Why Use the ETS® Personal Potential Index
The ETS® Personal Potential Index (ETS® PPI) offers key benefits for evaluators, students and graduate programs.
ETS PPI enables evaluators to:
- consistently evaluate applicants' attributes that graduate and professional schools say are critical, and that may not be reflected in the students' application materials
- help their students demonstrate they have what it takes to succeed in graduate or professional school
- share their feedback quickly and easily with multiple institutions
ETS PPI gives applicants:
- an opportunity to provide evidence of their capabilities beyond test scores and academic performance
- an easy way to request and track evaluations
ETS PPI helps graduate programs:
- identify applicants who are more likely to succeed by providing standardized information on critical personal attributes that complements traditional information, such as test scores, undergraduate grades and letters of recommendation
- to create more diverse and successful graduate programs
Read what graduate schools are saying about ETS PPI:
"Graduate schools recognize that very talented students do not always post the highest test scores when they complete the baccalaureate degrees. The graduate community needs to continue to reduce barriers to graduate education to allow more underrepresented scholars to join the ranks of the professoriate. To the extent that the ETS PPI evaluation will broaden opportunities for students, it is something that I strongly support." — Michael L. Jeffries, Associate Dean of Students and Director, McNair Scholars and Minority Student Affairs, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
You can help your students and other applicants show their potential for graduate school success.
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