You are more than your grades
Altus Suite is a multi-part assessment that gives each applicant the opportunity to stand out from the crowd, by demonstrating their unique competencies and attributes that showcase who they are, beyond their grades.
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What is Altus Suite?
Built on years of academic research, Altus Suite is a multi-part assessment that provides programs with insights on applicants for key personal and professional characteristics, in a fair and reliable way, to support their admissions decisions. It gives applicants multiple opportunities to showcase their unique personal and professional strengths, looking beyond their book smarts.
An open-response, situational judgment test that evaluates aspects of your social intelligence and professionalism such as ethics, empathy, problem-solving and collaboration
A short, one-way video interview to highlight your communication skills, self-reflection, and motivation for the profession so you can bring your personal statement to life
A value-alignment assessment that compares what you value in a program with what the program has to offer. *For select programs only
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To access and complete all parts of Altus Suite, you must first book your Casper test. All schools set specific dates for the Casper test. Search for a school below to discover their Altus Suite requirements & testing dates.
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Do I have to take all parts of Altus Suite at once?
No. While you have to take the Casper test at a specific time, Snapshot and Duet can be completed anytime after booking your Casper test. It is recommended that you complete Snapshot and Duet within 14 days of taking Casper. This will ensure that all components of your Altus Suite are available together to be considered by your program(s), if they are an admissions requirement as per the program website(s).
Also, please check our Dates and Fees page or your program’s website(s) for information on whether Snapshot is an admissions requirement or not. All relevant components of Altus Suite will be available for you to complete. Please note that Duet is only applicable to US undergraduate and graduate medical programs.
How long will it take me to complete Altus Suite?
It depends on what program you’re applying to. For the 2021/22 cycle, it can take anywhere between 75-120 minutes. (Casper takes about 60-90 minutes to complete, while Snapshot and Duet each take about 15 minutes.) For the 2022/23 cycle, it can take between 120-150 minutes. (Casper takes about 100-120 minutes to complete, while Snapshot and Duet each take about 15 minutes.)
Why am I being asked to complete Altus Suite?
Altus Suite is used by programs to gain more insights on potential applicants for key personal and professional characteristics in a more fair and reliable way to help them make difficult decisions when deciding who to admit.
I’m unavailable or traveling during the posted test dates, can you accommodate my schedule?
Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate individual schedules.
How are my results submitted to the schools?
After a 2-week processing period, your Casper scores will be released directly to the programs on your distribution list. Duet scores are automatically generated based on your responses and sent directly to the programs. Snapshot responses are sent directly to the programs, and rated by program staff. Additional information for the 2022/23 test takers: Your Casper scores from the typed response section will be released directly to the programs on your distribution list. Scores from the video response section will only be shared with selected early adopter programs.
When will I receive my quartile score for Casper?
Casper scores are made available to the program(s) on your distribution list 2-3 weeks following your Casper test. Approximately 1 month after your Casper test date you will receive an email notification when your quartile score is available to view. When your quartile score is available, you can access it by going to the Casper section of your Altus Suite account and clicking on the “View Results” button.
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