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How to Send TOEFL Scores to Universities

Making sure your TOEFL scores arrive at universities on time is, of course, incredibly important; you don’t want to do anything to jeopardize your chances of getting into your dream school. So, here’s how to send TOEFL scores — everything you need to know, in one convenient place!

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A Note on Recent Changes to the TOEFL Score Report

As the post at the top of this pages discusses, the TOEFL has been updated! That update includes some beneficial changes to the score report. In short, if a student takes the TOEFL more than once, their score report will show their best scores from each time they took the exam. This means that score reports for exams taken after August 1, 2019 will always show a student’s top section scores. You can read more about this here and here.

How do I designate universities to send my score report to?

Before the big day, you should log into your ETS TOEFL iBT account and add universities to your list of score recipients. You can add four schools for free — but only if you do this before 10 p.m. on the day before your test. After 10 p.m., you can choose to send additional score reports for $19 each. Here’s a list of all of the schools that currently accept TOEFL scores. To select universities, click on the “Order Score Reports” link on the left side of your account home page. To change universities, click on the “View Order(s).”

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How do I send scores after my test?

If you want to send scores after your test date, the method is the same as above! 🙂 The only difference is that you’ll have to pay $19 for each additional score report you send.

How many years are my scores valid for?

Your TOEFL scores will be valid for two years. If you wait more than two years after your exam to send your reports, you’ll have to take the test again.

How long will it take my scores to arrive at universities?

Your scores will be sent out approximately 13 days after your test. Once they’re in the mail, it will take about 7-10 days for them to reach their destinations. This is only if you’re mailing your scores to universities in the US, though. If you mail your scores to universities outside the United States, you should allow 4-6 weeks for delivery. When planning for your deadlines, remember: scores are put in the mail 13 days after your test AND then take 7-10 days (or 4-6 weeks internationally) to be mailed.

Are my scores high enough?

That depends on the requirements at the specific universities you are applying to. You can learn more about TOEFL score requirements here, but you should also check the websites of the programs you will send your scores to—minimum scores are often listed online.  And if you need a higher score, Magoosh TOEFL can help!

Let us know if you have any questions about this in the comments below. 🙂

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234 Responses to How to Send TOEFL Scores to Universities

  1. Meraj February 18, 2015 at 11:53 pm #

    thank you.

    I have some question for you Rachel!

    1- are we able to cancel sending scores after the test, if we select universities befor the test?

    2- how our scores will calculate if we take the test several times?

    • Lucas Fink
      Lucas February 19, 2015 at 11:30 am #

      I can answer those. 🙂

      1) No. If you select schools to send scores for free before the test, you have until 10 p.m. the day before the test to change/delete the schools. After that time, any TOEFL scores that you get will be sent to all the free schools listed for that specific test date.
      2) Previous test scores don’t influence other scores. The score reports are sent separately. If you choose in June to send your June test score to school A, then send your November test score to school A again, they will see both scores. BUT if you do not select any free score reports, and pay to choose after you take the test, you can choose which test date’s report you want to send. The other dates’ reports will not be sent. So if I you take a June test, then a November test, and don’t choose any schools until December, then in December you can choose whether to send June scores or November scores (but you have to pay $19 for each school you send to). See more here.

      • Nicolas July 10, 2016 at 10:02 pm #


        Are you 100% sure about this? So for Admission departments it is impossible to know how many times and what were the scores of my TOEFL attempts?

        • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
          Magoosh Test Prep Expert July 12, 2016 at 1:14 pm #

          Yes, different score reports can definitely be sent separately. And one score report won’t have nay information about previous TOEFL scores on it.

          • Sachin December 13, 2016 at 1:23 am #

            Hello, I have given TOEFL 2 times.
            1st attempt: I got 15 in reading section and 25 in speaking section.
            2nd attempt: I got 25 in reading and 15 in speaking. I got more than 22 in other sub section in both the attempts. The university that I am planning to apply for requires minimum of 17 in all the section. Is it possible to send 2 score cards to same university? So that I can prove, I got more than their cut off score. Help!

          • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
            Magoosh Test Prep Expert December 13, 2016 at 9:56 am #

            Hi Sachin,

            Very few universities will accept two combined-but-separate TOEFL score reports to prove your English ability; it’s likely you’ll have to actually retake the exam another time. I’m sorry to give you that bad news, as this situation certainly does sound frustrating. 🙁

            One last point though– sometimes individual universities have surprising policies, or are willing to be flexible on score reporting and score requirements. So I strongly encourage you to contact your school and ask them if they’ll accept your two score reports, as you’v;e described. It can’t hurt to ask, and the worst they could say is “no.”

          • simone June 22, 2017 at 5:57 am #

            Hi, I have tried to give my 4 free score recipients, however when i go to the order page, Im being charged 80$ for it .

          • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
            Magoosh Test Prep Expert June 22, 2017 at 8:03 am #

            Hi Simone,

            You can only send them for free on the day of the test from the test center. If you are doing it after your test day, you have to pay. :/

        • Roopali Verma April 9, 2019 at 2:53 am #

          I understand that TOEFL/IELTS only give 4 free university. Can i put in different universities for every attempt i take. It is very risky to only rely on 4 University to get admitted.

          • David Recine
            David Recine April 9, 2019 at 6:40 am #

            Anytime you take the test, you can send your scores to four new universities if you want. However, you definitely shouldn’t retake the test just so you can get four more “free” score reports. It costs $170 to take the TOEFL, but it only costs $19 to purchase an extra TOEFL score report for an extra university. So for the cost of retaking the TOEFL (which also requires a time commitment for studying), you could simply send your scores to about 9 additional universities.

      • farjana October 13, 2017 at 9:27 am #

        i have registered for nov test but i did not choose free test score report then. now is october still a few weeks left .Can i send score for free ?

        • David Recine
          David Recine October 17, 2017 at 9:30 am #

          Yes, you can. As long as you select your 4 free score recipients before 10pm the night before the test, scores can be sent free of charge. 🙂

          • rishabh December 15, 2017 at 11:54 pm #

            i am not able to send free scores at present on 16 th dec,2017, 1:23 pm….and my test is tomorrow on 17th dec……why i am not able to send thge scores for free……they are charging me for it……..???????

          • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
            Magoosh Test Prep Expert December 16, 2017 at 10:25 am #

            Hi Rishabh,

            I’m sorry that you’re having trouble! I’m not sure what’s going on here–we are a test prep company and are not affiliated with ETS. I recommend that you contact ETS as soon as possible to ask them about this irregularity!

      • Lunghar Raikhan April 22, 2019 at 11:21 am #

        I have received my TOEFL score but my university hasn’t received it yet. I filled in the correct code. Is it that, the university gets the score later or is there a problem.

        • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
          Magoosh Test Prep Expert May 3, 2019 at 3:41 pm #

          Hi Lunghar,

          The school might receive the score after you do, or their system might not have updated immediately. If you have questions about whether or not your score will reach your school, I recommend contacting the school directly or getting in touch with ETS.

      • enea December 28, 2019 at 12:45 am #

        iF I send my TOEFL scores 5 days before the unuversity application deadline, willthey arrive in time. Can I do something so that my application counts even though the toefl scores may be delayed?

        • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
          Magoosh Test Prep Expert January 24, 2020 at 9:52 am #

          Hi Enea,

          Scores are put in the mail 13 days after your test and then take 7-10 days (or 4-6 weeks internationally) to be mailed. I recommend that you contact the school directly to ask them about their policy on receiving scores after the deadline. 🙂

    • Geetha December 16, 2016 at 11:28 am #


      I want to know can i change the first 4 universities that i have already selected? Or will that also cost a fee? (P.S.:
      I intend to change the universities well before the 1 day deadline)….Please help

  2. Francis Salethu Raja July 19, 2015 at 6:35 am #

    Hi how are you. I am applying for Denmark visa and they asked me for my toefl score to sent to the immigration office. But I cannot find them in the recipient list. How can I send my score if I cannot find them in the recipient list. Thanks

    • Rachel Wisuri
      Rachel Wisuri July 20, 2015 at 1:26 pm #

      Hi Francis!

