All applicants to the Faculty of Nursing are required to complete the Acuity Insights Casper Assessment is a 90-110 minute online open-response situational judgement test that assesses non-cognitive skills and interpersonal characteristics we believe are important for successful students and graduates of our program and will complement the grade assessment we use for application processing.

Successful completion of Casper is mandatory in order to be eligible for admission. An applicant's Casper score is a selection factor that is considered in the admission decision process.

Applicants must first submit their application to the university, then register for the Casper Assessment. Access to create an account and for more information on important dates and requirements. Note: the Duet assessment is not required to apply to the Nursing program.

Casper test results are sent directly to the University of Alberta from Acuity Insights . 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 tests are only valid for one year and must be completed each year an applicant applies. Applicants may only write the Casper test once per year, so those who have already taken the test in previous years will need to retake it.

NOTE: 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.

To take Casper, you must secure 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 the internet is not dependable due to technical or political factors. You can sign up for the Canadian Undergraduate Health Sciences test (CSP10202) at Acuity Insights to 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.

NOTE: These are the only testing dates available for your Casper test. No additional tests will be scheduled.