I don't have a login ID or password. How do I get one?
Login information is emailed to all Class of 2015 students in
August. If you are the class of 2015 and do not receive
your login information in August contact the
CASPR office directly at 301-948-9764 or
firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are a previous graduate,
please email email@example.com
for a request for a login closer to August. Please include in the email the year
and the school you graduated from.
I clicked on the forgotten password link
but didn’t receive an email. Why?
It may take a few
minutes (or hours depending on email service) for the email to appear in
your mailbox. Also check your spam/junk folder. Contact
us if you have not received an email within the same day. The
account locks out after three attempts, which would cause you not to
receive the new password via email.
How much money is due with my application?
application fee is $150, which includes up to 18 program designations.
If you plan to attend a CRIP section, we recommend that you pay the $200
CRIP fee at the same time, for a total of $350. You will not be able to
designate any programs until the application fee is paid. Additional
fees apply if you wish to designate more than 18 programs.
How often do I need to update my address?
Most students move around
frequently between clerkships during their fourth year. You only
need to update your current mailing information when your actual mailing
address changes. Both CASPR and programs
need to be able to get a hold of you if necessary. Now that we are online, students can update their address at any time
using the “Edit Profile” tab.
Are there any mailings I will
receive from CASPR?
No, all communication from CASPR is electronic. Email reminders will
go out prior to each major deadline and schedules are posted on both the
casprcrip.org and CASPRweb.org sites.
I am having problems filling out my
application. What should I do?
The first thing you should do is look in the
CASPR Student User Guide,
located on the Information Tab on CASPRweb.org. If you still have problems or if you
are having technical issues, please contact us by phone (301-948-9764)
or email us at
Why am I required to include a contact person as part of my application?
need a contact person to call if for some reason we are unable to get a
hold of you using the contact information provided. Please choose
someone who will know your whereabouts throughout the year, including
when you are gone to clerkships.
Can I make changes to my application
after I save it?
Changes can be made to Parts I and II of the application until October
30th. This includes the photo and other files uploaded (like
Letters of Recommendation, CV, etc). You will still be able to
update your contact information in the “My Profile” tab for the entire
CASPR cycle. However, the “My Application” tab will no longer be
available after October 30th.
What if I have not completed my application
by the Initial Designation
you have not completed your application and designated programs
by October 30th, the
"My Application" tab will continue to be available
until either your application is completed and you have designated a
program or the December 30th deadline has passed. Be aware that
programs can decide not to accept applications after November 15th.
After December 30th you will be withdrawn if application is not complete
and will no longer have access to CASPRweb.org.
I have not passed my APMLE Part I boards but I take it in October. Should I release my scores?
Students are required to release their scores since Passage of APMLE
Part I and II is required to participate in CASPR. Students who do not
pass the October exam will be automatically withdrawn from CASPR.
The APMLE Authorization Screen says my SSN is not correct?
The APMLE Authorization Screen is comparing the social security
number you enter with the SSN you entered on your CASPR application Part I. Make sure you have completed Part I before completing
the NBPME Authorization. If it still gives you an error, try
re-entering the SSN on CASPR Part I to make sure it is correct.
When do you upload the APMLE scores to my CASPRweb account?
upload the APMLE Part I results to CASPRweb accounts October 31st. Students will
still be able to login to their CASPRweb account and view from the home
page their application status on the right hand side of the screen.
The APMLE Part II results will be uploaded on Match Day in March.
Can I view my application?
Yes. We strongly encourage you to view the PDFs of
Part I and Part II to verify that everything looks correct. You
can also view any documents that you upload. Transcripts and
Clinicals can not be viewed through the website. Once your application is complete there is a "Reports"
tab with the link to your application. We also encourage
you to view your complete application after you upload your photo and
all necessary documents as well as CASPR Application Parts I and II.
If you are unable to open your complete application check and make sure
first that you are able to view your uploaded documents. If you
are able to open your documents, start deleting each one and then check
if you are able to view your application. Re-upload one at a time
to find the file that is giving you the error. There is usually
one file that was not able to collate for you to be able to view your
application. If you continue to have problems, please contact the
Do I have to participate in CASPR?
you are seeking an advanced position, PGY-2 or PGY-3 you should not
participate in CASPR. Advanced positions do not participate in
the Match. Open advanced
positions are listed on the "What's New" page of casprcrip.org as they
become available. At the time of the Match programs are surveyed
about any advanced positions they have. These are published in
"What's New" page after the Match.
If I want to participate in CASPR again,
can you upload my information from previous year(s) for me?
you would need to request a new login and submit a separate
application and fee each year you wish to participate.
Why do I need to send another
set of transcripts and clinicals to CASPR?
need current transcripts and clinicals to reflect that you have
graduated from the college. In addition, documents are not rolled
over from year to year.
Do previous graduates have to successfully pass both Part II Written and Part II CSPE to participate in the CASPR Match?
No they only have to pass the APMLE Part II Written exam. Previous graduates are not qualififed to take the CSPE Exam.