      I’d suggest emailing the embassy or immigration office to ask them. 🙂 They’ll have the most accurate and up to date information!

    • Diana October 12, 2015 at 1:56 pm #

      Hi Francis, I’m applying for a Swiss visa and have the same issue. Did you figure it out?

      • Huma Majeed March 3, 2019 at 2:12 pm #

        I am going to take toefl test on 8th of march and i have to send toefl test score upto 27 march at Uk university. But i just read on toefl website that it will take 4_6 weeks to mail test score. Plzz help me if any there is any way to mail test score as soon as possible on urgent case..

        • David Recine
          David Recine March 4, 2019 at 10:43 am #

          That is a bit tricky. If you take the test on March 8, you’ll be able to view your own score report online on March 18, but the official score report won’t be generated until March 21 (source: Rachel’s TOEFL Test Dates blog post). From there, you have just 4 business days until March 27!

          Fortunately, there are a few possible options you can explore. If your UK university is able to receive TOEFL scores electronically, they may be able to get your official score report in time. (For details, see my post on how to send TOEFL scores electronically.) In addition, some universities will temporarily accept a screenshot or file of your personal TOEFL score report (the unofficial one that you’ll get on March 18), while they wait for your official scores to come through.

          In either case, you’ll want to contact your university directly to ask them what is possible. Good luck! And if you get a chance, come back here to the comments and let us know how it went, Huma!

  3. Ami September 7, 2015 at 9:04 pm #


    I have given my TOEFL exam and wish to send my score reports to US universities. However, I am unable to add any score recipients in the ‘View Order(s)’ link.
    How do I proceed?

    • Rachel Wisuri
      Rachel Wisuri September 15, 2015 at 10:10 am #

      Hi Ami,

      This sounds like a problem with the ETS website. 🙁 I’d suggest logging out of your account, closing all of your browsing windows, and trying again. If the problem persists, you’ll need to contact ETS.

  4. Samuel Anim Yeboah September 9, 2015 at 12:39 am #

    Hello How are you, My name is Samuel Anim Yeboah, I have once taken TOEFL test in 2004 in Ghana, but unfortunately i have misplaced my results slip. I want to know if there is a possibility of having a copy because i need it urgently to attach to my documents for school. Thank you and hoping to hear from you soon. Good day

    • Rachel Wisuri
      Rachel Wisuri September 15, 2015 at 10:14 am #

      Hi Samuel,

      In this case, I would recommend contacting ETS — they are the only ones who may have record of your exam results.

      However, that said, TOEFL results are only valid for 2 years, so if the school you are applying to requires valid results, you’ll need to take the exam again.

      Best of luck!

  5. jaffer September 12, 2015 at 7:20 pm #

    I have toefl exam on septemeber 13th 2015 and deadlines of most of the universities I applied are on 1st October. I want to know by any chance if they can reach on or before the deadline. Also, as I have already sent rest of the documents so is there a way I can ask them for giving 4-5 days grace time for the scores to reach them.

    Thank you

    • Rachel Wisuri
      Rachel Wisuri September 15, 2015 at 10:07 am #

      Hi Jaffer,

      You’re going to be cutting it REALLY close with that deadline — typically, scores take, minimum, 20 days to arrive at universities (scores are released 13 days after your exam, and then take at least 7 days in the mail). That’s best case scenario.

      I’d suggest contacting the school you’re applying to and telling them about your situation. If they know your scores are on their way, they might be flexible with the deadline. 🙂

      Best of luck!

  6. Manthan September 15, 2015 at 10:16 pm #

    Is it possible for me to see the scores before sending them out to the schools? I mean I don’t want the schools to see my scores until I find them satisfactory enough to be sent.So,Can I just not fill the recipient list in my ETS account, and fill it afterwards when the results are out? Can I use those four free choices, after taking the test?

    • Rachel Wisuri
      Rachel Wisuri September 18, 2015 at 10:07 am #

      Hi Manthan,

      Unfortunately, you won’t be able to use the 4 free score reports AFTER you take the test. You have to select the recipients BEFORE your test date if you want the free reports.

      If you want to wait to see your score, you’ll need to pay to send the score reports. :/

      • dipendra May 19, 2016 at 2:55 am #

        even i tried but how do i pay for the four free university score reports

        • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
          Magoosh Test Prep Expert May 21, 2016 at 3:26 pm #

          If you tried to get your four score reports before the deadline for free score reporting (10pm on the day before the exam), it should have worked. But if something went wrong and the process didn’t work, contact TOEFL Customer Service. They should be able to help you figure out what went wrong and help you get your four free TOEFL score reports sent out.

  7. Arun September 16, 2015 at 2:44 am #


    I had undertaken the TOEFL exam in India on Sep 5th 2015, and the results got published on 15th Sep. How long will it take for the scores to be sent to the universities I had selected earlier? Any way to track the status.?? There is no change in the list i had updated.. It is still shown as ordered besides the university name

    • Rachel Wisuri
      Rachel Wisuri September 18, 2015 at 10:05 am #

      Hi Arun,

      It will take at least 7-10 days for your scores to arrive at the universities, but it’s possible it will take longer.

      In order to track the status, I’d suggest emailing ETS. 🙂

    • hadi October 30, 2015 at 5:20 pm #

      Is it possible to request FREE official score report to be sent to the four universities AFTER the test( immediately, after the test has finished) to the responsible staff during the test event or Is it only restricted for the participant to request it PRIOR TO the test ( the day before) ?
      So, I will have a better insight about my test before decide to send it.


  8. Shradha September 16, 2015 at 4:15 am #


    If I take up the TOEFL exam in Jan, is it possible to send the score to free universities when fall deadline opens up. (say after 6 months). ?

    Or will I be charged for sending score to every university after the test ?


    • Rachel Wisuri
      Rachel Wisuri September 18, 2015 at 10:04 am #

      Hi Shradha,

      Unfortunately, you’ll be charged if you send your score reports anytime after your exam.

      In your case, even though you’ll be sending your scores to universities REALLY early, you should still go ahead and arrange for them to be sent before your test — universities will simply put your scores on file until you’re ready to complete the rest of your application. 🙂

  9. Ishan K September 23, 2015 at 12:13 pm #


    I want to send email to an unlisted institute. I contacted TOEFL and they gave the below procedure, but the button mentioned in point 6 “add an unlisted recipient” does not exists on my screen. Any advice?

    Dear Candidate,

    Please be informed that in case you wish to send the scores to an institute which is not listed under TOEFL list, kindly follow the following steps:

    1) Login to your TOEFL iBT profile, accessed through the TOEFL website at
    2) Click “Register for a test/Order score reports”
    3) Click “TOEFL Services”. Click “Continue”.
    4) Click “Additional Score Report(s)”
    5) Select the appropriate test date. Click “Continue”.
    6) Now, you can click for the option “Add an unlisted recipient” and update the full details of the institue to which scores have to be sent.
    7) You may add another score recipient in same order.
    8) Click “Continue”.
    9) Click” Confirm Order”.
    10) Enter credit card details. Click “Submit Payment”.

    • Lucas Fink
      Lucas Fink September 28, 2015 at 1:38 pm #

      Hi Ishan,

      I believe that you can only send scores to an unlisted school after you have taken the test. In other words, I think it is impossible to choose an unlisted school as one of the four free score reports. If you haven’t yet taken the test, that would be why “add unlisted recipient” doesn’t appear for you. But if you want to be sure, I recommend asking ETS directly. 🙂

      • Zehra March 14, 2016 at 3:11 am #

        With this procedures are they sending our reports electronically? Can you please help me with that, I am running out of time 🙁

  10. Ujjwal September 29, 2015 at 10:27 pm #

    How to correct my date of in my score report?
    I have contacted ETS but they only changed my date of birth in my online TOEFL account.
    Is it really a big problem for me to get admission in case of slight mistake in date of birth?

    • Lucas Fink
      Lucas Fink September 30, 2015 at 9:33 am #

      That’s tricky! I don’t believe it would cause any issue—especially not if you notified the schools you were applying to of the discrepancy and your attempt to fix it via ETS. But to be honest, this is a rare problem, and I’m not certain. I’d definitely recommend emailing ETS once more to try to get it completely sorted. Good luck!

