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The Faculty of Nursing has implemented a situational judgement test requirement, effective Fall 2020 admission onward.
The CASPer Test (Computer-Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics) is the specific situational judgement test being used by the Faculty of Nursing. CASPer is an online test which assesses for non-cognitive skills and interpersonal characteristics that we believe are important for successful students and graduates of our program, and will complement the grade assessment that we use for application processing.
All applicants to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs at the University of Alberta are required to complete an online assessment (CASPer) as part of the application package. Successful completion of CASPer is mandatory in order to maintain admission eligibility. An applicant's CASPer score is a selection factor that is considered in the admission decision process.
CASPer Testing is external to the University of Alberta application system. Applicants are required to first submit their application to the University of Alberta, then register for a CASPer test. CASPer test results are sent directly to the University of Alberta from the CASPer agency and should be received by the March 1 application deadline (and preferably by December 31 to expedite application processing). Applicants with incomplete or missing CASPer scores will not be considered for admission. Applicants to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Bilingual Program may complete the CASPer test in either French or English. CASPer test results are valid for one admissions cycle. Applicants who have already taken the test in previous years will therefore be expected to re-take it. Please note that the earlier that CASPer scores are submitted, the earlier the University can make an admissions decision on the University of Alberta application.
Specific CASPer testing dates are listed on their website. Any questions about CASPer test taking must be directed to the testing agency. Detailed information on the CASPer test is contained in the attached document.
In order to take CASPer, you will be responsible for securing access to a computer with audio capabilities, a webcam, and a reliable internet connection on your selected test date. CASPer can be taken practically anywhere that you can satisfy these requirements. No exceptions will be provided for applicants unable to take CASPer online due to being located at sites where internet is not dependable due to technical or political factors. You can go to www.takeCASPer.com to sign up for the Canadian Undergraduate Health Sciences test (CSP10202) and reserve a test using your first and last name, your date of birth, and a piece of government-issued photo ID. You will be provided with a limited number of testing dates and times. Please note that these are the only testing dates available for your CASPer test. There will be no additional tests scheduled. Please use an email address that you check regularly as there may be updates to the test schedule. The tests for the 2020 admission cycle will be open for registration September 2019. Please direct any inquiries on the test to firstname.lastname@example.org.