online situational judgement test that serves to further enhance our holistic application review process by assessing noncognitive skills and identifying personal attributes such as ethics, empathy, cultural sensitivity, collaboration, resiliency and adaptability. CASPer™ test results are only valid for one admissions cycle.
We strongly recommend that you plan on taking CASPer earlier in the application cycle rather than later, as your application will not be considered complete until your score is available, which can take approximately three weeks after testing. Your application will not be reviewed by our screening team until the test score has been received.
Test dates are available from May through January but the latest score that CWRU SOM will accept is from the December 10, 2020 administration. You can sign up for a CASPer account and begin the verification process before May 2020, but will need an AMCAS ID number to complete your registration and to schedule a test date.
To reiterate, your application will not be considered complete and ready for review until your CASPer score is distributed to our school. Please take note of Case Western’s distribution deadline, which is December 23, 2020; this is the date by which you are able to distribute your scores to Case Western. We will not accept scores beyond this date. Please do not wait until the deadline to take the CASPer Test. Take it early!
Applicants who have taken the test in previous years will need to re-take the exam.
In order 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 that you check regularly
- Working webcam
- Working microphone
- Reliable high-speed internet connection
How to schedule your CASPer exam:
Go to www.takeCASPer.com, and select 2020-2021 Admissions Cycle to sign up for the Medicine test (CSP-10111 - US Medicine), to reserve a test date. 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. Ensure that you register for your test at least 3 days before your preferred test date and time.
Latest CASPer accepted test date for the 2021 cycle is October 29, 2020.
The Distribution Deadline date for the 2021 cycle is November 11, 2020. You must select CWRU School of Medicine for distribution before the posted Distribution Deadline.
You only need to take the exam one time can can add other "CASPer schools" to your distribution list.
For a more detailed look at the CASPer test, please see this video.