  11. Top October 3, 2015 at 7:58 am #


    i took the Test twice,and both times i sent my scores to 4 Universities.The second time i had a worse score than the first one.I want to know which score these universities will take under consideration?The first which was the better or the last which was lower?

    Thanks in advance

    • Lucas Fink
      Lucas Fink October 12, 2015 at 3:40 pm #

      This depends on the school and program, but to my knowledge, they usually consider both scores, with more focus on the higher one. I’d definitely recommend contacting programs you’re applying to to be sure!

  12. Natalia October 5, 2015 at 11:25 am #


    How long do the universities keep the test scores?
    I will take the exam on Nov/2015 and I plan on applying in the end of 2016. Will they still have my scores when I apply?


    • Lucas Fink
      Lucas Fink October 12, 2015 at 4:07 pm #

      TOEFL scores are valid for two years. 🙂 If you want more info on how the timing of your applications at specific universities, I recommend emailing the programs that you’re interested in to find out more about their deadlines and which scores they consider.

  13. XYZ October 30, 2015 at 7:55 pm #

    I took my TOEFL in January and did not add any score recipients. Now i need to send my score to universities and to do so i added the universities and tried to pay for my scores being sent. But the thing is they are not processing my purchase and so i dont get the receipt confirmation and nor do they deduct the money from my credit card. I have been trying since two days but the same problem persists. What should I do?

    • Rachel Wisuri
      Rachel Wisuri November 2, 2015 at 11:04 am #

      Hey there,

      I’m sorry to hear this! In this case, you’ll need to contact ETS — you should be able to find the email and phone number online. 🙂

  14. hadi October 30, 2015 at 11:59 pm #

    I was wondering if i am still be able to make up my decision of putting 4 universities free official report AFTER the test (literally, right away after i have finished my test on that day) rather than doing to PRIOR TO the test occur (the day before the 10 PM struck) ?

    • Rachel Wisuri
      Rachel Wisuri November 2, 2015 at 11:03 am #

      Hi Hadi,

      Unfortunately, you have to designate universities BEFORE the 10pm deadline. Here’s what ETS says about that:

      “For selections made after the 10 p.m. deadline, there is a fee of US$19 for each score report requested. Score recipients cannot be changed or deleted after the 10 p.m. deadline. “

  15. Pooja November 5, 2015 at 4:59 am #


    I wish to apply to six US universities. I can fill four during the filling TOEFL registration form. How am I supposed to send my scores to rest two universities?

    Does taking paper scores help?

    • Rachel Wisuri
      Rachel Wisuri November 5, 2015 at 10:39 am #

      Hi Pooja,

      You’ll need to order additional score reports, which you’ll have to pay for. You can do that on ETS’s website, and find more info here:

  16. Shristi November 9, 2015 at 10:31 am #

    Hi there,
    I am not able to send the scores.
    Whenever click on the ‘order score reports’ it opens the registration page. I gave the testin oct 2014
    What should i do?

    • Rachel Wisuri
      Rachel Wisuri November 12, 2015 at 10:32 am #

      Hi Shristi!

      In your case, I’d recommend contacting ETS — it sounds like there’s a problem with your account! 🙁

  17. Joel November 10, 2015 at 10:22 am #

    I have never taken TOEFL tests, and I don’t know how does the stuff with scores work. In my case, the university I want to apply to, ask me NOT to submit the language certificate by using TOEFL/TSE institution code, instead they ask me to make a scan of the certificate and put it directly in my application form. My question is if am I going to receive a certification or something like a PDF with my results after the exam? Or anything showing my scores I can use to send by myself??

    • David Recine November 12, 2015 at 9:59 pm #

      Yes, some universities and other organizations do ask for TOEFL scores in the way you’ve described, Joel. You should be able to receive an email regarding your TOEFL scores that can be converted to PDF, and you have the ability to download results form the ETS website that can also be formatted as a digital certificate. And of course, ETS can also mail you the results, so that you can send a scanned or printed copy to the university.

  18. Awais Mirza November 11, 2015 at 8:34 am #

    How to add TOEFL recipient university, if it does not have an institution code? The university wants to receive test score directly from ETS but says ‘no institute code is available’.

    When I search the university with its name, it says ‘no record match your search criteria’. Also, the university does not appear in the list of Austrian universities.

    I do have the address of the university.

    Please reply soon as I will have to enter the recipient before 10:00 hrs tomorrow (November 12, 2015).

    • David Recine November 12, 2015 at 10:10 pm #

      Hi Awais,

      What a frustrating situation! It’s uncommon, but not unheard of, for a university to accept TOEFL but not have a working TOEFL code. In these situations, you should be given an option to simply “custom choose” a recipient and request that ETS transmit your score results to a destination of your choice, either by mail or electronically. If you can’t see how to do this on the ETS site, contact the TOEFL administrators by phone tomorrow and they should be able to tell you how to send your scores without a TOEFL code. Go to this link: . Then select your country of residence form the dropdown menu, and the TOEFL customer service number you need to call will come up

  19. saketh November 11, 2015 at 10:52 pm #


    I took my exam last year and I am applying now. How long does it take for the ETS to send scores to the universities. Is it 3-5 business days as they mentioned? or does it take longer ?

    Thank you.

    • Rachel Wisuri
      Rachel Wisuri November 12, 2015 at 10:30 am #

      Hi Saketh,

      It can take longer than 3-5 business days for your scores to reach universities; typically, it takes about 7-10 days. If you’re worried that your scores won’t arrive on time, you should contact ETS to ask them for more information. 🙂

      Good luck!

    • David Recine November 12, 2015 at 10:04 pm #

      Hi Awais,

      What a frustrating situation! It’s uncommon, but not unheard of, for a university to accept TOEFL but not have a working TOEFL code. In these situations, you should be given an option to simply “custom choose” a recipient and request that ETS transmit your score results to a destination of your choice, either by mail or electronically. If you can’t see how to do this on the ETS site, contact the TOEFL administrators by phone tomorrow and they should be able to tell you how to send your scores without a TOEFL code. Go to this link: . Then select your country of residence form the dropdown menu, and the TOEFL customer service number you need to call will come up.

  20. Tanuka November 17, 2015 at 1:09 am #


    I have sent additional score reports for both GRE and TOEFL on Nov 2nd. In the application site of the university, I can see that GRE score was received on Nov 9th, but there is no update for TOEFL score. It’s 17th today and I think the scores should have reached by now. Could you tell me whom to contact regarding this?

    Thank you.

    • Rachel Wisuri
      Rachel Wisuri November 19, 2015 at 11:59 am #

      Hi Tanuka,

      In this case, you’ll need to contact ETS!

  21. Rasmus Boesgaard November 29, 2015 at 3:19 pm #


    I haven’t made a final decision on which universities to apply for yet, but now is a very good time for me to take the TOEFL test.

    If I take the test now, but don’t file for admissions before next fall/winter (fall 2017 admission), will the 4 free recipients have kept my scores then? Or would I have to send score reports again 12 months from now?

    Thank you.

    • David Recine December 4, 2015 at 3:37 pm #

      Hi Rasmus,

      Generally, if universities are sent your TOEFL score when they don’t have any other application materials on file for you, they won’t know what to do with the score reports and may delete them or throw them away. If you’d like to send score reports to universities you haven’t applied to yet, contact them in advance and see if they are willing to take your scores. let hem know that you haven’t finished the other parts of the application yet, and ask them if they can keep your score reports on file while you work on the rest of your application.

      Your comment is awaiting mo

  22. Manan Ghelani December 1, 2015 at 6:09 am #


    While sending my toefl scores to the university, I made a mistake by selecting “Department: For any other department not listed”

    As I wish to apply for masters in an engineering field, will I have to resend the scores to that university with it’s department code or it isn’t required as the university would have received the score?

    Thank you.

    • David Recine December 4, 2015 at 3:28 pm #

      I’ve found that usually as long as the score makes it to the university itself, the admissions office is able to quickly send it to the correct department. However, this doesn’t happen 100% of the time, and sometimes not specifying a department can create delays or complications. Contact the university you applied to. Explain what happened, and ask them if there’s anything you need to do to make sure your application is seen and properly processed.

