All applicants to the Undergraduate MD Program at McMaster University are required to complete Casper to be eligible for admission.
Casper is an online test offered by Altus Assessments that assesses for the personal and professional characteristics we believe are important for successful students and graduates of our program. It is a complement to the other tools that we use for applicant screening. In implementing Casper, we are trying to further enhance fairness and objectivity in our selection process.
When signing up for Casper, you will be provided with a limited number of dates and times based on the admission timeline and requirements. Familiarize yourself with the most up-to-date information on test dates that can be found by browsing the test dates and times on the Casper website. We will not provide exceptions for applicants who are unable to take Casper during one of the available test dates or who are unable to complete Casper due to being located at an international site in which internet is not dependably accessible due to technical or political factors. Your Casper score is valid for only 1 application cycle – should you be unsuccessful and re-apply in a subsequent year, you must take Casper again in the new application year.
Altus Assessments, the company that administers Casper, will charge a fee. Pay this fee directly to Altus Assessments; it is not included in the OMSAS/McMaster application fee.
To sign up for Casper visit:
Choose: Canada/English/Undergraduate Medicine
Your test is called: CSP-10201 - Canadian Professional Health Sciences
School: McMaster University
Note: McMaster does not require Snapshot for the 2022-2023 application cycle.