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Frequently Asked Questions about the TOEFL

What ID do I need to bring?

If you are not testing in your country of citizenship, you must bring a current (non-expired) passport. Otherwise, you must bring a current US Driver's License, Learner's Permit, or State ID.

 

Who takes the TOEFL test?

Many people take the TOEFL test to evaluate their knowledge of the English language, including students planning to study at a higher education institution, those interested in admission to or exiting from an English-language learning program, scholarship and certification candidates, English-language learners who want to track their progress, and students and workers applying for visas.

 

When must I register to take a TOEFL test?

Educational Testing Service (ETS) recommends registering for a test three to four months in advance.

 

Who accepts TOEFL test scores?

More than 8,000 colleges, agencies and other institutions in over 130 countries accept TOEFL scores. Other organizations rely on TOEFL scores as well, including immigration departments use them to issue residential and work visas, medical and licensing agencies use them for professional certification purposes, and individuals use them to measure their progress in learning English.

 

How much does the TOEFL cost?

The test costs $180.00 and the fee is paid at the time of registration.

 

When is the TOEFL offered?

We offer the TOEFL at our test center on select Friday and Saturday mornings. In order to register for a TOEFL test at our center or to see available testing dates, please go to http://www.ets.org/toefl/ibt/register/.

 

How can I prepare for the TOEFL test?

Most major bookstores have a test preparation section. You can find additional information about TOEFL preparation at: http://www.ets.org/toefl/ibt/prepare/.