    • David Recine December 4, 2015 at 3:37 pm #

      Hi Rasmus,

      Generally, if universities are sent your TOEFL score when they don’t have any other application materials on file for you, they won’t know what to do with the score reports and may delete them or throw them away. If you’d like to send score reports to universities you haven’t applied to yet, contact them in advance and see if they are willing to take your scores. let hem know that you haven’t finished the other parts of the application yet, and ask them if they can keep your score reports on file while you work on the rest of your application.

  23. Damanpreet December 2, 2015 at 8:36 am #


    While listing free universities, I entered correct university code but my department code was wrong. For instance, for UBC, univ. code is 0965 and dept code is 78. But for all 4 the universities, univ. code is correct but department code is 99. So do i need to submit my scores again to the universities

    • David Recine December 4, 2015 at 3:33 pm #

      Hi Damanpeet. In my own experience, getting the department code wrong is usually not a big issue. Most admissions offices will catch the mistake and forward your application to the right department. But it’s better to be safe than sorry. You should definitely contact the universities you’ve applied to and let them know about the contradiction in department codes. The universities will tell you if anything needs to be done to fix that.

  24. Sam December 14, 2015 at 12:24 pm #

    Why magoosh does not have a contact number? Please clarify

    • Rachel Wisuri
      Rachel Wisuri December 14, 2015 at 2:35 pm #

      Hey Sam!

      We do have a contact number, but we prefer that students email us at This is easiest since we’re located in California, but a lot of our students are located outside the US, so we don’t have to worry about time zones! 🙂

      • Sam December 14, 2015 at 6:11 pm #

        Thank you! I just purchased your product for IBT preparation.

        • Rachel Wisuri
          Rachel Wisuri December 17, 2015 at 10:20 am #

          Awesome! Welcome. 🙂

  25. Ruturaj December 16, 2015 at 7:22 am #

    I have applied to 3 universities. The deadline was 15th December. I have ordered gre and toefl scores to be sent to universities one day before the deadline. Is it okay that the scores reach the universities after the deadline?

    • David Recine December 18, 2015 at 7:30 am #

      Congratulations on finally reaching the application phase of your upcoming study-abroad experience! 🙂

      It’s generally best to send your TOEFL scores in before the application deadline. Some universities may be willing to wait until after the deadline for your TOEFL scores, if everything else has already been submitted. To know about this for sure, contact the admissions offices of the three universities you’ve applied to, and ask them if they can accept slightly late TOEFL scores.

  26. summerpage January 4, 2016 at 9:15 pm #

    I’ve made the biggest mistake of my life.
    The deadline for my application is 29th January. I’m applying for a school in Japan.
    However, I just ordered my score report yesterday. There is no way it can arrive on time.
    What should I do?
    Is there any way to make my report arrive sooner? I know that if they use the EMS service it may only take 3 days. Can I pay more money or contact them somehow?
    Please help me I totally desperate now.

    • David Recine January 8, 2016 at 2:54 pm #

      So sorry to hear this is happening to you! 🙁 There are several digital score reporting options that may work for getting your score to the school more quickly. ETS lists these here: . You’ll have to talk to your school to see if these are options. If you yourself have access to your score already— either via Internet or in print— your school may be willing to accept a forwarded copy directly from you. But this depends a lot on the school.

      To see if your school will accept the scores through a different delivery method, you’ll want to call them. It doesn’t hurt to explain your situation. Even if they don’t generally accept digital scores or scores directly from the test taker, it’s worth asking for an exception. You should also check and see if they may be willing to accept your scores a little late, so long as all the other application materials are in.

      It may also be a good idea to call TOEFL customer service, perhaps even by phone. A list of customer service contacts (which vary from country to country) is here: . If ETS can already see your scores, maybe a conference call between you them, and the admissions office at your university could help?

      Contact TOEFL and your school to troubleshoot this very worrisome problem. And if you can, come back here to the comments field and let us know how it goes.

  27. Ana January 9, 2016 at 6:23 pm #

    Hi everybody! I have a really big worry. I took the test in December 12, 2015. I registered online to take the TOEFL, and I chose to see my scores just online, I considered unnecessary to receive it at home because I can generate the PDF and print. But the thing is, that I don’t know if the University will receive my results by post mail or just electronically, because it was not specified how they are going to send the results, I just filled the University’s Toefl Code. I am really worried because the University requires the score paper to be delivered straight from ETS.

    Thanks in advance!

  28. Gulnaaz January 10, 2016 at 10:44 am #

    I appeared for my TOEFL exam, last April. I’d sent my scores to the university at that time. Now, after almost a year, I am sending the same scores to the same university. So will I’ve to pay for my TOEFL scores to be sent to them again or, will the university have my scores in their system?
    Please give me some clarity on this front.

    Thank you so much,

    • David Recine January 11, 2016 at 2:46 pm #

      Most university admissions offices will keep your previous scores on file for at least a year. But polices vary, and sometimes records can be lost or misplaced by accident. Contact your university to make sure they still have the scores you previously sent in.

    • David Recine January 11, 2016 at 3:01 pm #

      No worries Ana. The reason the TOEFL website doesn’t give you a choice between mailing or sending scores electronically because there IS no choice. If you enter your prospective university code to request that official scores be sent there, TOEFL will always send printed scores by mail. Your university’s requirements will be met. 🙂

  29. Majed January 12, 2016 at 10:33 am #


    How much time does it take for my TOEFL scores to be received ELECTRONICALLY by the universities that I listed as Score Recipients ?

    Thank you so much

    • David Recine January 14, 2016 at 10:02 pm #

      That’s a great question, Majed— and a surprisingly complicated one!

      As I mentioned above, official scores are sent ONLY by mail. However, ETS offers several ways for universities to view your unofficial scores online, before the official ones have arrived. By these electronic viewing methods, universities can view your unofficial scores as soon as you’re able to view them. A list of electronic score viewing services can be found here:

      These services are offered directly to universities, not to test takers. And admissions offices can only view your scores through these services if their university has purchased the service from ETS. So you’ll need to check with prospective universities to see if they’re able to electronically view your unofficial scores while they wait for the official scores to come in.

  30. Saifullahi Shehu Imam January 14, 2016 at 1:55 pm #

    Hello….I have taken toefl since December 19th, 2015 and the result is already out. I have successfully ordered for my result to be sent to a selected university in saudi arabia. Please how do I know if ETS has delivered the result, thank you.

  31. Tim January 20, 2016 at 2:40 pm #

    I am looking at how to send my test results to the university electronically, as it says that they must be submitted electronically and not by mail. When I select to send the scores to them, it says that they will mail it to the university. How do I make sure they submit the scores electronically? Thank you.

    • David Recine January 22, 2016 at 6:12 pm #

      Usually when a university asks for electronic scores, the school itself has direct access to electronic scores through ETS Data Manager, or server-to-server feed. (Details on these electronic reporting methods can be found here: )

      These two methods of electronic TOEFL score delivery are arranged directly between ETS and participating schools. If the university you’re applying to uses one of these services, you’ll probably need to give certain personal information directly to the university, so they can look up your score in ETS’s database.

      It’s also possible that the university wants you to receive the scores yourself, then send them scanned copies via fax or email. This is a much less common practice, but I’ve seen some schools accept TOEFL scores that way.

      Either way, you’ll need to contact your university and double check to see exactly what they want and what you need to do.

  32. James January 26, 2016 at 4:22 pm #

    Please I am have issues with viewing my recipient schools, that is, how can I view the schools I chose for my scores to be delivered to?
    Many thanks in advance.

    • David Recine
      David Recine January 28, 2016 at 9:07 pm #

      Sorry your’e having trouble viewing the schools you need to transmit your TOEFL scores to; that sounds frustrating. In cases like this, it’s hard to say whether this is a matter of technical problems with the ETS website or difficulty finding the right buttons to click on the interface. To make sure you get the best, most up-to-date technical help, your best option is to directly contact TOEFL customer service ( They can usually clear up issues like this fairly quickly.

