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Casper

All Allied Health Sciences programs have Casper as part of their admissions process.

What is Casper?

Casper is a selection tool used by academic programs to help assess applicants for non-academic attributes or people skills. The Casper test is completed online.

Casper is a form of situational judgement test. Situational judgement tests are a type of psychological test which presents the test-taker with realistic, hypothetical scenarios and may ask the individual what they would do in the dilemma and why they would do it. Situational judgement tests tend to determine behavioral tendencies, assessing how an individual will behave in a certain situation, and knowledge instruction, which evaluates the effectiveness of possible responses. Once the Casper is completed, the applicant is rated in predetermined areas using a rubric and rating scale. In the end, the scores from all questions are totaled for an overall score for each applicant. Your scores are sent to Red River College Polytechnic by Casper. Applicants are then ranked accordingly and offered a seat in the program.

Red River College Polytechnic’s Casper is made up of two parts; the Casper Test and the Snapshot:

Casper Test: The Casper test is 100 - 120 minutes in length and is comprised of 2 sections containing typed and video responses. The final Casper test date for applicants for Fall 2023 admission is April 5, 2023.

The dates for the Casper test in 2022-23 are as follows:

Thursday, August 11, 2022, 5:00 pm EST
Tuesday, August 30, 2022, 5:00 pm EST
Thursday, September 15, 2022, 8:00 pm EST
Thursday, October 6, 2022, 5:00 pm EST
Tuesday, October 13, 2022, 8:00 pm EST
Tuesday, October 20, 2022, 5:00 pm EST
Thursday, November 24, 2022, 5:00 pm EST
Thursday, December 8, 2022, 5:00 pm EST
Tuesday, January 10, 2023, 8:00 pm EST
Thursday, January 26, 2023, 5:00 pm EST
Tuesday, February 21, 2023, 8:00 pm EST
Tuesday, March 7, 2023, 5:00 pm EST
Thursday April 6, 2023, 8:00 pm EST

Snapshot: The Snapshot is a short, one-way video interview consisting of 3 questions. The Snapshot can be done at any time before or after your Casper test, but must be completed by April 15, 2023.

For more information and to register for the Casper test and Snapshot, please visit takealtus.com.

Applicants who are applying to more than one AHS program only participate in one Casper test and Snapshot. Applicants are responsible for the cost of these 2 assessments. The Casper and Snapshot must be taken again if you applied to RRC Polytech in a previous application year.

Please note:

An applicant requiring accommodation for a documented disability for the Casper may apply through Altus Assessments for accommodations.

NON-COGNITIVE QUALITIES OF A HEALTHCARE PRACTITIONER

Being a healthcare practitioner is a moral undertaking, and our admission process aims to admit students:

Who will in their behaviors reflect the following attributes

  • Responsibility
  • Empathy
  • Integrity

Who will in their professional relationships

  • Take responsibility for their actions
  • Act ethically
  • Act in a collegial and collaborative manner
  • Be reflective
  • Be reliable
  • Be trustworthy and honest
  • Demonstrate respect for others
  • Maintain confidences

We aim to admit students who will

  • Be self-directed learners
  • Be an integral part of an interprofessional healthcare team
  • Be willing to self-assess
  • Be willing to work hard
  • Communicate effectively
  • Demonstrate ability to manage time
  • Demonstrate ability to tolerate stress
  • Demonstrate good judgement
  • Recognize and respect the roles of other healthcare disciplines
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