SOURCE: EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE

Educational Testing Service

September 09, 2009 15:10 ET

ETS and Interfolio Team to Simplify Graduate Admissions Process

PRINCETON, NJ--(Marketwire - September 9, 2009) - Educational Testing Service and Interfolio have announced their collaboration on an innovative service for managing important credentials necessary for graduate and professional school applications.

ETS's My Credentials Vault (SM) is a secure online service that enables users to track and manage letters of recommendation for application to graduate and professional schools. Applicants and letter writers can use this single, centralized system to manage letters from initial request through to delivery of a letter of recommendation to an institution.

"Letters of recommendation remain a critical dimension of graduate admissions," says ETS's David Payne, Vice President and COO for College and Graduate Programs. "Through our partnership with Interfolio, we are able to deliver a world-class management system that takes the administrative hassles out of writing and processing letters of recommendation."

According to Payne, the My Credentials Vault service provides unrivaled convenience for faculty, students and graduate schools. "The streamlined process of My Credentials Vault allows faculty to spend their valuable time writing solid letters for students rather than navigating different application systems," Payne explains. "Students benefit by being able to track the status of these letters anytime from any online location, and graduate schools have a reliable delivery service that reduces workload demands."

"We are excited to partner with ETS to provide our letters of recommendation services to graduate school applicants," said Steve Goldenberg, CEO and Founder of Interfolio. "Our company has been helping faculty, students and applicants manage credentials for 10 years, and we are looking forward to expanding our services through our support of My Credentials Vault."

Interfolio is a Washington, D.C.-based company that provides centralized credential management and delivery services for educational program applicants, job seekers, colleges and universities.

ETS is committed to helping students successfully transition to graduate and professional school. The ETS My Credentials Vault service joins the GRE® General Test, GRE® Subject Tests and the ETS® Personal Potential Index as part of ETS's broad offering to further support the graduate education community.

To learn more about the My Credentials Vault service, visit www.ets.org/mycv/streamline.

About ETS

At nonprofit ETS, we advance quality and equity in education for people worldwide by creating assessments based on rigorous research. ETS serves individuals, educational institutions and government agencies by providing customized solutions for teacher certification, English-language learning, and elementary, secondary and post-secondary education, as well as conducting education research, analysis and policy studies. Founded in 1947, ETS develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually -- including the TOEFL® and TOEIC® tests, the GRE® tests and The Praxis Series™ assessments -- in more than 180 countries, at over 9,000 locations worldwide. www.ets.org

Interfolio, Inc.

Interfolio, Inc. pioneered the concept of delivering secured and trusted confidential letters of recommendation for people applying to graduate school. It now provides credential management and delivery services for educational program applicants, job seekers, colleges and universities, and centralized application services. With the launch of its innovative portfolio product in 2009, Interfolio now offers a rich, multimedia enabled web presence for professionals and academics who wish to showcase their life's work. For more information about Interfolio's services and its professionals, please visit www.interfolio.com