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TOEFL : Scores
Receiving and Understanding Your Scores
Your TOEFL test payment entitles you to
- one printed examinee's score record
- up to four official score reports that ETS will send directly to the institutions or agencies you designate when registering for the test
Score recipients can be added or deleted online up until 10 p.m., Eastern Time (New York) on the day prior to the test date. ETS will send an examinee score record to you and official score reports to institutions 15 business days after you take the test. The printed score report that is mailed to you will contain all of the final section scores as well as your total score.
For the Internet-based test, you will receive four section scores and a total score:
- Reading (0-30)
- Listening (0-30)
- Speaking (0-30)
- Writing (0-30)
- Total Score (0-120)
In addition to numeric scores, your examinee score record also includes performance feedback that indicates your performance level and a description of the kinds of tasks that test takers within the reported range can typically do. Your scores are based on your performance on the questions in the test. You must answer at least one question in each Reading and Listening section, write at least one essay, and complete at least one Speaking task to receive an official score report.
Timeframe for Valid Scores
- TOEFL scores are valid for two years from the test date.
- If it has been more than two years since you last took TOEFL, you must take it again to have scores reported.
Canceling TOEFL Scores
At the end of the test session, you are given the option to cancel your scores. Consider very carefully before canceling your scores. If you do cancel your scores, they will NOT be reported to you or any institutions, and no refund will be made.
If you cancel your scores, you may have them reinstated, provided that your request is received at ETS within 10 days of your test date.
You may reinstate your scores by contacting TOEFLŪ Services by
The fee for reinstatement is $20. Your request should include your
- date of birth
- daytime phone number
- registration number
- payment (see Acceptable Forms of Payment).
Scores are reinstated and reported online about two weeks after your request is received. Your score report is mailed shortly thereafter.
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