Application Resources

Pre-Anesthesiologist Assistant Pathway

Applying to an Anesthesiologist Assistant program is an intensive process with multiple components, and the HPO wants to help you by breaking the information down. In this section, we cover researching schools, the application timeline, application services, letters of recommendation, exams, personal statements and more.

Research Anesthesiologist Assistant Schools Before You Apply

There are currently 17 Anesthesiologist Assistant programs around the country.

*AAA EP Provisional Program: Refer to AAAEP for more information.

Out of State Programs


Learn About the Application Services

The Central Application Service for Anesthesiologist Assistants (CASAA)

Follow the Application Timeline

  • Application Timeline and Steps to take by month

Request Letters of Evaluation

Letters of evaluation are key pieces to your application. Each application has its own way of collecting letters and number and type of letters vary from school to school. Check with the application service you are using for additional details. 

Write Your Personal Statement

The personal statement is a critical component of your application, as the personal statement can either significantly help or harm your chances for success, it is important to take it seriously. The statement must be personal. This is your chance to let the Admissions Committee hear from you and understand who you are. Take advantage of the opportunity to express your commitments, motivations and values.

Altus Suite - Schedule and Take CASPer! (required)

Altus Suite is comprised of the following 2 assessments: 

  • Casper: online situational judgment test 
  • Snapshot: one-way interview with standardized questions

What is CASPer?

CASPer is a form of situational judgement test. Situational judgement tests (SJTs) are a type of psychological test which present the test-taker with realistic, hypothetical scenarios and may ask the individual what they would do in the dilemma and why they would do it..

Situational judgement tests tend to determine behavioral tendencies, assessing how an individual will behave in a certain situation, and knowledge instruction, which evaluates the effectiveness of possible responses.

Complete Your Secondary Applications

Some health professions schools require secondary applications to be completed in addition to the primary application.

  • Applications are not considered complete until the secondary application is submitted!
  • Most secondary applications require an additional fee and the majority of secondary application fees are non-refundable.
  • Some secondary applications are available and should be completed very soon after you submit your primary application. Other secondary applications are by invite only.
  • If a schools secondary application is by invite only they will notify you and ask you to complete their own specific secondary application only after they have reviewed your primary application.
  • Please check with the schools on the secondary policies, availability & application fees. Application fees range from $0 - $100+.

Any questions relating to a secondary application should be directed to the respective school.

Prepare for Your Interview

It is important to professionally and properly represent yourself to an admissions committee, from what to wear to anticipating what questions might be asked.