By taking the
iBT TOEFL exam, you’re taking an important step toward investing in your future.
Thousands of institutions, including American universities and colleges,
require TOEFL scores from international students. If you’ve never
taken the TOEFL test before, you likely have a lot of questions about
it. You may wish to talk with your ESL teacher about what you can expect
from the exam or you might discuss your questions and concerns with your
fellow ESL students.
How is the TOEFL Exam Scored?
Unlike most tests, the iBT TOEFL exam has no pass/fail benchmark. You’ll
receive scores in four areas – reading, listening, speaking, and
writing. You can receive up to 30 points in each section for a total of
What Score Do I Need to Achieve?
Different institutions have
different requirements for TOEFL scores. If you’re taking the iBT TOEFL exam with the goal of admittance
into a particular institution, you should check with that institution
requiring their TOEFL score requirements.
How Do I Access My Scores?
You can view your iBT TOEFL scores about 10 days after the test date by
logging into your TOEFL online account. Score reports will be sent to
the institutions you selected about 13 days after the test date. However,
bear in mind that mail delivery varies around the world. After the mailing
date, it may take seven to 10 days for a recipient in the U.S. to receive
the score report. Outside the U.S., it may take four to six weeks.
How Long is the TOEFL Test?
The iBT TOEFL exam is a timed test. The exam itself takes four hours. However,
you should plan to be at the testing center for at least four and one-half
hours. You’ll need to arrive at the testing center 30 minutes ahead
of the start time.
If you have any questions about preparing for the iBT TOEFL test, the dedicated
ASC English School are here to help. We offer superior English programs in Boston designed
to give you all the skills you need to achieve an outstanding score on
your iBT TOEFL exam. To request more information about our ESL classes,
call (617) 860-3212.