19 Answered Questions for the topic language exams
To which department code should I send my TOEFL score?
I'm thinking about applying for some US physics graduate programs. In the graduate admission procedure about where to send the TOEFL scores, I've often read the sentence "use the institution code... more
How very high reading/listening but low speaking/writing TOEFL scores are usually judged on graduate admission?
Can you please let me know how following TOEFL scores are usually judged on graduate (mainly master) admission if a) minimum requirement is 100 and b) minimum total requirement is 80 and minimum... more
Can I submit an unofficial TOEFL score report if the official one won't be received by the university before the deadline?
It's been 8 days since my TOEFL scores were sent to me by ETS and I chose for them to be sent directly to the university I am applying. However, the official score reports won't be sent there... more
Can I use the sealed TOEFL score report I receive from ETS as an official score report?
ETS sends a score report to me after each TOEFL exam in a sealed envelope. And since I already have online access to my scores, I would like to know if I can use the sealed score report as an... more
How to deal with Educational Testing Service (ETS) inefficiency and awful post-exam service?
I took the TOEFL test more than three months ago (outside US). Well before my deadlines. But I haven't received the paper scores yet and I shall mail them to the admission committees as an... more
Are TOEFL requirements waived for foreigners with US bachelors degrees?
I notice that perhaps most US graduate programs require non-native English speakers to get a certain mark on the TOEFL. Is this requirement typically waived for students who completed their... more
Can a student be admitted to masters programme even if his/her English level is lower than the minimum requirements?
Recently, I just won a scholarship from my government for pursuing a master's degree in some Canadian universities. I checked the minimum requirements for the English level and I noticed that... more
Are both GRE and TOEFL a must for a PhD program in the US? Or only TOEFL will suffice?
I have completed my masters in English Literature from India and now want to do my PhD from the US. Should I take both the tests, i.e. TOEFL and GRE? Or only TOEFL will be enough? And if I need to... more
I have sit the TOEFL iBT for several times, Which one can I post: my most recent score or my best score?
I know that it's possible to pass the TOEFL iBT several times. However, it has been one hour since I looked for the answer on the web, but I don't manage to know if all the scores are sent to the... more
Do international students need to take the SAT and TOEFL to study in the US?
I am from Colombia and would like to do grad school in the United States. It seems in order to study I need to take the SAT and TOEFL exams? Is this correct or does it depend on the university?
How graduate admission committees choose between TOEFL scores?
I recently took the TOEFL test and my score didn't satisfy me, even the result is above the minimum requirement for almost all universities. If I will retake the test and send my new score for... more
Do admissions care how close a TOEFL score is to the minimum?
I work with some students who will attend graduate school in the US. The schools they are applying for list minimum required TOEFL scores. Some have just reached the minimum scores required for... more
Is it possible for an individual's TOEFL score to decrease between exams?
I heard that if you take TOEFL exam several time your score will never decrease. Is it correct? It seems rational, if TOEFL is a standard test, its difficulty level should be equal in all exams.... more
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Should I take the TOEFL exam if I have graduated from a high school in the U.S.?
I am currently a B.Tech. student in India, and am applying for Master's courses in the U.S. I took the GRE exam a week ago. Does having graduated from high school in the U.S., where English is the... more
How likely is it that PhD application is not reviewed by professors if TOEFL minimum isn't met?
I am applying to doctoral programs and I have a worry about the application. Since I found that my TOEFL score does not meet the minimal requirement set by a school that I am applying to, I am... more
Do I need to send two official copies of toefl/gre scores to a US school?
I'm applying two programs in different departments in one university simultaneously. One department has a department code and the other has not. Do I need to send two official copies of toefl/gre... more
TOEFL or IELTS - Which is more likely to be substituted for the other?
English is sadly my only language even though my parents and majority of my relatives are bilingual, and I completed my bachelor's and master's in a university where the medium of instruction is... more
Do I need to take the TOEFL Exam?
I studied in the US up until the 6th grade, came back to India, completed high school here and finished a bachelor degree in computer science here in India. All my education in India was completed... more
Are there US universities that do not need GRE and TOEFL score for admission in PhD in Mathematics?
I have completed my Bachelor's degree (3 years) in Mathematics and pursuing MSc(2 years). Currently I am in final year and expect to obtain MSc degree in next May. I am willing to do my PhD (in... more