The TOEFL test measures the ability of non-native English speakers to use and understand the English language as it is heard, spoken, read and written in the university classroom.
The TOEFL iBT test is administered via the Internet and the TOEFL PBT test is administered in a paper-based format. The TOEFL PBT test is being phased out. The TOEFL iBT test measures reading, listening, speaking and writing skills. It is offered more than 50 times a year and is administered online at testing sites around the world. The TOEFL PBT test measures reading, listening, grammar and writing skills and is currently offered only in locations where testing via the Internet is not available. For more information, see:
TOEFL iBT Test Content (http://www.ets.org/toefl/ibt/about/content/)
TOEFL PBT Test Content (http://www.ets.org/toefl/pbt/about/content/)
More than 9,000 colleges, universities and agencies in 130 countries accept TOEFL scores. To learn more about how the TOEFL test can be your passport to study anywhere English is spoken, see Who Accepts TOEFL Scores (http://www.ets.org/toefl/ibt/about/who_accepts_scors)
The TOEFL iBT test is given on fixed dates, more than 50 times a year. Select your test date and location(http://www.ets.org/bin/getprogram.cgi?test=toefl)
Choose an available test date from among testing locations(http://www.ets.org/bin/getprogram.cgi?test=toefl)) around the world. Register online, by mail, by phone or in person.
Yes, the test is given in one day. The test takes about four hours, but with check-in you should plan to be at the test site for at least four and one-half hours.
Yes, you can retake the test as many times as you wish, but you cannot take it more than once in a 12-day period. If you already have a test appointment, you cannot register for another test date that is within 12 days of your existing appointment. There is no passing or failing test score — score requirements are set by each higher education institution or agency.
• It’s the most highly respected around the world
• It’s the most widely accepted
• It’s the most accurately measured
• It’s the most fair and unbiased
• It offers the most testing locations
Learn more: (http://www.ets.org/toefl/why)
Costs depend on the test location you choose. Usually, the cost ranges from US$160 to US$250. For more information on registration fees, locations and test dates, see How to register
Your test fee includes:
One online score report for you, and one paper copy if you requested it before you took the test. Your scores will be posted electronically only, unless you request a paper copy by selecting that option when you register. You can change this option at any time up to 10 p.m. (local test center time) on the day before you test. Go to your online account to change your Score Report Preference.
Up to four official score reports to the institutions or agencies you select before you test; ETS will send the official score reports directly to these destinations. Keep in mind that if you designate any institution or agency to receive your scores, you will not be able to have your Writing and/or Speaking sections rescored through the Score Review service
Yes, you can order additional score reports after your scores are available online, approximately 10 days after your test date.
Additional reports can be ordered through the TOEFL online registration system or by completing the TOEFL iBT Additional Score Report Request Form
Reports are mailed approximately four to seven days after receipt of your request and payment.
The fee is US$19 for each report ordered.
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 are in U.S. dollars. Cash refunds are not available.