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Graduate Schools Quantify Your Potential

Some graduate school admissions offices rely on the Personal Potential Index to assess applicants.

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While the ex-military applicants' scores on cognitive assessments may not stand out, he claims their PPI scores relating to teamwork, communication, and tenacity are "off the charts" when compared to the average student. "Once you've been out in the workforce for 10 years or longer, a test of cognitive ability doesn't paint the whole picture," Dunn says. "They're doing other things and they've developed skills that are appropriate for the job." 

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