International Student Resources

Frequently asked questions

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 the scores accepted?


More than 10,000 colleges, universities and agencies in 130 countries accept TOEFL scores. To learn more about how the TOEFL test can be your passport to study anywhere English is spoken




How do I know what the requirements are for my scores?


Each institution sets its own score requirements. You can start your score requirement research with the TOEFL® Destination Search and then contact the institution for more specific requirements. If you're applying for postgraduate studies, find out if your institution requires other tests, such as the GRE




How long is the test?


Yes, the test is given in 1 day. The test takes about 4 hours, but with check-in you should plan to be at the test center for at least 4½ hours.




When should I take the test?


Plan to take the TOEFL test 2 to 3 months before your earliest application or other deadline so your scores arrive at your institutions or agencies in time. Find application deadlines by checking each score recipient’s website.




Where is a good place to look to prepare for the test?


https://www.ets.org/toefl/ibt/prepare/ http://toeflpractice.ets.org There are also free podcasts and you tube videos that also help you prepare.





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