  33. Nikta February 1, 2016 at 1:45 pm #


    I have taken the TOFEL Test 12/11/2015 and I have not recieved my score yet, I got an email 4 weeks ago from ETS and they mentioned that my test is under Administration review. Could someone please clarify what is administration review and how long more do I need to wait to get my official or unofficial score. I appreciate a response.

    • David Recine
      David Recine February 2, 2016 at 2:25 pm #

      Hi Nikta,

      That’s definitely an unusual situation. I’m sorry to hear you’re going through this. 🙁 It’s not common for scores to be held up in administrative review, but ETS does this in rare cases.

      “Administrative review” basically means that there’s been a delay in either the scoring of an exam or the releasing of the scores. The reasons for these delays can vary; administrative review covers quite a few different problems.

      If you get a message that your score is under administrative review, you should call or email ETS TOEFL customer service ASAP to get the details. To look up the TOEFL customer service contact information for your country, go here:

      You should be able to clear things up once you contact ETS. Good luck, and if you can, let us know how it goes, Nikta!

  34. sweyasha sharma February 1, 2016 at 5:44 pm #

    I need a help out here!! I have got my Toefl on Feb 6 and I placed the order for scores and since I have not taken my test I get a chance to send the scores for free right? But why am I being charged for it? ?

    • David Recine
      David Recine February 4, 2016 at 9:02 pm #

      Yes, this is early enough before the test that you should have been able to select up to four schools to receive scores, without being charged any extra money.If you’ve been charged incorrectly, you should be able to reverse the charges by contacting TOEFL customer service. You can find the phone number and email for your country’s TOEFL customer support office by going here:

  35. Mary February 19, 2016 at 1:41 pm #

    Hello! Please I want to ask you question, I took my toefl test on February 06/2016, ETS sent me email to tell me that my scores will be delay because they are under administrative review, what that means ? Is there any problem with that? How long it takes usually in such situation? Thanks

    • David Recine
      David Recine February 22, 2016 at 4:50 pm #

      Sorry to hear this is happening to you, Mary. 🙁 Administrative review covers a really wide variety of situations— anything from test center error to accidental loss of data as the scores are transmitted from one place to another, to missing or unclear ID information on the test taker… and many other possibilities.

      If your scores have been delayed due to administrative review, you won’t know how long the delay will take— or if there’s anything you can do to speed things up— unless you contact TOEFL customer service to get the details on what happened. So I recommend calling or emailing TOEFL customer service as soon as possible. You can find the contact information for TOEFL in your country by checking the dropdown menu here:

  36. Tess29 February 21, 2016 at 6:20 am #

    Hi !
    I have ordered few days ago a score report to an institution but i forgot to change the email where i should receive the “Order Receipt Confirmation” ( because the center where i took the test was responsible for my registration so in the contact information was their email instead of mine and I didn’t pay attention to this earlier) now i want to know if the status ” ordered” in Order summury on my account means that the operation was succesfull and they have sent a confirmation on that email, i’m trying to contact my center today to make it sure but i’m not receiving a reply (it’s sunday).
    I also need to know how long (approximately drawing on people’s experiences ) does the report take to reach a destination in Berlin for example, it is written in my order that the shipping day is Feb 29 and my application deadline is March 31 , is there a chance to be there on time? Thank you

    • David Recine
      David Recine February 22, 2016 at 4:42 pm #

      Hi Tess,

      What a complicated situation!

      To address your first concern about the confirmation email— the main purpose of putting your email into the order form is to simply get *confirmation* that you sent the order. As long as your account shows that it’s been ordered and has a projected shipping day, you should be fine.

      Getting your scores sent from ETS to a university in Berlin in just 4 days will be more of a problem. It’s not *impossible* for this to happen. Sometimes mailings from the US can get to Berlin in a week or less. However, the US Postal Service doesn’t guarantee that short of a time, and mail transit from America to Germany can take much longer. This is why the TOEFL says you should allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery to institutions outside of the USA.

      You should definitely contact your prospective school in Germany and let them know the score report might arrive late. See if they’re willing to wait for the score, and if they might also be willing to accept screenshots of your TOEFL scores once you’re able to access them online. Also check to see if they’re eligible for this electronic TOEFL score receipt option:

      It might not hurt to contact ETS Customer service too, just to make sure your scores really are going out as soon as possible:

      A lot of schools are understanding if the official score mailer arrives a little late. Good luck as you sort this pout, and let Magoosh know how it all goes, if possible.

      • Tess29 February 28, 2016 at 4:05 pm #

        Thank you for your reply, but what do you mean by “getting your scores sent from ETS to berlin in just 4 days will be more of a problem” ? As I said there are 4 months+4 days between the shipping date (feb 29) and the application deadline (march 31l, so according to you it is so bad?

        • David Recine
          David Recine March 16, 2016 at 11:42 am #

          Tess— How embarrassing! Sorry I misread that there. I’m not quite sure how I misread the shipping date and arrival deadline, but clearly I got those quite wrong.

          A four-week delivery is actually quite likely, even though the TOEFL website says it can take as much as 6 weeks. Delivery by March 31 is not 100% guaranteed, of course. So you still may want to discuss the possibility of late delivery with your school and make contingency plans as I described above. But with a month between delivery and deadline, you’re very likely to be OK. 🙂

  37. Tk1 February 25, 2016 at 7:10 am #

    I took the test on 12th December 2015 and I have received my score online. However, I’ve been waiting for 2 months but haven’t seen any delivery at all. Also,I accident wrote the wrong address but the correct postal code. I would like to ask if my official test score report will be sent to the postal office in my country? Thanks!

    • Mary February 25, 2016 at 8:40 pm #

      Thanks a lot Mr. David for replying to my question. I already called ETS before I wrote my comment here, but they told me that it is still earlier to ask about my score although I told them that I received this email, but they ask me to wait, and till now there is nothing. I will wait to the beginning of March to call them again and ask. I hope that they will give me a good reason to understand what should I do. Thanks again ?

    • David Recine
      David Recine February 26, 2016 at 6:39 pm #

      Sorry to hear about this frustrating delay. With the wrong address, any number of things could go wrong. One thing you’ll want to do is log in to your ETS account and see if your score reports are marked as sent in TOEFL’s official system. If so, it’s likely that TOEFL did send the scores, but they got lost in the mail. (And if not, contact ETS customer service to see why the scores haven’t been sent yet: )

      Since there was a problem with the address itself, it seems likely the scores were sent, but couldn’t be delivered to their final destination. It certainly is a good idea to check with your local post office and see if they did receive the scores, and either held the mail or returned it to sender. If the post office hasn’t seen the scores and ETS has marked them as sent, then they’re lost, and you’ll need to request a re-send.

      • David Recine
        David Recine March 16, 2016 at 11:44 am #

        Glad I could help, Mary. Although I’m sorry ETS hasn’t been able to provide an answer for you just yet. 🙁 Hopefully this can all be resolved nicely for you soon.

  38. Josh February 29, 2016 at 11:03 pm #

    Hello, I’ve written the toefl test earlier this year on 20th January. I chose four universities to receive my scores. My score has been released but I’ve got no emails from those universities. I wonder why. The universities are in the US by the way.

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert April 1, 2016 at 9:22 pm #

      I can see how you’d be anxious, Josh. Very often though, if you don’t hear from a university, it simply means that they don’t have a policy of contacting students when the scores come in. Still, it couldn’t hurt to contact the admissions offices at your prospective universities and make sure your scores did arrive. They should be able to check your application file and let you know.

  39. Josh March 1, 2016 at 12:43 am #

    I wrote my toefl on 20th January 2016. The score was submitted on the 26th of last month but I’ve received no emails from the universities I chose during the registration. Please why is that happening?

    • David Recine
      David Recine March 16, 2016 at 11:47 am #

      Josh, to my understanding not all universities will send you email notification when they receive your scores. I recommend calling the university admissions offices that you’ve applied to and checking to see if they’ve gotten your scores yet. And if so, what the status of your application is.

  40. Anoop Hira March 11, 2016 at 10:43 am #

    Hi Rachel

    What is the right age to take TOEFL test, I mean this test is same for undergraduates and graduates courses. students for undergraduates courses are fairly less mature and in-experienced and have lesser exposure. so are questions, level of difficulty different for each type of course is different or its same for all.