When will the scores for Part II
Written and Part II CSPE be uploaded to CASPR?
All scores will be added to the CASPR applicant information in early March, just prior to running the CASPR Match.
Why are the Part II CSPE scores not uploaded prior to ranking in January?
In the same way that Part II Written scores are not uploaded until both the January and February scores are available,
Part II CSPE scores are not uploaded until after the first two administrations of the examination.
If students do not pass both sections of the APMLE Part II Board exams ( Part II Written and Part II CSPE),
will they be administratively withdrawn from the CASPR prior to Match?
Yes. Successful completions and passing of both components of Part II are necessary to participate in the CASPR Match.
How many files can I upload?
files can be uploaded to your account. The photo is required, but the
other five are optional. Most programs require 3 letters of
recommendation (LORs), leaving two slots for your CV, any research, or
Why can’t I view or print my transcript
colleges provide official transcripts to us so we can include them as
part of your application. Students
who wish to obtain a copy of either form should contact their school
registrar’s office. Everyone should have a copy of their transcripts
and clinical on hand for their personal files, and a copy may be
necessary for participation in the Scramble.
There is a document on my list that I
did not upload. What is it?
Colleges have the ability to upload documents to include as part of your
application. For example, your transcript and clinical will appear and
the dean’s letter if your college provides one. They do not count
against the total number of documents you can upload.
If the colleges can upload documents
to my account, will that count against the 5 files I can upload?
Whatever the colleges upload for your file will not be counted against
you as far as how many files left you can upload.
Will I be able to view any of the
documents that the college uploads?
Yes, you can view and/or delete documents like letters of
recommendation. However, you can not view your transcript and
clinical. If you need a copy of your transcript or clinical, contact
the school registrar.
Why is the designation tab grayed out?
You must have paid your CASPR Application fee in order to designate
programs. Once the fee is paid, the tab will become available.
Can I get a refund if I
pay the additional designation fee and then remove some programs from my list?
No. These fees are non-refundable.
I haven’t passed Part I of my boards
yet, can I still apply to residencies?
No, as per CPME guidelines, applicants are required to pass APMLE Part I
and Part II to be eligible for a residency program.
I designated the wrong program.
Can I change it?
up until the initial program designation closes October 30th. After this
date programs can not be removed from your list. Applicants can
still add programs until Dec 30th. If there is a
program you designated that you are no longer interested in, simply do
not interview with them or rank them.
Do I need to designate programs
that are not participating in CRIP?
Yes, you must designate any program that you potentially want
to match with. The programs you designate are the ones we send your
application to. They are also the ones that will show up in your ranking
portal for the match. CRIP is the optional interview program.
Participation in CRIP does not affect the CASPR Match.
The program I want isn't
participating in CASPR, do I have to designate it?
Yes, ALL entry level
programs must participate in a national matching service. New programs
have until November 27th to register with CASPR. Some programs will not participate in
CRIP, but that is a separate, optional process for the interviews. If
you want to be able to match with a program, you must designate them.
Can I still designate programs
after October 30th?
Yes. However, you
can not remove programs you are no longer interested in. As a courtesy,
contacting the program stating that you are no longer interested would be
sufficient. Also, please note that the program may not be accepting
applicants after November 15, so it is to your advantage to get your
application and designations done by the initial designation deadline.
Can I pay
the program’s application fee through CASPRweb?
No. You will need
to send payment directly to the program if they have an application
fee. On the directory page in the Applicant Requirements section, there
is an address to send additional materials, including payment. If
writing a check, there is also a field that tells you who to make the
payment out to in the same section.
How can I view if
my application is complete with a program?
You can check the
“My Programs” tab. Programs have
until November 27 to review applications. If the program has not
made any notes or the Interview Column is blank after this date, you can contact the
program to find out your status. Be sure to read the notes
field as most programs will list missing items there.
Do the programs submit their rankings after I do?
No, both the applicants
and the programs submit their rankings at the same time. All rankings close on
Allopathic medicine has a couples match. Is there a couples match in podiatry?
No. Because podiatry is a much
smaller profession (450 in the Match last year vs. 30,000 for allopathic medicine),
there is no couples match. Many of our residencies are grouped together, around the
colleges or in major cities, so finding two programs near each other is very possible.
New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Miami and Chicago are all examples of this.
If you are looking at programs like Intermountain in Utah that have multiple positions
but are not near any other programs, you may want to talk to the residency director about
your situation. To guarantee that you are in the same part of the country you may have
to limit your rankings to one state or region.
How does the Match work?
The basis for the CASPR match program
is the comparison of priority selections by the applicants and the podiatric residency programs,
recorded on the CASPRweb.org site. In the match, the confidential Ranking Forms
(numerical rank orders) are the only determinants of offers and acceptances of residency spaces.
An applicant will be matched with the highest choice on his/her Ranking Form, provided that
residency program also chose that applicant before having its spaces filled with applicants which
it ranked higher. An applicant's chances for being selected by second or third choice programs are not
diminished just because they are of a lower priority.