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Questions tagged [toefl]

Questions about Test of English as a Foreign Language, which is an international standard test of English language proficiency, which is globally accepted by educational institutes, organizations and companies. This test is in forms of paper based test, computer-based test and internet-based test.

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TOEFL Score and Teaching Assistantship

How does my TOEFL score affect my odds of being granted a TA in US Universities? I'm an international student BTW.
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After Ph.D. do I still need to take a Toefl test to prove my English capability [closed]

I hold a Ph.D. degree obtained from an Asian country and I am applying for an Australia work visa. I have no problem with using English (I've written my Master's and Ph.D. theses in English and have ...
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TOEFL Validity for TA and RA

I am planning to join a graduate program in the year 2020.I want to apply for the position of TA/RA and got to know that TOEFL is important for get such positions. I am planning on giving my TOEFL in ...
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Do I have to sit again for TOEFL?

I want to apply for (top) US Phd programs until this December for being potentially admitted in September 2019. This personal information is relevant to my question: Bachelors in non English-...
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What happens if my TOEFL score is only 2-3 points lower than the minimum? [duplicate]

I will apply a bachelors programme. Deadline is very close and my scores will be announced one day before the deadline. My TOEFL score is probably 2-3 points lower than the required score. I have ...
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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?
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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 ...
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TOEFL and citizenship

I see from a university website that "if you are not a citizen of one of the following countries..." [a list of countries], "you will need to take the TOEFL before enrolling." (USA is not on the list,...
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When and how should I choose universities which will get my exam scores? [closed]

I'm going to apply for a graduate programs (PhD) that require TOEFL, GRE General and GRE Subject tests. Since deadlines for most programs in USA or Europe are somewhere in December-January and two ...
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Online Masters in the US without GRE and TOEFL [closed]

I am a full-time Software Development Engineer and am looking to pursue Masters in Computer Science through an online learning program from a reasonably reputed University. Georgia Tech's OMS came ...
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How to send TOEFL score to a particular department?

I am applying to the Ph.D. program in McGill. As it says at the end of this page, we have to send our TOEFL score to the department. But in the ETS website I cannot find the department, I can only ...
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What is the importance of TOEFL and GRE?

I am bachelor in technology student from India. I would like to pursue higher education subject to my selection based on merit, i.e scholarship. I know there are many criteria, among which getting ...
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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 ...
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What department group should be selected for Computer Science / Software Engineering? [closed]

I need to apply for MS (Computer Science / Software Engineering)in USA. While filling out the universities, what department group should I select? Will it be Physical Sciences or Any Department Not ...
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How will the graduate committee regard two different TOEFL or GRE scores sent to them? [closed]

Suppose a student gets two GRE and toefl scores and he can't decide which scores are more suitable for sending, so he sent all of them anyway. The students may want to decide recipients of their ...
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Why are language test scores requirements sometimes higher for undergraduate than graduate admission?

I’ve been searching for the graduate requirements of some university. As regards the language test scores, TOEFL>90 or IELTS>7 are necessary. However, I stumbled upon undergraduate requirements: TOEFL>...
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Exemptions to taking IELTS/TOEFL/Regular GRE

IELTS/TOEFL I haven't read up on IELTS/TOEFL, and I don't want to waste time on that if I don't have to. As far as I know, they are testing your fluency in English. Generally: Is a significant ...
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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 official ...
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Would creating an online flash card deck for GRE study help overcome a weak TOEFL score?

My TOEFL score is 85, but the minimum requirement of the school I'm applying to is 90. My GRE verbal score is also not very good. However, I have dedicated a month to contribute to the community of ...
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How to send electronic TOEFL scores to institutions?

This is the paper result, right?(I just randomly entered a university) So...how can I let ETS send them the electronic result after the score had come out?...0.0
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proof of english proficiency

I'm from an English speaking country where my education was predominately in English. I'm currently in the process of applying for studies abroad and they have requested me to provide a document of ...
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How to prepare enough material for my class?

I have recently been admitted to teach some TOEFL courses in an institute and the course I lecture is reading and writing. According to the institute policy, each teacher is free to have his/her own ...
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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 in ...
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which one have more importance to US PhD program ?TOEFL and GRE or publication records [duplicate]

I have got my BS and master both with honor with good GPAs. But Now I want to know which of these have more importance to US PhD program in Computer engineering. TOEFL and GRE or publication records. ...
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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 obligatory ...
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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 before ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Can a student be admitted to masters programme even if his/her English level is lower than the minimum requirements? [duplicate]

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 almost ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ****,...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 bachelors ...
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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. For ...
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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 ...
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What can I do after giving GRE and TOEFL exams?

I just gave my GRE and TOEFL examination this month. I am willing to apply for MS in Computer Science in the USA for the fall of 2014 course. The problem is that I don't seem to understand how to go ...