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College Adjustment Scales

William D. Anton, PhD, and James R. Reed, PhD

Identifies psychological and adjustment problems experienced by college students
Paper and pencil, E-Manual
Age range:
17 years to 30 years
15–20 minutes; 5 minutes to score
Qualification level:
A degree from an accredited 4-year college or university in psychology, counseling, speech-language pathology, or a closely related field plus satisfactory completion of coursework in test interpretation, psychometrics and measurement theory, educational statistics, or a closely related area; or license or certification from an agency that requires appropriate training and experience in the ethical and competent use of psychological tests. Close

This 108-item rating scale is designed to identify college students who are experiencing psychological and adjustment problems.

Screens for problems frequently experienced by college students

  • The CAS includes nine scales: Anxiety, Depression, Suicidal Ideation, Substance Abuse, Self-Esteem Problems, Interpersonal Problems, Family Problems, Academic Problems, and Career Problems.
  • Self-scoring carbonless answer sheet includes a profiling area.
  • Normative data were collected from 1,146 students enrolled in colleges and universities throughout the United States.