TOEFL Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the TOEFL?
  2. Who creates the TOEFL?
  3. When is the TOEFL given?
  4. How do I register?
  5. How much does it cost to take the TOEFL?
  6. How long does it take to get my scores back?
  7. How many times can I take the TOEFL?
  8. What is a good score on the TOEFL?
  9. When should I start preparing for the TOEFL?
  1. What is the TOEFL?
    TOEFL stands for: Test of English as a Foreign Language. It's purpose is to measure the English ability of non-native speakers wishing to enroll in American universities.

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  2. Who creates the TOEFL?
    The TOEFL is created by Educational Testing Service (ETS).

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  3. When is the TOEFL given?
    You can look up test dates by location here. To get the most up-to-date information, you will want to make an account.

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  4. How do I register?
    You can register online, over the phone, by mail, or in person. For registration instructions, visit the ETS Registration Page.

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  5. How much does it cost to take the TOEFL?
    Registration fees vary by country. Select your country on this page to view fees. You should also be aware of any possible additional fees:
    Item Fees
    Registration Fees vary by country.
    Late registration US$35
    Rescheduling US$60
    Reinstatement of canceled scores US$20
    Additional score reports (per institution or agency) US$18 each
    Speaking or Writing Section rescore US$80
    Speaking and Writing Section rescore US$160
    Returned personal check (paper or electronic) US$20


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  6. How long does it take to get my scores back?
    That will depend on the test date you choose. Here is a table with the test dates and corresponding score posting dates for 2014.
    Test Date Approximate Score Posting Date
    Saturday, January 11, 2014 Tuesday, January 21, 2014*
    Sunday, January 12, 2014 Wednesday, January 22, 2014*
    Friday, January 17, 2014 Monday, January 27, 2014*
    Saturday, January 18, 2014 Tuesday, January 28, 2014*
    Saturday, January 25, 2014 Tuesday, February 04, 2014
    Saturday, February 08, 2014 Tuesday, February 18, 2014*
    Saturday, February 15, 2014 Tuesday, February 25, 2014*
    Saturday, February 22, 2014 Tuesday, March 04, 2014
    Friday, February 28, 2014 Monday, March 10, 2014
    Saturday, March 01, 2014 Tuesday, March 11, 2014
    Sunday, March 02, 2014 Wednesday, March 12, 2014
    Friday, March 14, 2014 Monday, March 24, 2014
    Saturday, March 15, 2014 Tuesday, March 25, 2014
    Sunday, March 16, 2014 Wednesday, March 26, 2014
    Saturday, March 22, 2014 Tuesday, April 01, 2014
    Sunday, March 23, 2014 Tuesday, April 02, 2014
    Saturday, March 29, 2014 Tuesday, April 08, 2014
    Saturday, April 05, 2014 Tuesday, April 15, 2014
    Saturday, April 12, 2014 Tuesday, April 22, 2014
    Saturday, April 19, 2014 Tuesday, April 29, 2014
    Friday, April 25, 2014 Monday, May 05, 2014
    Sunday, April 27, 2014 Wednesday, May  07, 2014
    Saturday, May 10, 2014 Tuesday, May 20, 2014
    Sunday, May 11, 2014 Wednesday, May 21, 2014
    Saturday, May 17, 2014 Tuesday, May 27, 2014*
    Friday, May 23, 2014 Monday, June 02, 2014*
    Saturday, May 24, 2014 Tuesday, June 03, 2014*
    Sunday, May 25, 2014 Wednesday, June 04, 2014*
    Saturday, May 31, 2014 Tuesday, June 10, 2014
    Saturday, June 14, 2014 Tuesday, June 24, 2014
    Sunday, June 15, 2014 Wednesday, June 25, 2014
    Friday, June 20, 2014 Monday, June 30, 2104
    Saturday, June 21, 2014 Tuesday, July 01, 2014
    Saturday, June 28, 2014 Tuesday, July 08, 2014*
    Sunday, June 29, 2014 Wednesday, July 09, 2014*
    Sunday, July 06, 2014 Wednesday, July 16, 2014
    Friday, July 11, 2014 Monday, July 21, 2014
    Saturday, July 12, 2014 Tuesday, July 22, 2014
    Saturday, July 26, 2014 Tuesday, August 05, 2014
    Saturday, August 09, 2014 Tuesday, August 19, 2014
    Saturday, August 16, 2014 Tuesday, August 26, 2014
    Friday, August 22, 2014 Tuesday, September 02, 2014*
    Saturday, August 23, 2014 Tuesday, September 02, 2014*
    Saturday, August 30, 2014 Tuesday, September 09, 2014
    Saturday, September 06, 2014 Tuesday, September 16, 2014
    Saturday, September 13, 2014 Tuesday, September 23, 2014
    Sunday, September 14, 2014 Wednesday, September 24, 2014
    Friday, September 19, 2014 Monday, September 29, 2014
    Saturday, September 27, 2014 Tuesday, October 07, 2014
    Saturday, October 04, 2014 Tuesday, October 14, 2014
    Saturday, October 11, 2014 Tuesday, October 21, 2014
    Friday, October 17, 2014 Monday, October 27, 2014
    Saturday, October 18, 2014 Tuesday, October 28, 2014
    Saturday, October 25, 2014 Tuesday, November  04, 2014
    Sunday, October 26, 2014 Wednesday, November 05, 2014
    Sunday, November 02, 2014 Wednesday, November 12, 2014
    Saturday, November 08, 2014 Tuesday, November 18, 2014
    Sunday, November 09, 2014 Wednesday, November 19, 2014
    Friday, November 21, 2014 Tuesday, December 02, 2014*
    Saturday, November 29, 2014 Tuesday,  December 09, 2014
    Saturday, December 06, 2014 Tuesday, December 16, 2014
    Friday, December 12, 2014 Monday, December 22, 2014
    Saturday, December 13, 2014 Tuesday, December 23, 2014
    Sunday, December 14, 2014 Friday, December 26, 2014*
    Friday, December 19, 2014 Tuesday, December 30, 2014*
    Saturday, December 20, 2014 Wednesday, December 31, 2014*

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  7. How many times can I take the TOEFL?
    You can retake the TOEFL as many times as you like, as long as you do not take it more than once in a 12 day period.

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  8.  What is a good score on the TOEFL?
    A good score is one that will get you into the school or agency of your choice, so the answer depends on where you what you want to do. Check with your college, university, or agency for their average or accepted TOEFL scores. There is no pass or fail score on the TOEFL. 

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  9. When should I start preparing for the TOEFL?
    ETS suggests that you start preparing at least eight weeks before your test date. We say the earlier the better! Register for your Excel Test Prep TOEFL Course today.

 

 

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