    Anoop Hira

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert March 30, 2016 at 1:53 pm #

      Hi Anoop,

      Happy to help! 🙂

      The TOEFL is not a maturity or age sensitive test. It tests very generally whether a person is able to handle the academic and linguistic environments of university in English. Many undergraduate programs will have slightly lower expectations compared to graduate programs–this reflects the level of English they expect applicants to need in order to succeed.

      Because a TOEFL score is only good for 2 years, it is best to take it near to the time one needs to apply for a program. This could mean taking the TOEFL more than once. A student attending a 4-year program for undergraduate and then a master’s after will likely need to take the TOEFL twice.

      I hope that clarifies! 🙂

  41. Korina T. March 22, 2016 at 7:00 pm #

    Hi! I have a really important question.
    I took the toefl exam last March 11, 2016 and got the results online after a week. I applied to 3 Canadian universities and two of those universities need the results by April 1st. When I registered for the test, I did included those 3 universities as score recipients. However, I am not sure if my results are going to get in by April 1st. Are the results sent electronically or is it just through mail delivery? If it is sent electronically, how long would it take for the university to receive it?
    Thank you so much for your time and I would really appreciate if you could help me. God bless!

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert April 2, 2016 at 3:42 am #

      Hi Korina,

      According to ETS, “Official score reports will be sent to your designated recipients approximately 13 days after you take the test. However, ETS has no control over mail delivery to various locations around the world.” Now that April 1st has passed, I’m sure this response is not very helpful, so I hope that your scores made it in time! 🙂

  42. sanchit March 31, 2016 at 5:33 am #

    if i qualify the toefl test and reach above the cut-off marks point ,the how will the schools i have applied for proceed further ,,
    alsoo i am not finding the free four institutions the toefl provides ..pleaze mention

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert April 4, 2016 at 3:36 pm #

      If you’ve gotten qualifying TOEFL scores and had them send tot he universities you’re applying for, some universities will notify you that they’ve received your scores and are moving your application forward. Other universities may not notify you when this happens. So be sure to check with your prospective universities to make sure they’ve gotten your scores, and to find out what steps they take once they receive qualifying TOEFL scores from an applicant.

      The TOEFL will allow you to send free score reports to any four universities of your choice. If you’re having trouble finding that option in your TOEFL account, contact ETS customer service. They’ll be able to walk you through the process and solve any technical problems you have accessing your options for sending scores.

  43. Mohammad Safwan April 18, 2016 at 10:13 am #


    I’ve to send my TOEFL scores to TU Darmstadt but they haven’t got an institutional code. Could you please tell me about how to send it to the direct address? It’s urgent.


    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert April 18, 2016 at 11:30 am #

      If you want to send your TOEFL scores to a university that’s not listed as a TOEFL site, you’ll need to fill out your school’s information in the Additional Score Report Request Form on the ETS website. Although the form says “Additional Score Report,” if you fill out this form and send it in to ETS before your test day, you can use the additional score report from to list where you’d like your four free score reports to be sent, if one or more of the recipients is not on the list of official TOEFL destinations.

  44. Bhargavi Dudharejiya April 22, 2016 at 11:09 pm #

    Hii, I have taken test on 9th April. Scores are available but Now I want to send my scores to Universities and I can not find proper procedure under order score reports or additional score reports. However, I have not added universities before taking test. Please Guide me!

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert April 23, 2016 at 10:48 am #

      Hi Bhargavi,

      You can send you score reports to universities when logged into your TOEFL account:

      * TOEFL Account Log In

      Here are the instructions on how to send your score report from ETS:

      1. Log in to your TOEFL iBT account
      2. Click “Register for a Test/Order Score Reports” on your home page
      3. Pay by credit/debit card, e-check or PayPal®

      You can send your score report to as many institutions as you choose for a fee of US$19 per report.

      I hope this helps 🙂

  45. Tala April 28, 2016 at 6:35 am #

    okay SO, i can’t remember if i already chose to send the scores to my chosen college, therefore the question for you guys is – if i want to check to who the scores were sent to (if i already did), how and where can i do that?
    please let me know, i dont want to be sending my scores again and having to pay again.

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert April 30, 2016 at 9:38 am #

      This is a common but frustrating problem. Everything can feel like a blur when you’ve just finished the TOEFL, because you’re both tired and relieved. So it can be easy to forget to actually send scores— and easy to forget whether or not you sent out your scores! Fortunately, there is a simple fix for your problem, Tala. Just use your ETS TOEFL account to see if you actually sent out the scores– and to check the status of any send requests.

      ETS’s TOEFL account system is designed to be easy to use, but if you have any doubts about what you see in your account and are still not sure if your scores were properly sent out, you can always contact TOEFL customer service for extra assistance.

  46. Nishita May 2, 2016 at 8:09 pm #

    Hi i have sent my toefl score reports electronically to the institute twice ! And still they havent received it so can you please give me a solution for this?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert May 3, 2016 at 9:28 pm #

      Sorry you’re having this frustrating problem, Nishita! This is an uncommon problem, but certainly not unheard of. Students in your situation should contact TOEFL Customer Service to try to figure out why no scores have arrived. You might also want to double check exactly how your school is receiving them. Do they have a TOEFL code? And does your electronic request need to be fulfilled by regular mail, or has your school set itself up to receive scores completely by computer?

  47. Hylda Damayanti May 25, 2016 at 9:14 pm #

    Hi, I want to ask for a suggestion.
    I am planning to take a TOEFL test but since the admission date hasn’t been started yet I don’t have any account for any university.
    But I want to use that 5 free list of university to send my score.
    Do you have any advice regarding that situation?
    I am not familiar with the system, but by the time the admission is started, will they still get my result?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert May 27, 2016 at 4:24 pm #

      Hylda– When you say “admission date,” are you saying that the application deadlines for your universities haven’t been sent yet? Or are you saying you haven’t yet set a test date for your TOEFL?

      Either way, you should be able to send score reports to your universities, so long as you have an ETS TOEFL account.

      I hope I’ve understood your question correctly. If that doesn’t quite answer your question, tell me what else you need to know.

  48. Sachitanand Ray June 1, 2016 at 4:08 am #

    My TOEFL exam is on June 25 and I would apply for January intake, which is long after my exam. Can I send my score before I apply for the colleges? I just want to use the free service. Please answer me.

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert June 3, 2016 at 12:49 am #

      Hi Sachitanand,

      Good question! 🙂

      Usually you can send the scores ahead of applications without trouble. At the time you make your applications, you should verify that the schools have access to your scores as you expected, but typically this works just fine. 🙂

  49. salim ali June 7, 2016 at 10:24 am #

    HELLO, I just recieved my results on my TOEFL account and want to the send them to a university but have not yet gotten my original certificate?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert June 13, 2016 at 1:57 pm #

      Hi Salim,

      Happy to help! 🙂

      You don’t physically mail your own scores–you pay ETS to send them officially on your behalf. You can read more about that here: So you don’t need your original score report document. You can hop online and get those scores sent.

      I hope that helps! 🙂

  50. aastha June 16, 2016 at 6:29 am #

    Hello, I never selected any university before taking the test. Now I have my test score, can I send my score to those four universities for free now?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert June 16, 2016 at 10:20 am #

      Hi Aastha,

      Unfortunately, you have to pay to send your scores after the test day. 🙁

  51. Adeola June 18, 2016 at 4:07 pm #

    Good Day,
    I took my TOEFL test on the 3rd of June 2016 but I realized at the exam center that there was a mistake with my date of birth . The examiner told me to contact toefl and let them know about the mistake and I did that the following Monday . I sent a letter explaining the problem and sent my birth certificate and international passport and 7 days after my date of birth was corrected but it’s been 11 days after the exam today and I haven’t gotten my result and when I check the site the status of my score is not available. Please is there anything I can do to still get my score without retaking the exam or is retaking the exam the only option.

