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Did you know just under 50% of registered 1st year students have written the CAAR test

Did you know CAAR has tested over 92 000 applicants

Did you know CAAR tested 7000+ applicants in 2016

Did you know CAAR looks at each applicant individually

Did you know CAAR tests nationwide - 56% of students are tested at remote sites

Did you know Admissions decision-making is based on over 15 years of research

Did you know CAAR consultants make Developmental Recommendations

Did you know all tests are Multiple Choice

Did you know in the last 5 years, 39% of graduates were tested by CAAR

Did you know the tests are Paper-based or Computer-based

Did you know students in extended programmes are more successful/outperform students who qualify directly

Did you know your access decision is made by a professional registered with the HPCSA?

Did you know CAAR access decision-making is based on over 14 years of research

Did you know CAAR makes use of private psychologists to test over 56% of the referred applicants at remote sites around the country

Did you know CAAR follows internationally recognized testing policies and procedures

Did you know CAAR plays an instrumental role in admitting NCV applicants

Did you know more students register for a program after they were tested (78%) than those that were directly admitted (56%)

Did you know that CAAR’s testing is underpinned by research & designed to promote student success?

Did you know CAAR tests have been developed for 2nd language English Speakers?

Did you know just over 11 500 students who graduated over the past 5 years were assessed by CAAR for admissions and/or placement.

Did you know the most common Developmental Recommendation given is Academic Success Strategies

Did you know CAAR offers consulting services to applicants and their parents around their admissions decisions

Did you know CAAR offers consulting services around research, provides data and contributes to teaching and learning

Did you know CAAR advocates for access for success for the applicants

Did you know CAAR tests are reviewed by subject matter experts

Did you know if unsuccessful for your 1st or 2nd choice, the CAAR consultant will consider you for relevant placement options in all programs associated with those you applied for

Did you know CAAR has tested over 66 000 NSC applicants since the inception of the NSC in 2009

Did you know in 2016 25% of graduating students were admitted via testing only, a further 15% were tested but gained direct admission either because marks improved or CAAR consultants placed them in more appropriate programs for which they qualified directly.

Did you know CAAR makes use of research to set standards per program based on the performance of successful first year students in that program

Did you know CAAR follows a humanizing approach to admission where each applicant is looked at individually and follows a holistic approach to admission

Did you know CAAR makes use of proficiency tests that measure your current ability in comprehension, numeracy and algebra (for maths-based courses)

Did you know CAAR sends each applicant an individual report highlighting their test performance and if accepted developmental recommendations