The TOEFL iBT® test measures the ability of non-native English speakers to use and understand English as it’s read, written, heard and spoken in the university classroom. If you want to study at an English-speaking university or program, no other test can get you to as many destinations around the world as the TOEFL® test.

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TOEFL® Scores

There is no passing or failing score!

  • Score requirements are set by individual colleges and universities.
  • You’ll receive a score from 0 to 30 for each section and a total score of 0 to 120 for the entire test.
  • Your scores will be ready in 10 days, and you can view them easily online.
  • Scores are sent free to up to 4 institutions that you select prior to your test day.

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TOEFL® Preparation

Preparing for the TOEFL® test will increase your chances of getting admitted to the school you are interested in! ETS offers a variety of practice materials to help you prepare for the TOEFL iBT® test and build your English skills. Materials include free sample questions, practice tests, interactive skill-building programs, and detailed tips and information for understanding more about the test.

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The TOEFL® Test Advantage

Here are some reasons to consider taking the TOEFL® test:

  • 90% of TOEFL® test takers get into their 1st or 2nd choice university.
  • 4 out of 5 admissions officers prefer the TOEFL® test over any other English-language proficiency test.*
  • More than 9,000 universities, agencies and other institutions in over 130 countries accept the TOEFL® test, including top universities in Australia, Canada, the UK and the U.S.
  • Free resources and official prep materials are available – because there is no better way to practice for test success than with tools from ETS, the creator of the TOEFL® test.
  • The entire test is given in half a day, unlike other tests that make you come back a second day.

*Source: Survey of 263 admissions officers at U.S. universities, of whom 212 accept both the TOEFL® test and the IELTS™ test, with 152 stating a preference.

Where can it take you?

From Brazil to Germany, the TOEFL® test can take you to so many places across the globe. Take a look at some highlights from top study abroad regions you may choose to explore:

  • United States: Almost 900,000 students come to study in the U.S. each year and nearly every higher education institution accepts TOEFL® scores.
  • Europe: Major capital cities like Paris, London and Amsterdam offer an abundance of educational, job and extracurricular opportunities.
  • Asia: Asian nations send more students abroad than any other continent.
  • Australia: Third-highest number of international students in the world, behind only the U.K. and the U.S.
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