FAQs About the Paper-Based TOEFL Test
How do I prepare for the TOEFL test?
ETS provides official
preparation materials free of charge to anyone who registers for the
TOEFL exam worldwide.
How many questions are there on the TOEFL test?
There will be at least 140 questions.The number of test questions and
the amount of time needed to take the TOEFL test may vary from one test
administration to another.
How do I register for the test?
There are two ways to register:
registration: To register by mail, you must obtain an
Information Bulletin containing a registration form and
information about the test.
When and where can I take the TOEFL test?
How much does the test cost?
The test costs $130. See TOEFL Testing and
Service Fees for preferred forms of payment.
When can I expect to receive my admission ticket(s)?
If you have not received your ticket(s) two weeks before the test,
Once I have registered, can I change my test center
If you cannot take the test at your assigned center, you may go to
another test center on the date printed on your admission ticket, but
there is no guarantee that space or test materials will be
available for you.
Do NOT contact the test center before the day of the test. It
will not have the information necessary to assist you.
Can I change my test date?
Test date changes are NOT permitted. You may request a partial refund.
Cash refunds are not available. If you wish to test on another date, you
must submit a new registration form and test fee.
What will I need to be admitted to the test center?
admitted to the test center, you will need an admission ticket or
official authorization, your official identification document, and a
completed photo file record with a recent photo of yourself attached.
Do I have to take the Test of Written English (TWE)?
Yes, you will also be required to take the Test of Written English.
There is no additional charge for the TWE test.
Will my TWE score be part of my TOEFL score?
No. Your score
report will show the scores separately.
When will my test scores be mailed? Can I receive
results will be mailed to you and to the institutions listed on your
answer sheet approximately five weeks after the test date. Under no
circumstances can score reports be mailed any earlier.
However, you may obtain your
scores by phone before receiving your copy of the
examinee score record. Consult the score
reporting schedule to find out when your scores will be available.
How can I cancel my scores?
Immediately after the test, contact TOEFL/TSE
Services in Princeton, NJ, USA.
How can I contact TOEFL?
Educational Testing Services
P.O. Box 6151
Princeton, NJ 08541-6151, USA
Telephone: Inside the United States, US Territories* and Canada
1-877-863-3546 (toll free)
Outside the United States, US Territories* and Canada
*American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and US Virgin Islands