Frequently Asked Questions About the ETS® Internet Delivery of Scores

What is the Internet Delivery of Scores?

This is an electronic transmission method for delivering GRE®, AP®, SAT®, TOEFL® and Praxis™ score reports to colleges and universities over the Internet.

How does it work?

Score reports for individual schools are posted to an ETS server. Once scores are posted, the school is notified automatically by email. The email has a link for retrieving scores that is accessed using a web browser.

Besides an Internet browser, what else is needed to participate?

Schools need PGP encryption software for ETS to secure the data, and an email address where score notifications can be sent.

What file formats are available?

Scores are electronically transmitted in the proprietary format of each testing program, and in Transaction Set (TS) 138 Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) format. Schools can choose their preferred format option. (SAT scores are offered only in proprietary format at this time.)

What is Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)?

EDI is a nationally approved format used to present data in a standard way. Structured formats are necessary so that receiving computers can understand exchanged data. The TS 138 EDI format allows schools to receive scores in the same format for all testing programs.

When are scores received with Internet Delivery?

Score files are available according to the individual testing program's current reporting schedule.

How long is score data available on the server?

Once the email notification is sent, scores remain on the server for 14 days.