TOEFL - National

Introduction

The TOEFL is a test published by Educational Testing Service (ETS).  It is used to evaluate the English proficiency of people whose native language is not English.  Thousands of universities and colleges in the United States and Canada require it for admission.  It is also required by many government organizations, scholarship programs, licensing or certification agencies, as well as English speaking schools overseas.

The National version of the TOEFL is offered on computer and is valid at any institution worldwide.  (The Institutional version is offered on paper and is only valid at the institution where it is taken.)

Schedule

The test is given several times a year at the Prometric Testing Center in Room 490 of the Student Services Building.  Test takers must pre-register to reserve their place.  Usually this must be done at least two months in advance during the Fall and Winter, and at least one month in advance during the Spring and Summer.

Registering

Candidates may register over the telephone with a credit card by calling either the national Prometric registration number at 800-967-1100, or the local University of Utah Prometric Testing Center at 801-581-7310.

Those who prefer to pay with a check may obtain mail-in registration materials from the Testing Center lobby in room 450 of the Student Services Building.  These materials may also be obtained from the TOEFL website.  Another option is to simply register in person at the University of Utah Prometric Testing Center in room 490 of the Student Services Building.

Preparing

Study materials are available in most major bookstores.  Many libraries also carry such items.

Taking the Test

Test takers go to the Prometric Testing Center, located in room 490 of the Student Services Building.   They should arrive early and have their passport with them.

Scores

Scores are usually mailed out from ETS about two to three weeks after the test is taken.

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