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Secondary Applications and CASPer

Secondary applications should be completed as soon as you submit your TMDSAS application.

Any questions related to a secondary application should be directed to the respective school. Any secondary application required documents and/or fees should be sent directly to the school and NOT to TMDSAS.

Completion of the secondary application is required by the following veterinary schools before the TMDSAS application is considered:



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 other tools that we use for applicant screening. In implementing CASPer, we are trying to further enhance fairness and objectivity in our selection process.

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 the aforementioned 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.

Please direct any inquiries on the test to Alternatively, you may use the chat bubble in the bottom right hand corner of your screen on the website.

The CASPer test is comprised of 12 sections of video and written scenarios. Following each scenario, you will be required to answer a set of probing questions under a time contract. The test typically takes between 75-90 minutes to complete. Each response is graded by a different rater, giving a very robust and reliable view of personal and professional characteristics important to our program. No studying is required for CASPer, although you may want to familiarize yourself with the test structure at, and ensure you have a quiet environment to take the test.

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.


Veterinary Schools Requiring CASPer

Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine

  • Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine requires the CASPer situational judgment test for the Fall 2022 Admissions Cycle. The deadline to submit the CASPer is September 23, 8 pm EST.

Texas Tech University School of Veterinary Medicine

  • Texas Tech University School of Veterinary Medicine requires the CASPer situational judgment test for the Fall 2022 Admissions Cycle. Deadline to complete is October 14th, 2021. On the last day to submit the CASPer test, all applicants must begin the test by 4:00pm (5:00 EST) and submit by 6:00pm (7:00pm EST). 


Altus Suite

Starting in EY2022, some participating schools may require the CASPer, Duet, and/or Snapshot as part of the Altus Suite. These are available for the same cost as the base CASPer exam.

Here's What You Need to Know about CASPer and Altus Suite

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