Applicants are no longer required to submit Professional
Evaluation Forms (PEF) to complete their ADEA PASS applications,
but there are some circumstances in which it might be desirable to
do so. ADEA PASS will process up to two Professional Evaluation
Forms (PEF) submitted on your behalf to a program you designate in
Using the electronic evaluations is encouraged as it will
expedite the receipt and processing of your PEFs and enable you to
assign them promptly to individual programs to which you are
While the electronic format is strongly encouraged, paper
Professional Evaluation Forms are also accepted.If an evaluator is
submitting a paper Professional Evaluation Form, request that
comments be typed, not handwritten.Similarly, if you are submitting
paper Professional Evaluation Forms, the request form must
accompany the evaluation when submitted to ADEA PASS so your waiver
of access preference is available to receiving programs. If the
paper option is selected, ADEA PASS cannot be held responsible for
the late submission of any of your documents.
You must be sure to assign Professional Evaluations to your
selected programs. Evaluations will not be processed if they have
not been assigned to a program in the Program Designation section
of your ADEA PASS application. Up to two PEFs may be assigned per
program; they will be included in your ADEA PASS application and
sent to the programs to which you have assigned them.
- Some programs may still require Professional Evaluation Forms
(PEF). You will need to check the ADEA PASS Program
Search Engine or contact the programs to find out if they
- If you have conducted a specific research project or other
closely supervised endeavor, a supervisor or colleague may find the
Professional Evaluation Form (PEF) to be an appropriate means to
describe and comment at length on your experience.
- If you elect to submit PEFs, you will be limited to assigning
no more than two of them to any program you designate to receive
your ADEA PASS application.
We encourage you not to ask evaluators to
complete a PEF on your behalf if you have already requested that
they complete an ETS® PPI evaluation.
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