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TOEFL iBT information

What is TOEFL iBT - Internet-Based Test Of English as a Foreign Language?

The TOEFL iBT measures how well you read, listen, speak and write in English and use these skills together.

To become more familiar with how the TOEFL iBT is structured and what types of questions are on the test, visit the TOEFL iBT website.

Please check the TOEFL website for updates. Test date availability and registration must be made via the TOEFL iBT website.

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Registration information

The test fee for the internet-based TOEFL iBT test is US$245. You must pay by credit card online.

Online registration for TOEFL iBT

To register for the internet-based TOEFL test go to the TOEFL registration page.

When you apply for TOEFL iBT, you must become a TOEFL site user, and fill in an online form.

Once you become a TOEFL site user, you must remember your username and password for next time.

It is much easier and faster to access the registration site once you create an account with TOEFL.

If you are having problems with registration, download the step-by-step tutorial guide from ETS.

How to Register for the TOEFL iBT Online

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Important identification information on test day

Your identification will be checked before you are admitted.

The name given when you registered must match the name on your passport.

You will receive an email confirmation letter from ETS TOEFL.

This letter will contain more details about your test.

Please remember that you MUST BRING YOUR PASSPORT to the test.

If you do not bring your passport you will not be able to sit the test.

No exceptions will be made.All enquiries regarding TOEFL tests must be made directly via the TOEFL website.

For information about TOEFL iBT rescheduling, cancellations or refunds, please see the TOEFL website.

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Arriving from out of town

If you are flying to Dunedin to take the TOEFL iBT test, please make sure you allow plenty of time to get to the test centre.

It takes aproximately 30 minutes by taxi or 45 minutes by airport shuttle to get from the airport to the University of Otago Language Centre.

You can book your shuttle online at, or catch a taxi at the airport.

The earliest you will finish your test is approximately 6pm.

Please remember that candidates are checked into the test one at a time and it takes about 45 minutes to check in all candidates.

If you are coming from out of town, the administrator will try to check you in first, so please arrive early.

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Further information

With your registration you also gain membership in TOEFL®access, the online international student community for those planning to study in countries where English is the primary language of instruction.

Members receive monthly email newsletters containing valuable study-related articles through the community web site.

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