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TOEFL Accommodations: Resources, Links, and Instructions

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TOEFL accommodations for ETS disabilities - magoosh

There are quite a few accommodations available to TOEFL test-takers with disabilities. You’ll find those ETS disabilities accommodations listed on the page for available TOEFL iBT accommodations. For contact info and instructions, see the TOEFL Bulletin Supplement for Test-Takers with Disabilities and Health-Related Needs.

What do I need to apply for TOEFL accommodations?

If you plan to apply for accommodations, make sure to apply early. It will take some time for ETS to review your documentation and make a decision. The same applies to students applying for fee waivers. To apply for accommodations, you’ll need:

  • Identify the specific accommodations that you need and will apply for
  • Collect documentation of your disability (examples here)
  • Fill out the Testing Accommodations Request Form
  • Register! Don’t forget that you have to apply before you register for the test. Once your accommodation is approved, ETS will send you info on how to register. You can use our post on TOEFL test dates for additional guidance.
  • Make sure to allow six weeks for a decision

Possible Accommodations

Possible ETS disabilities accommodations include:

  • Screen magnification
  • Selectable background and foreground colors
  • Braille
  • Oral interpreter
  • Sign Language interpreter
  • Large print (test book and/or answer sheet)
  • Recorded audio
  • Human reader
  • Extended time
  • Extra breaks

Where do I apply for TOEFL accommodations?

Email:
disability.reg@ets.org

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Mail:
ETS Disability Services
P.O. Box 6054
Princeton, NJ 08541-6054 USA

Courier Service:
ETS Disability Services
225 Phillips Boulevard
Ewing, NJ 08628-1426 USA

How to use Magoosh to simulate TOEFL accommodations

You can add extra time to your practice tests on Magoosh. First go to the Account tab on the upper right and choose Profile:

Simulate TOEFL accommodations on Magoosh profile - magoosh

Then select the green Edit Account Information button on the bottom left:

Edit Magoosh account to simulate TOEFL accommodations - magoosh

And then select the time change you want:

Choose extra time for TOEFL accommodations - magoosh

NOTE: Special thanks to Matt Slayton in Magoosh Student Help for doing the initial research and assisting with the writing.

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