What is CASPer Snapshot and How Can it Help My Application?
CASPer Snapshot is a video response tool that mimics an informal interview. Altus Assessments will ask all CASPer test takers to complete Snapshot this admissions cycle (2020-2021).
With COVID-19 disrupting much of higher education, Altus Assessments wanted to support both applicants and our partner programs with the addition of Snapshot, to aid in decision-making for many re-imagined admissions processes across the country. The intention of Snapshot is to allow programs to learn more about you.
CASPer Snapshot will allow you to demonstrate your communication skills and even some of your personal attributes to the programs you are applying to – especially during this time where face-to-face communication is difficult. There will be no additional fee to complete Snapshot this admissions cycle (2020-2021) and should only take you about 10 minutes total. Snapshot consists of three questions that are similar to questions you would be asked in an interview about yourself, and your future profession. You will respond through video and audio, using your webcam. All responses are capped at two minutes in length, so as to provide programs with a “snapshot” of you!
Additionally, Snapshot can provide programs with a unique look into your communication skills, helping strengthen your application. Depending on when in the admissions process they review your Snapshot, it could also help increase your chances of landing an interview spot.
Snapshot may or may not replace virtual or in-person interviews for some programs, but at the very least will provide an additional piece of information to complement your application this admissions cycle. You will still need to complete the CASPer Test on your reserved test date and time, but can complete Snapshot at any point before your programs’ CASPer Test deadline dates. If the CASPer test / distribution deadline has passed for your program(s) and you have not yet taken Casper Snapshot, your application will not be considered incomplete, but please complete it as soon as possible.
Access Snapshot through your account here, and be sure to complete the practice questions before starting to help you prepare!
For more information on Snapshot and for tips on preparing, please go to Casper Snapshot.