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert June 20, 2016 at 9:25 am #

      Hi Adeola,

      Unfortunately, you will have to wait for ETS to make a decision about how they want to proceed. You should have the right to at least call them to find out the status of the case or, worst case scenario, whether they have or have not received your letter at all. Did you get confirmation that they received your initial communication in the first place?

      You will get a decision either way–it will not leave you in limbo forever–so you will have to be patient, which I know is not ideal. Good luck! 🙂

  52. Suzana June 22, 2016 at 12:57 pm #

    I took TOEFL on December 2015 and I submitted my scores on paper on January 2016 to the university. They haven’t received the scores yet and now they want me to send the scores ONLY electronically, but I don’t see this option on TOEFL’s website.

    How can I send the scores electronically, directly from TOEFL system?
    I have to do this of the university can check my scores online?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert June 23, 2016 at 1:38 am #

      Hi Suzana,

      You need to contact ETS to get this sorted out. You should be able to send scores electronically through your ETS login portal (the same thing you used to register for the test) but if you are having trouble, ETS can get it taken care of for you. 🙂

  53. Amir June 23, 2016 at 11:35 am #

    Hello, I registered for the test but did not add any universities to send scores to at the time of registration. Now when I want to do that (two days before the test), I can not see the option to send the test scores for free. All it shows me is sending additional test scores for which it is charging $19. Help please.

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert June 24, 2016 at 11:16 am #

      Hi Amir,

      You do it in the testing center once your exam is finished. So no need to worry now! 🙂

  54. Adeeb June 29, 2016 at 2:54 am #

    My name in the university application for graduate study is ( First name- Adeeb XYZ Last name- PQR ) but my toefl score report name is (First name- Adeeb Last name/Surname- XYZ-PQR) will that matter in identifying and updating my ‘score recieved’ status???

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert June 29, 2016 at 8:27 pm #

      This probably won’t affect things, as universities are used to seeing the names of international students spelled, displayed, or ordered a little differently on different documents. But to be on the safe side, you may want to contact the university you applied to and let them know about the name difference in ETS’s records and their files.

  55. Anungoo July 2, 2016 at 10:32 pm #

    Should I notify to universities that I’m sending my scores.

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert July 3, 2016 at 5:17 pm #

      Hi Anungoo,

      No need to notify them! This kind of thing happens all the time. 🙂

  56. Dipayan Mitra July 2, 2016 at 11:58 pm #

    Is the score recipient section will it be wrong from my part if I select ANY DEPARTMENT NOT LISTED? I want to send score to all departments. Though my stream EE comes under Physical Science section, till I want my score to be sent to all departments. What should I do?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert July 3, 2016 at 5:16 pm #

      Hi Dipayan,

      Typically, if a department has a special code, you MUST send it to their special code. If you want to send the score to multiple departments at a university, you may be required to send it to multiple codes for that university. For the ultimate final answer, you should contact the school itself, but in the past students have had to do what I describe above. Good luck! 🙂

  57. daniel July 8, 2016 at 12:08 am #

    hello! nice to see you replying for comments , i am already scheduled to take the exam on September 3/2016 but still i didn’t choose recipient universities . please tel me how i can choose and send and one more question can TOEFL help for masters program?
    thank you so much.

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert July 8, 2016 at 3:55 pm #

      Hi Daniel,

      You can send your TOEFL scores at any time–the only difference is that after the test day itself, you have to pay for that service. Otherwise, though, you can send scores equally. 🙂 So if you don’t know where to send scores yet, hold off and do some proper research into what you want to do before making that important decision!

      TOEFL scores can definitely be useful for masters programs–many schools in the US will require a TOEFL score, and most universities around the world will require TOEFL or IELTS as proof of English proficiency. Make sure the TOEFL will do what you want it to do (for example, IELTS is more commonly accepted in the UK, for example) but it can be a good tool. 🙂

  58. ApurvaSingh July 19, 2016 at 5:51 am #

    Hi I am apurva.I will be taking my test toefl bit in August.Can I select my score recipients in July?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert July 19, 2016 at 8:06 pm #

      Yes, as soon as you schedule your exam, you can go into your ETS TOEFL account and select your score recipients.

  59. Natalie August 1, 2016 at 2:08 am #

    How to find out does the University accept mail score reports or electronical reports? I apply to UNSW in Australia but I still cannot find out 🙁 Thank you!

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert August 1, 2016 at 4:58 pm #

      To know if UNSW– or any university— can get TOEFL scores electronically, you will usually need to email or call the admissions office and ask.

  60. Vijay Alfred August 6, 2016 at 9:27 am #

    Does sending in TOEFL score reports mean that I don’t have to separately pay for applying to these 4 universities? I am not quite sure what happens after the scores are viewed by the university.

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert August 6, 2016 at 10:55 am #

      You’ll still have to pay application fees to the four university recipients you choose to send TOEFL scores too. But ETS (the company that makes the TOEFL) won’t charge you any fee to send the scores to those for schools. Normally, ETS charges a score-send fee of $27 per score report. But these first score reports incur no charges from the TOEFL itself. Does that make sense?

  61. JK August 10, 2016 at 12:35 am #

    Hi! I have a question.

    You said that “Yes, different score reports can definitely be sent separately. And one score report won’t have nay information about previous TOEFL scores on it.” in the above comment.

    But in TOEFL FAQ, they have this:
    Q: Will score recipients accept scores from previous tests?
    A: Check with each score recipient directly.

    Doesn’t that “previous” mean “not most recent”? Or what could it be?

    And some institution says “your most recent score must be”.

    So if I take another test and I get a lower score, wouldn’t it be a problem?
    Could you answer about this? Or any link to an official page that describes about this would be cool.


    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert August 13, 2016 at 1:41 pm #

      All great questions, JK! 🙂 Yes, “previous” refers to TOEFL score reports that are not the most recent. Most recipients/institutions will accept scores from TOEFL exams that aren’t the most recent. But in rare cases, it’s possible that a recipient may prefer to see only your most recent TOEFL score. So ETS advises that test-takers check with each institution they apply to.

      There is no one official page for different school policies regarding this, although you can check the admissions websites of various universities. Like I said though, the “norm” is for universities to accept your highest unexpired TOEFL score, even if the higher score is not the most recent one. In fact, I’ve never heard of a university demanding the most recent TOEFL score even if it’s not your best score.

  62. Amrita August 13, 2016 at 1:42 pm #

    Hi, I’m Amrita.

    I’m taking the TOEFL exam on 17th September 2016. I should be able to upload 4 score recipients for free till 16th September. However, the site is charging me $19 per report already and asking for my credit card information whenever I’m trying to update a recipient. I have more than a month left before the exam. I’m really worried about this. Can you provide any assistance regarding this issue?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert August 13, 2016 at 3:56 pm #

      If you’re getting charged for score reports that should be free, this generally means you’re having a technical difficulty with your ETS account and the TOEFL website. If you contact TOEFL customer service, they should be able to resolve this for you.

  63. Kartik August 15, 2016 at 3:16 pm #


    Is it okay if I create my Toefl IBT account with a different username other than my ETS GRE account? I am not able able to create the account with the same credentials.

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert August 16, 2016 at 7:45 am #

      Hi Kartik,

      That should be OK! You will just have to login separately for each test instead of having them integrated in the ETS system.

  64. Gabrielle August 18, 2016 at 6:10 pm #

    I’m late to send out my official TOEFL report on 11 August to UBC in Canada and they are willing to wait for it. However, school will start after 2 weeks and I’m still waiting to finalize my admission offer as I’ve sent out all documents required. I contacted ETS by email on shipping dates on sending the report to UBC but they just answered it would take them 4-6 weeks to ship internationally. I even sent an email to them that the report is urgent. So should I contact them again or is there any solutions to my situation?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert August 22, 2016 at 11:29 am #

      There’s no way to speed up the delivery of TOEFL scores by mail, unfortunately. But it may help to see if UBC is willing to receive your TOEFL scores directly from ETS electronically. TOEFL scores can be sent electronically by a service called ETS Data Manager. UBC would just need to be willing to set up an online account for the service. This can be done very quickly and easily, and it would also allow UBC to instantly accept GRE and TOEFL scores over the web for all future applicants. So you might be able to convince UBC to do this.

