WHAT IS THE TOEFL® ?
The TOEFL® test measures the ability of nonnative English speakers to use and understand the English language as it is heard, spoken, read and written in the university classroom.
HOW OFTEN IS THE TEST CONDUCTED?
TOEFL IBT test is conducted 30 to 40 times a year or fixed dates. You can select test date and location online or through mail or through phone also.
CAN I RETAKE THE TEST?
Yes, you can retake the test as many times you can if you wish to improve your score.
WHAT IS THE COST OF TOEFL TEST?
Cost usually ranges between USD 160 to USD 250 based on the test location you choose at the time of registration.
CAN I ORDER ADDITIONAL OFFICIAL SCORE REPORTS?
Yes, you can order additional score reports with a fee of USD17 after your scores are available online, approximately two weeks after your test date.Additional reports can be ordered through the TOEFL online registration system or by completing the Official Score Report Request Form (PDF) in the Registration Bulletin.Reports are mailed approximately four to seven days after receipt of your request and payment.
WHAT IS THE TEST FEE REFUND POLICY?
If you cancel your registration by the three-day advance deadline (not including test day), you will receive a refund of half the original test fee you paid. Refunds will be in U.S. dollars. Cash refunds are not available.
WHEN CAN I REGISTER FOR THE TEST?
Seats fill up quickly, so register early. We recommend that you register three to four months before your desired test date to reserve your seat. Your test date should be two to three months before your earliest admissions application deadline.Have your identification with you. Your name must be entered exactly as it appears on the identification you bring with you on test day.
HOW CAN I FIND A TESTING SITE?
When you select a date and general location in the online registration system, you’ll see a list of test sites in that area. You can search by site or date to find a match to your needs.
WHEN DO LATE FEES APPLY?
Registration closes seven days prior to the test date (not including the day of the test). A late fee of US$35 is charged for registrations received after this deadline. Late registration closes three days prior to your test date (not including the day of the test).
WHAT IF I NEED TO CANCEL OR RESCHEDULE?
You can reschedule or cancel your registration up to three full days before your test date (not including the day of the test or the day of your request). That means if your test is on a Saturday, you must reschedule or cancel by Tuesday. The fee to reschedule is US$60 and must be paid before you can reschedule. If your request is not received at least three full days in advance, your full test fee will be forfeited. Test administrators are not authorized to make schedule changes. To reschedule, you will need to provide your registration number and the full name you used to register.
HOW LONG IS THE TEST SESSION?
The entire TOEFL iBT test session (including check-in) is approximately four and one-half hours long. The test itself is four hours long. Check-in time is 30 minutes.
DO I NEED TO WEAR HEADPHONES FOR THE TEST?
Yes. You will be given noise-canceling headphones with a microphone that you will speak into for the Speaking section of the test.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING ON TEST DAY?
There are only two important things you need to bring with you on test day
- A valid passport
- Your registration confirmation, including your registration number.
WILL I BE ALLOWED TO GO FOR A BREAK DURING THE TEST?
You can use the restroom at any time, but remember that the total length of the test is four and a half hours. The time clock does not stop while you are absent. There is a mandatory 10-minute break for all test takers after the Reading and Listening sections of the test have been completed.Raise your hand if you need to leave your seat for any reason.If you must leave the room, you must show the administrator your identification document before you leave and when you return.You cannot use your mobile phone during the test or on breaks.
WHAT ARE TOEFL TEST SCORES LIKE?
The TOEFL iBT test provides scores in four skill areas — Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing — and a total score:
- Reading 0–30
- Listening 0–30
- Speaking 0–30
- Writing 0–30
- Total Score 0–120 (The total score is the sum of the four skill scores.)
HOW SOON DO UNIVERSITIES AND INSTITUTIONS GET MY SCORES?
Score reports are sent electronically or mailed to recipients two weeks after the test date.
HOW LONG ARE SCORES VALID?
ETS reports scores for two years after the test date.
HOW MANY SCORE REPORTS ARE INCLUDED IN MY TEST FEE?
Your test fee includes:
- One examinee score report for you
- Up to four official score reports that ETS will send directly to the institutions or agencies you selected