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Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

What is the TOEFL

The TOEFL is a computer based test that measures the ability of non-native speakers of English to use and understand English as it is spoken, written and heard in college and university settings. An internationally accepted standard of academic English proficiency, it is a required certification by more than 5000 colleges and universities worldwide.

Who Takes the TOEFL?

Each year, nearly a million individuals of all ages take the TOEFL test to demonstrate their English-language proficiency. More than 25 million people from all over the world have taken the TOEFL test since it was first offered. The average English skill level ranges between Intermediate and Advanced.

  • Students planning to study at a higher education institution
  • English-language learning program admissions and exit
  • Scholarship and certification candidates
  • Individuals who are applying for professional licensure or certification
  • English-language learners who want to track their progress
  • Students and works applying for visas

Prepare for the TOEFL

ETS offers a variety of practice materials to help you prepare for the TOEFL iBT® test, administered via the Internet, and build your English skills. These include free sample questions, practice tests, interactive skill-building programs, and detailed tips and information for understanding more about the TOEFL iBT test.


The remaining test datefor 2013 at UC Testing Services is:

  • December 6

The test dates for the first half of 2014 at UC Testing Services are:

  • Fri, Jan 17
  • Sat, Jan 25
  • Sat, Feb 22
  • Fri, March 7
  • Sat, April 5
  • Fri, May 23
  • Fri, June 20
  • Sat, June 28

The TOEFL is available other dates at other centers. Click the registration link below to find out more.


$185 payable to ETS



Disability Related Accommodations

Arrangements for accommodations must be made directly with Educational Testing Services. Please visit this link for more information.
Before taking the test, be sure to visit the TOEFL website for important information from Educational Testing Services.