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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.

Casper Test: The Casper test is 90-110 minutes in length and is comprised of 2 sections containing typed and video responses. The final Casper test date for applicants for Fall 2025 admission is April 8, 2025.

The dates for the Casper test in 2024-25 are as follows:

August 29, 2024, 7:00 pm CST
September 12, 2024, 7:00 pm CST
October 3, 2024, 7:00 pm CST
October 10, 2024, 7:00 pm CST
October 16, 2024, 7:00 pm CST
November 7, 2024, 7:00 pm CST
December 5, 2024, 7:00 pm CST
January 9, 2025, 7:00 pm CST
January 21, 2025, 7:00 pm CST
February 20, 2025, 7:00 pm CST
March 4, 2025, 7:00 pm CST
April 8, 2025, 7:00 pm CST

For more information and to register for the Casper test, please visit acuityinsights.app.

Applicants who are applying to more than one AHS program only participate in one Casper test. Applicants are responsible for the cost of this assessment. The Casper 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 Acuity Insights 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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