CASPer Requirements

CASPer Admission Requirements

About the Test

All applicants interested in admission to a Nursing program at StFX are required to complete a CASPer Assessment. This must be completed by the deadline for the program that they are applying for. 

CASPer Test Dates for 2023-24



Intake Availability 

November 2, 2023 

8 p.m. EST/9 p.m. AST 

Only available test date for early admission to 4-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing. We must also have your grade 11 final transcript to release an offer for early admission.

January 18, 2024 

5 p.m. EST/6 p.m. AST 

Open date – all intakes.

February 1, 2024 

8 p.m. EST/9 p.m. AST 

Last date to complete test for Admission consideration to LPN to BScN program.

March 5, 2024 

8 p.m. EST/9
p.m. AST 

Last date to complete test for admission consideration to 4-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing program 

April 9, 2024 

8 p.m. EST/9 p.m. AST 

Only used for early admission offers to 2 Year Accelerated Nursing program  

May 2, 2024 

5 p.m. EST/6 p.m. AST 

Last date to complete CASPer for early offers of admission into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing - 2 Year Accelerated Nursing program.

July 25, 2024 

8 p.m. EST/9 p.m. AST 

Last date to complete CASPer for a September offer of admission into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing - 2 Year Accelerated Nursing program for January 2025.

The CASPer test is an online screening tool designed to evaluate the student’s personal and professional characteristics. The test is mandatory for all students who wish to be considered for Nursing. Knowing that academic knowledge is not always the best indicator of a superior applicant, CASPer allows our admissions team to gain a better understanding of each applicant, beyond cognitive measures. CASPer assesses non-cognitive skills and interpersonal characteristics. 

Please note:

  • We do not accept the CASPer Snapshot. 
  • Applications without CASPer scores will be deemed to be incomplete and will not be assessed for admission.  
  • StFX applicants will need to create an account at
  • To register for the CASPer test, students will use their StFX student number and a government-issued photo ID. 
    • Applicants will receive their StFX student number by email once a Nursing application has been submitted and paid for. Students may wish to register for CASPer before applying for admission, students can use a placeholder number as instructed on the CASPer registration page. 
    • Once you have your StFX student ID, you must return to your Altus account (CASPer) and update your student ID number.
    • CASPer test results are valid for one StFX admission cycle. 
Test Fees
  • CASPer fees are paid online at the time the test is booked. 
  • The cost to take the CASPer assessment is $40 (CAD). 
  • A fee to distribute your results to the institutions you select - $16 (CAD) per school.  
Test Structure
  • The CASPer test comprises 15 sections of video and written scenarios. Following each scenario, you will be required to answer a set of probing questions under a strict time limit. 
  • No studying is required for CASPer, although you may want to familiarize yourself with the test structure at 
Technical Requirements

CASPer test takers are responsible for securing access to a computer on the selected test date with the following: 

  1. Audio capabilities 
  2. Webcam 
  3. Reliable internet connection 

Please note that CASPer's policy states no exceptions will be provided for applicants unable to take CASPer online due to being located at sites where internet is not reliable due to technical or political factors. Tests cannot be rescheduled once the content has been viewed. 


Applicants should be aware that requests can be made if an accommodation is required for the assessment. A formal request and supporting documentation must be provided at least three weeks in advance of the applicant taking the test, in order to allow sufficient time for document review and a decision on appropriate accommodation. 

For more information on CASPer please visit or direct any inquiries on the test to @email


Admissions Information

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