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Are You Also Studying for the TOEFL?

Hello Magooshers!

Since you’re reading our GRE blog, we know you’re probably planning to take the GRE. 🙂 But, if you’re an international student, you’ll likely need to take the TOEFL as well (and if you don’t know, you can find out if you need to take the exam here).

For those of you who do need to take the exam, I encourage you to check our TOEFL blog. It’s got some great tips and resources, from a study schedule to an infographic that tells you what score you need to get into your dream school.

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If you have any questions about the TOEFL, please let us know; we’re happy to help. 🙂

As always, happy studying!


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3 Responses to Are You Also Studying for the TOEFL?

  1. sm March 20, 2015 at 5:39 am #

    good post.
    pls suggest good way to ensure good marks in gre vocab section for an international student.

  2. Mireille March 19, 2015 at 12:15 pm #

    …I almost had to take the TOEFL, as well! Luckily, I found out there is one peculiar way to go around this requirement. It turns out that sometimes, even very prestigious universities, have a way to get this requirement waived!! My advice is — if you exhaust all resources with Registration / Admission… also check with the…Department. Contact the Director of the Department for instance. It turns out that, if Admissions receives a waiver request from the Department for a certain student, then they can do miracles! 🙂

    Of course, you will still need to convince the Director that your level is above the threshold. Have him / her look at your file, transcripts, work experience, letters of recommendation, Personal Statement and so on… You might be tempted to do so with Admissions first…and that’s fine, too. With some universities, it might actually work. If it doesn’t, do not give up. Try the Department next. It worked in my case!

    • Margarette Jung
      Margarette March 23, 2015 at 2:42 pm #

      Thanks for this, Mireille! 🙂 Great tip!

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