General Questions

Can I reschedule a test?

Yes, you can reschedule a test at any point prior to the viewing of actual test content free of charge, so long as test times and dates are available. Please check here to view times and dates for your program.

How is the CASPer test rated?

Each section in your CASPer test is scored by a unique rater, making the CASPer score a robust measure made up of many independent impressions of you.

Raters are trained to ignore test-taker errors in spelling, and grammar.

Each rater completes a training session and accreditation before they are permitted to score CASPer responses. Furthermore, your responses are anonymized, so a rater does not know who you are, or how well you’ve done on any other section of the test.

Will spelling and grammar mistakes in my response affect my score?

No, raters are instructed to not factor spelling and grammar mistakes in their evaluation of your response. However, we encourage you to ensure that the content of your arguments are clear.

How are my CASPer scores utilized?

CASPer scores are used in different ways by different programs. Further information on the program-specific use of CASPer scores may be available on the individual program websites.

Additionally, depersonalized (anonymized) data may be used for research purposes, while strictly adhering to legal and ethical research standards.

How do I pay?

You will be required to pay when scheduling a test date. Payments will be processed online. All major credit and debit cards are accepted. Please be advised:

  • All payments are final and non-refundable.
  • Incorrect program selection is not grounds for a refund. Please pay attention when selecting your prospective programs.
  • All payments are valid for the current application cycle

For more information on payment methods, please visit the PayPal website.

PayPal’s security information can be found here.

Please make sure to register for the test at least three days before your preferred test date and time to account for account verification and payment processing timelines. Last minute bookings are not recommended.

How long is the CASPer Test?

Plan on approximately 90 minutes for the CASPer test, which will include the introduction, about 65 minutes of questions, and an optional break at the halfway point.

Please make sure to register for the test at least three days before your preferred test date and time to allow for account verification and payment processing timelines. Last minute bookings are not recommended.

I’m unavailable or traveling during the posted test dates, can you accommodate my schedule?

Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate individual schedules. All test dates are pre-arranged with academic programs and results are processed as a group to ensure timely delivery. Each test instance uses unique content and a team is on hand to support test takers.

Where do I go to take the CASPer test?

You complete the CASPer test on a computer and location of your choice at takecasper.com. Check our technical requirements page and the run through the sample test here to ensure the computer and internet connection is suitable for smooth test operation.

Why am I being asked to write the CASPer test?

CASPer is used by programs to screen potential applicants for key personal and professional characteristics in a more fair and reliable way. We wrote a blog post describing why programs use CASPer and why this might be good news for both programs and applicants alike: http://takecasper.com/standing-pack-casper-helps-applicants-admissions-teams/