DECIDE TO STUDY ABROAD Look into your list of schools. Do they accept the TOEFL test, and what are their score requirements for admission? Be sure to find out what proof of English proficiency is required to get your student visa. Your destination country’s immigration agency website should have the information you need. Plan to take the TOEFL test 2 – 3 months before your earliest application deadline.
3–6 MONTHS BEFORE TEST DAY Create an account and REGISTER for the TOEFL test. Sign up for the TOEFL Search Service.
8 WEEKS BEFORE TEST DAY Start preparing! The more you practice, the more confident you’ll be on test day. Find help here.
48 HOURS BEFORE THE TEST Log in to your TOEFL online account and check your registration confirmation, just in case a change of time or location was made at your test center. Be sure you have valid identification (ID) to bring with you. The ID you bring to the test center must match the name you used when you registered.
12–24 HOURS BEFORE THE TEST You have until 10 p.m. (local test center time) the night before the test to select, change or delete your score recipients (do so in your TOEFL iBT account). You may select up to four universities or programs for free. Relax and get a good night’s sleep!
TEST DAY Have a good breakfast and get to the test center at least 30 minutes early. Make sure you bring your ID and your registration confirmation with you. Consider bringing a snack to eat during the 10-minute break. Check out more Test Day Tips. Good luck!
10 DAYS AFTER TEST DAY You will receive an email saying your scores are ready! Log in to your TOEFL iBT account to check them. What do your scores mean? Find out more. Once you have your scores: • You can order additional score reports to send to more institutions. • You may decide you want to retake the test. Find tips and suggestions for improving your scores. • You can continue to boost your English skills by using the corresponding Lexile® measure to find books that