Admissions


Casper Test Dates 2022-2023 Application Cycle

Test Date 1: Wednesday, June 8, 2022, 9:30pm NLT (8:00pm EST)
Test Date 2: Thursday, July 7, 2022, 6:30pm NLT (5:00pm EST)
Test Date 3: Thursday, August 11 2022, 6:30pm NLT (5:00pm EST)
Test Date 4: Tuesday, August 30, 2022, 6:30pm NLT (5:00pm EST)

SnapShot is NOT required for the 2022-2023 application cycle. 

To view a webinar with detailed information on Casper, click here

All applicants to the Doctor of Medicine Degree in the Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University are required to
complete an online assessment, Casper®, to be eligible for admission. Casper is an online test that assesses for the personal and professional characteristics we believe are important for successful students and graduates of our program. It is a compliment to the other tools that we use for applicant screening. In implementing Casper, we are trying to further enhance fairness and objectivity in our selection process.
 
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
  • Working webcam
  • Working microphone
  • Reliable high-speed internet connection
 
Casper can be taken practically anywhere that you can satisfy the aforementioned requirements. Please go to https://takealtus.com/ to register your Casper account and sign up for the CSP-10201 – Canadian Professional Health Sciences version of Casper using a piece of government-issued photo ID.

You must release your Casper score to all schools to which you are applying; you must distribute your scores to Memorial University by September 23, 2022.  No exceptions will be made for applicants who fail to release their score to MUN by this date; applications with missing Casper scores after September 23, 2022 will be closed. There will be no additional tests scheduled and the most up to date information can be found by browsing the Test Dates and Times on takeCasper.com.
 
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 and your qualified professional 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 Support@altus.as. Alternatively, you may reach out to the Casper Support Team through the chat bubble in the bottom right-hand corner of your screen on the TakeAltus.com website or in your Casper account.
 
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. 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 prior to taking Casper.  Additional helpful resources are available free of charge at https://takealtus.com/test-prep/ and https://takealtus.com/faq/
 
Casper test results are valid for one admissions cycle. Applicants who have already taken Casper in previous years will be required to re-take it.
 
For a more detailed look at the Casper test, please see this video.