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Test of English as a Foreign Language

The TOEFL iBT (Internet-Based Test) measures your ability to use and understand English at the university level. And it evaluates how well you combine your listening, reading, speaking and writing skills to perform academic tasks. The exam consists of the following sections:

  • Reading: Read 3 or 4 passages from academic texts and answer questions.
  • Listening: Listen to lectures, classroom discussions and conversations, then answer questions.
  • Speaking: Express an opinion on a familiar topic; speak based on reading and listening tasks.
  • Writing: Write essay responses based on reading and listening tasks; support an opinion in writing.

Official TOEFL iBT Resources

For official study guides, sample questions, and general exam information, visit the TOEFL Homepage

Schedule Your Exam

BSU Testing administers the Internet-based TOEFL once every other month on select Fridays and Saturdays, beginning at 8:30am. View an up-to-date list of available testing dates, here -- scroll down to United States, Massachusetts, Bridgewater.

To schedule, reschedule, or cancel your TOEFL exam, create a TOEFL profile at the official TOEFL Homepage; then register for your test session at BSU.
Schedule Your Exam


How much does the TOEFL iBT exam cost?

$180 in the United States, payable at the time of registration. Note that other fees apply for cancellations, rescheduling, additional transcript requests etc.

What are the ID requirements for the TOEFL?

In general, an ID must be an original document, not a photocopy. It must not be expired, and it must display the full name you used to register for the test. It must also have a photograph and a signature. Drivers licenses and government IDs are typical accepted IDs for US citizens.

IF YOU ARE NOT A US CITIZEN: Candidates who are not US citizens must present a current passport as identification. If your name does not appear in English language letters on the passport, you must also present a secondary ID, such as a license, student ID, or bill. If you are a permanent resident, you can present your green card, along with a supplementary ID (student ID, license, government ID). Candidates without proper identification will not be allowed to test.

We recommend that you review the TOEFL ID requirements and ensure you have all required documentation before registering for your test session. Click here to review ID requirements

What is TOEFL iBT my score out of?

Scores for each section of the TOEFL iBT fall between 0 and 30, with a total scaled score ranging between 0 and 120. Find detailed information on the scoring process, here.

How many schools/organizations/agencies can I send my TOEFL scores to?

As part of your $180 testing fee, you may send your scores to up to four TOEFL Destinationsbefore you arrive to take the test. Score report recipients can be added or deleted through the TOEFL iBT online registration system until 10pm (local test center time) on the day prior to the test date. For selections made after the 10pm deadline, there is a fee of $18 USD for each score report.

How can I find which universities, colleges, organizations, and/or agencies accept TOEFL scores?

When will my TOEFL iBT scores expire?

Your TOEFL iBT scores are valid for two years after your test date.

I have more questions about the TOEFL iBT. Where can I find answers to my questions?

Visit the official TOEFL FAQ page here.