If you are applying to graduate programs in Industrial Engineering, Chemistry, Political Science, Mathematics, or MFA: Painting & Drawing, you will be required to have a minimum of three (3) evaluators complete the ETS® Personal Potential Index (PPI) on your behalf. Please let your evaluators know that they will be receiving an invitation by email to complete the PPI. Applicants to other graduate programs at Texas Tech University are also welcome to have their recommenders complete the PPI, as doing so will provide the program to which an applicant is applying with information “about six key attributes that graduate deans and faculty have identified as essential for graduate study: knowledge and creativity, resilience, communication skills, planning and organization, teamwork, and ethics and integrity.
The PPI is a third-party evaluative tool administered by ETS® (the developers of the GRE®). Applicants to the five listed programs above can complete the PPI at no cost because these programs are part of a national PPI validation study. If you are applying to one of these five programs, please complete the consent form listed under Step 1 below to acknowledge whether or not you consent to have your information be a part of this study. Although all applicants to these five programs are asked to complete the PPI as part of the application process, consenting to have your information included in the study is optional and will have no effect on your admission to Texas Tech or the cost of completing the PPI.
Other applicants who choose to complete the PPI for their application to other graduate programs at Texas Tech University will be required to pay the regular fee charged by ETS®.
You can create an ETS PPI account and review the ETS PPI Information Bulletin, which explains the service, at http://www.ets.org/ppi/applicants/start/.
The evaluators that you choose should be individuals that you believe are best able to objectively comment on your intellectual and professional achievements and potential.
We may call or write your recommenders for more information.