The Casper (Computer-Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics)
Applicants to Michener’s full-time programs (Cardiovascular Perfusion, Chiropody, Diagnostic Cytology, Genetics Technology, Medical Laboratory Science, Respiratory Therapy MRI 1st Discipline and Ultrasound) are required to complete Casper (Computer-Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics), through the Altus Suite platform, to assist with the selection process. Casper results will be used along with published admission requirements to rank applicants and offer admission. Snapshot or Duet are not required and will not be considered in the review of applications.
Casper is an online standardized test that measures different competencies and attributes such as interpersonal and professional characteristics that we believe are important for students to be successful in Michener programs and in health care professions. For more information about Casper, please visit TakeAltus.
How to take Casper?
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 (Use the same email address you have used to submit your application via OCAS or Michener Self-Service)
- Working webcam
- Working microphone
- Reliable high-speed internet connection (at least 1.5 Mbps download and 2 Mbps upload speed)
Please go to TakeAltus to sign up for CSP-10201 Canadian Professional Health Sciences and reserve a test using your nine-digit OCAS Application Number found on your OCAS dashboard prepended by 23XXXXXXX or six-digit Michener ID (prepended by 3 zeroes stated on the application acknowledgment email) and a piece of government-issued photo ID.
2023-2024 Test Dates*
Jul 20, 2023 – 8:00 PM EDT
Aug 8, 2023 – 5:00 PM EDT
Aug 29, 2023 – 5:00 PM EDT
Sep 14, 2023 – 8:00 PM EDT
Oct 5, 2023 – 8:00 PM EDT
Oct 12, 2023 – 5:00 PM EDT
Oct 19, 2023 – 8:00 PM EDT- Last test date for MRI 1st Discipline (Winter 2024 intake)
Nov 23, 2023 – 5:00 PM EST
Dec 7, 2023 – 8:00 PM EST
Jan 10, 2024 – 8:00 PM EST
Jan 25, 2024 – 5:00 PM EST
Feb 22, 2024 – 8:00 PM EST– Last test date for Fall 2024 intake
All applicants will be able to reschedule their Casper test for free when done so at least 31 days prior to their confirmed test date. Applicants may also reschedule their test within 30 days of their confirmed test date for a $20 fee.
*Note: The February 8, 2024 document deadline does not apply to the Casper test results.
You only have to take one Casper test per admissions cycle, regardless of how many Michener programs you are applying for. Your results for that test will be used for all Michener programs (Cardiovascular Perfusion, Chiropody, Diagnostic Cytology, Genetics Technology, Medical Laboratory Science, Respiratory Therapy, MRI 1st Discipline, and Ultrasound).
Casper test results are valid for one admissions cycle. Applicants who have already taken the test in previous years must retake it. Please use an email address that you check regularly, as there may be updates to the test schedule.
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. For more information regarding accommodations, visit Take Altus accommodations.
Still have questions about Casper?
Please direct any inquiries on the test to TakeAltus via firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you may use the chat bubble in the bottom right-hand corner of your screen on the TakeAltus website.