What is the TOEFL® test?
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.
Where are TOEFL test scores accepted?
More than 8,500 colleges, universities and agencies in 130 countries accept TOEFL scores.
How often is the test given?
The TOEFL iBT test is given on fixed dates, 30 to 40 times a year. Select your test date and location.
Can I take the test in one day?
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.
Can I retake the test?
Yes, you can retake the test as many times as you wish. There is no passing or failing test score — score requirements are set by each higher education institution or agency.
Why should I take the TOEFL test over another test?
- 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
How much does the TOEFL iBT test cost?
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, test dates and test formats, see www.ets.org
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 long are scores valid?
ETS reports scores for two years after the test date.