The ETS® Personal Potential Index (ETS® PPI) — How It Works
Convenient and easy to use web-based evaluation system
ETS® PPI Steps at a Glance for Faculty and Other Evaluators
- An applicant requests that you complete an ETS® PPI evaluation as part of his or her application to graduate school. ETS sends you an online invitation to rate the applicant.
- You accept the request to complete an ETS PPI evaluation. The applicant is notified by email that you have accepted the request. (Note that you can also decline a request if wish.)
- You log into the ETS PPI system and create your ETS PPI Evaluator Account. Your contact information will appear on the ETS PPI Evaluation Report in case a graduate institution wishes to contact you to verify your evaluation.
- You rate the applicant on 24 statements (four for each of six personal attributes) and provide an overall evaluation. You may also provide optional comments for each attribute as well as for the overall rating. The entire evaluation should take only about 15 minutes.
- You submit your evaluation. The applicant is notified by email that you have submitted your evaluation. Note that the applicant cannot view your evaluation within the ETS PPI system.
- After all evaluations have been completed, the applicant logs into the system and designates which institutions he or she would like to receive an ETS PPI Evaluation Report and which evaluations should be included in the report.
- ETS creates an ETS PPI Evaluation Report and sends it to the institutions the applicant has designated.
Anyone applying to graduate or professional school will be able to use the ETS PPI system and submit ETS PPI Evaluation Reports. You play a key role in helping applicants complete this important piece of the application process.
Learn more about getting started with ETS PPI.