TOEFL Exam Registration: What is TOEFL Registration NumberUpdated on 28 September, 2022
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Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is one of the most popular English language proficiency tests taken by non-native speakers willing to enroll in colleges/universities in English-speaking countries. The TOEFL registration is done by students who are planning to pursue higher education abroad. It is recommended for students to register 3 to 4 months in advance to experience a better chance of reserving the right test location and date. Walk-in registrations are not permitted at examination centers. International students can appear for the test by registering themselves through the online official website, phone, or by mail.
TOEFL exam registration should be done four months prior to the examination date, as walk-in registrations are not allowed. Photo ID proofs like passports are compulsory while registering. Here’s the complete guide to register for TOEFL exam through different modes of registration:
Registration through the official website is the easiest way to register for the TOEFL examination. Students can register through the TOEFL official website by creating an ETS account. When students choose to apply online, they can register without any time obligations. Also, students can access the map options to reach the test centers.
Find below the detailed steps of TOEFL registration through the online mode with an ETS account:
TOEFL exam registration by phone can be done until 5 pm as per local test center timing. It is applicable only for working days, and the weekends are off.
While students are generally recommended to register for TOEFL at least four months before the desired date of examination. Listed below are the TOEFL exam registration deadlines.
The TOEFL registration fee is $190. The acceptable methods of payment vary on the method by which the registration is done - online, by phone, or by email. Listed below are the acceptable modes of payment as per every method of registration.
Paper Check or Money Order
Electronic Check (e-check)
Credit Card/Debit Card
TOEFL is conducted over 60 times a year at authorized test centers across the world. International students need to choose one mode of registration among the online, email, or phone. They must register for the TOEFL examination at least four months before to get a convenient test center and examination timing. There are various modes of TOEFL iBT registration, and students can choose the one that best suits them.
TOEFL is a leading examination that is designed to test the English language proficiency and ability of international students that do not have English as their first language for study. It is conducted 60 times a year, and assesses the ability of students in sections like writing, speaking, reading, and listening skills.
The TOEFL examination has no specific eligibility criteria in terms of age limit, educational qualification, and the number of attempts. It is a language proficiency examination for non-native English-speaking students for higher education. There is no prerequisite or any official eligibility criteria set by ETC ( TOEFL conducting body).
International students need to have a valid passport or any valid National photo ID proof to appear for the examination. The photo ID proof is used for the registration process and should be carried to the examination center as well.
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TOEFL registration number is the ‘appointment number’ mentioned at the top of the TOEFL iBT score report. The number has a few zeroes in the beginning and is referred by the universities and other institutions so that they can verify the official test results of the candidate.
To fill up the TOEFL registration form, students need to mention all the details that are mentioned in the photo ID proof. The name, date of birth, address, and parents’ name should be the same as mentioned in the ID if they are using a national ID or passport. After filling up the form, candidates need to set a username and a password and submit it.
The TOEFL registration fee is $190. Students failing to meet the deadline, need to pay a late registration fee of $40.
To add universities to their TOEFL profile, students need to log in to the ETS account and select the universities to their list of score recipients.
A candidate can cancel or change their TOEFL registration at latest four full days before the test date to receive a 50% refund. Students can cancel their TOEFL registration by logging in to their ETS account or if they had registered by phone, then they should provide the full name and appointment number used while registering.
The TOEFL registration number can be found at the top of the TOEFL iBT score report. It is the appointment number which has a few zeroes in the beginning.
The primary identification proof that is preferred in India for TOEFL registration is a valid passport with the candidate’s name and signature. However, now the ETS is also accepting the Aadhar Card.
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