Students who take a TOEFL test on or after 26 October 2019 will be able to view their TOEFL score online approximately six days after the test date, cutting the previous 10-day wait period almost in half. Official score reports will also be sent to institutions faster, as early as nine days after the test date.
According to Srikant Gopal, Executive Director of the TOEFL Program at ETS, the change will benefit both students and educational institutions, granting them more flexibility. He said:
Executing a faster score turnaround was a major priority for us based on the feedback we’ve heard from students and institutions. Shortening the waiting period for retesting and adding afternoon test sessions provided students with additional opportunities to test sooner and more frequently if they need to. Therefore, creating a faster score reporting process to accompany those just made sense – something that is beneficial for both students and institutions.
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Coinciding with the change in score reporting, students worldwide can now download the TOEFL official app through the Apple App Store or Google Play. The app will offer similar features to students’ online accounts, including:
- Test Registration – search for “test centers near me” and find open seats in a two-month period
- Test Prep – purchase comprehensive guides and a link to free practice material, including a full-length practice test and TOEFL Insider’s Guide online course
- Scores – view score reports from all valid test administrations, including MyBest scores, and send additional score reports to designated institutions
- Disability Accommodation – submit requests for disability or health-related needs accommodation and view the status of current and past requests
The TOEFL app meets students where they are by providing them with a convenient and streamlined way to access many components of the test experience on their mobile devices, from registration and test prep through score delivery.
ETS’s Srikant Gopal also added that the organization will continue to look for meaningful ways to improve the test-taking experience for students and institutions.
About the TOEFL test
The TOEFL test of academic English is welcomed by more than 10,000 institutions in over 150 countries worldwide and is universally accepted in popular English-speaking destinations like the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, and by over 98% of universities in the UK.