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TOEFL Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions About the TOEFL® Test
About the Test
What is the TOEFL® test?
The TOEFL® test measures the ability of non-native English speakers to use andunderstand the English language as it is heard, spoken, read and written in theuniversity classroom.
What is the difference between the TOEFL iBT™ and PBT tests?
The TOEFL test is offered in two formats: the TOEFL iBT™, administered inan
format, and the TOEFL PBT, administered in a
format. The format you take depends on your testing location. Test centersthat do not have Internet access offer the
test measures reading, listening, speaking and writing skills.It is offered 30 to 40 times a year, and is administered online via computer atmore than 4,500 testing sites in 165 countries. Most test takers take theTOEFL iBT test.
test measures reading, listening, grammar and writing skillsand is offered six times a year in areas where Internet-based testing is notavailable.
For more information, see:
Do I have a choice of which format to take?
The format of the test depends on your testing location, the capabilities of thetesting center and any accommodations required for special needs.
Where are TOEFL test scores accepted?
More than 8,000 colleges, universities and agencies in 130 countries acceptTOEFL scores. View the
. To learn more about howthe TOEFL test can be your passport to study anywhere English is spoken,watch our new video, 
How do I know what an institution's score requirements are?
Each institution sets its own score requirements. You can start your scorerequirement research with the 
and then contact theinstitution for more specific requirements. If you're applying for postgraduatestudies, find out if your institution requires other tests, such as the GRE®(Graduate Record Examinations®) test. For more information about the GREtest, go to
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
.The TOEFL PBT test is offered where the TOEFL iBT test is not available and isgiven six times a year.
How do I find testing locations and dates?
Choose an available test date from among 4,500+
in over 165countries. Register online, by mail, by phone or in person.
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 educationinstitution or agency.
Why should I take the TOEFLtest 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
Learn more:
Test Fees
How much does the TOEFL test cost?
Costs depend on the test location you choose. Usually, the cost ranges fromUS$150 to US$225. For more information on registration fees, locations, testdates and test formats, see
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 to the destinations (institutions or agencies)selected when you register; ETS will send the official score reports directly tothese destinations
Can I order additional official score reports?
Yes, you can order additional score reports after your scores are available online,approximately two weeks after your test date.
Additional reports can be ordered through the TOEFL online registrationsystem or by completing the
in theRegistration Bulletin.
Reports are mailed approximately four to seven days after receipt of your request and payment.
The fee is US$17 for each report ordered.
What is the test fee Refund policy?
If you cancel your registration by the three-day advance deadline (not includingtest day), you will receive a refund of half the original test fee you paid. Refundswill be in U.S. dollars. Cash refunds are not available.
What are the fees for other services?
What do I need to know before I register?
Before you register, you must decide
you want to take the test.The
of the test site determines which format of the test you will take —either the TOEFL iBT™ test, administered in an Internet-based format, or theTOEFL PBT test, administered in a Paper-based format. Go to
to find out what format is available in your location.
What if the TOEFL iBT test is not offered at mylocation?
ETS offers the TOEFL PBT test if the TOEFL iBT test is not available. Goto
to find out which format is available at the locationwhere you wish to test.
When can I register for the test?
Seats fill up quickly, so register early. We recommend that you
 three tofour months before your desired test date to reserve your seat. Your test dateshould be two to three months before your earliest admissions applicationdeadline.
How do I register to reserve my seat?
You can register using one of four methods — online, in person, by phone or bymail. Online registration is the fastest, easiest method. You can choose whereyou want to test and see which dates are available at over 4,500 testing locationsin over 165 countries.See 
When you register, remember to:

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