Mandatory Admissions Assessment

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 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 Fall 2023 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.

2022-2023 Test Dates*

September 15, 2022 – 8:00 PM (EDT)
October 06, 2022 –
5:00 PM (EDT)
October 13, 2022 – 8:00 PM (EDT)
October 20, 2022 – 5:00 PM (EDT)
November 24, 2022 – 5:00 PM (EST)

December 8, 2022 – 5:00 PM (EST)
January 10, 2023 – 8:00 PM (EST)
January 26, 2023 – 5:00 PM (EST)
February 21, 2023- 8:00 PM (EST)

*Please note: the February 8th document deadline does not apply to the CASPer test results.

You only have to sit one test for a Michener program and your results for that test will be used for all Michener programs (Cardiovascular Perfusion, Chiropody, Diagnostic Cytology, Genetics Technology, Medical Laboratory Science, Respiratory Therapy, 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. More information regarding accommodations can be found here.

Still have questions about CASPer?

Please direct any inquiries on the test to TakeAltus via Alternatively, you may use the chat bubble in the bottom right-hand corner of your screen on the TakeAltus website.