  65. Ana August 20, 2016 at 10:38 am #


    I’m taking the test on September 2016 but I will apply to College in 2017 for Graduate School. Will I be able to submit my scores then? Is it better to wait and take it when I know where I will apply?

    Thanks so much!

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert August 21, 2016 at 12:43 pm #

      Hi Ana,

      You can definitely take the test now. The score is valid for 2 years, so it will be only halfway through its lifetime. Additionally, if you send the score this year and then it isn’t on file when you are applying, you can easily send scores again for a small fee through your ETS login. 🙂

      • Ray August 21, 2016 at 8:08 pm #

        My name in the university application for graduate study is ( First name- A Family name- B ) but my toefl score report name is (First name- B Family name- A) Does it affect my university application?

        • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
          Magoosh Test Prep Expert August 22, 2016 at 11:02 am #

          Ideally, this won’t create a problem. In rare instances, I’ve heard of universities flagging and questioning these kinds of name differences. But even if that happens, you should be able to straighten things out by talking to your school. Like I said though, usually admissions offices don’t have a problem with this sort of thing.

  66. simran September 7, 2016 at 12:30 am #

    Actually i didnot know about the four free orders for score receipient report. I took my toefl test on september 3 . Now what are the steps to send my toefl score to the universities ? I’m aware about the cost of 19$ for each .

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert September 13, 2016 at 11:51 am #

      Hi Simran,

      That’s right— After the exam,you will unfortunately have to pay $19 for each score report. 🙁 Beyond that, the steps for sending the scores are very similar to sending the free scores before the test. Log in to your ETS TOEFL account, and send scores much as you would before test day… but with that fee.

  67. Manasi October 1, 2016 at 6:52 am #


    I gave my TOEFL exam last year and did apply but didnt get an admit. However I am applying for Fall 17 again after I gave my GRE. My question is: Do I need to send the TOEFL scores again?

    Also, my TOEFL account is linked to a different email ID while my email address for the university is different for application. Will that be a problem? How will the university know that this is my score report?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert October 1, 2016 at 8:39 am #

      Sorry to hear you didn’t get in the first time, but it’s great to see you get a second chance to apply. Some universities will be willing to look at your previous TOEFL score on file, while others will want you to re-send your TOEFL score if you make a new application. Contact the university you’re applying to, and see if you need to re-send.

      If you DO need to re-send your TOEFL score, the mismatched emails shouldn’t create a problem. The university will still know it’s your TOEFL score because it will come directly from ETS, and the score report will verify your personal information and include your photo.

  68. christina October 26, 2016 at 9:02 am #

    If I want to mail an additional score report to a university after I have already taken the test, do I have to fill in the additional score report request form and fax it or mail it? Because I went to “order score reports” on the website and I don’t think it sends the score report by mail. I think it sends it electronically.

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert October 27, 2016 at 7:41 pm #

      You can request TOEFL scores electronically through the website– see the “order online” bullet point under the “Sending Your Official Score Reports” heading on this page of the official TOEFL website.

      The scores themselves will probably be sent to your university by mail, unless you’ve applied to one of the few universities that receives TOEFL scores electronically.

  69. Bipin Bhusal Chhetri October 31, 2016 at 12:43 pm #

    Now my toefl and sat scores are out. To submit my scores to the university, I have listed in toefl and sat profile, should I complete some other processing steps or they are automatically to send to those university

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert October 31, 2016 at 2:11 pm #

      Congratulations on taking those tests and getting your scores! The schools you pre-selected should automatically get scores from ETS and the College Board. If you’re worried though, you should be able to log in to your online TOEFL or SAT accounts to see if the scores have been sent, or call customer service to get confirmation that the scores were sent.

  70. Balachandra P November 1, 2016 at 5:47 am #


    I have taken TOEFL exam on 28th Oct but selected don’t send score option after the test.
    Now i am able to see in view scores as “cancelled” in ETS site.
    Will I able to see my score in ETS Portal ?


    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert November 1, 2016 at 10:50 am #

      Hi Balachara. It sounds like you fully cancelled your TOEFL scores rather than just choosing not to send them. If you want to view your scores again and possibly use them, go to this page on the official TOEFL website and read the instructions under the heading “How to Reinstate Scores.”

      Reinstatement costs 20USD. If you didn’t intend to completely cancel your scores, I recommend contacting TOEFL customer service. Under certain circumstances, they may be able to waive the score reinstatement fee.

  71. imran November 13, 2016 at 4:21 am #

    I have registered for TOEFL exam. at the time of registration i have not submiited the universities can i use four free universities option again

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert November 13, 2016 at 5:42 pm #

      You should still be able to do this, so long as you haven’t actually taken your test yet. You can log in to your ETS TOEFL account and choose 4 recipient schools, free of charge, until 10pm the night before the exam.

  72. Okeke Chinedu Bruno November 14, 2016 at 11:14 am #

    Sir, the Agent who filled in my TOEFL IBT examination form which i sat on 6th of August 2016 mistakenly entered my date of birth as 20th May, 1990 instead of 2nd May ,1990 as correctly written in my international passport, Birth certificate and other relevant documents, Now the University i applied for can’t verify my TOEFL Score on-line

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert November 15, 2016 at 2:33 am #

      Hi Okeke,

      Our comment policy is strict and our moderation takes a few days, but no need to send multiple comments. We got your message! 🙂

      As for this issue, I’m sorry this happened to you. Unfortunately, we have no way to help with this and you need to contact ETS as soon as possible to get this straightened out. Good luck!

  73. Kondu November 22, 2016 at 3:36 am #

    I am a bit confused about the whole Toefl system. I selected the option to receive my test results online and per mail. Now can’t I just copy the result paper and send those copies around? Why would I pay 19 Dollars just to send a university a score sheet?

    Anyway all those extra fees can add up really quickly if you don’t keep track, all I wanted was to take a simple test but this feels more like a scam than a serious business.

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert November 22, 2016 at 8:46 pm #

      All of those fees certainly can be frustrating. Universities generally don’t allow students to send copies of their results because there are concerns that some students might create false or altered copies of their scores. There have even been cases of students sealing fake score results in fake envelopes and giving those supposedly sealed results to universities. As a result, universities want to see TOEFL scores sent to them directly from ETS, usually by mail, and sometimes electronically.

      At least you can send four score reports out for free. It certainly would be nice if there weren’t fees for the additional schools, of course.

  74. akki January 11, 2017 at 12:53 pm #

    HI My name is akas . I apply review of request 19 December but still waiting for result. May I know how many week after I get my result. Because yesterday I got my score report is it old one right? if my score change than they send me another one ?

    please reply me and if you any one have contact number ETS send me


    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert January 12, 2017 at 7:44 am #

      Hi Akki,

      According to ETS, you can expect your scores to be reported about 3 weeks after your request for your scores to be reviewed is received. Your original score report should have been available about 10 days after your exam, or around December 29. With these two timelines in mind, the score report available online as of yesterday should reflect your scores upon being reviewed. To confirm this, you may want to contact ETS directly.

      I hope this helps, at least a little 🙂

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert January 12, 2017 at 7:48 am #

      Hi Akas,

      If this is regarding a Score Review, scores are reported online about 3 week after the request is received. Given your timeline, this may very well be your rescore. However, I would consult the ETS website for more information or if you’d rather contact them directly check out the link for TOEFL. Best of luck! 😀

  75. Zeinab January 13, 2017 at 5:33 am #

    I have taken TOEFL iBT on January 7. I am applying for Sweden and the defined deadline to submit my documents including official score report, is February 1.
    In this way, is it possible that my score is received from ETS before mentioned deadline?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert January 13, 2017 at 9:32 am #

      Hi Zeinab,

      The scores will be available online within 10 days approximately after your test date. If they are mailed to Sweden, the paper copies are sent 13 days after your test date, and the time it takes to arrive depends on international mail. Official word is up to 4-6 weeks, which would be too late for your February 1 deadline. Unless the school is able to access the scores online (you can ask to find out) then the timeline is too short. Good luck! 🙂

  76. Anna January 26, 2017 at 3:34 am #

    Is there any possibility for the test scores to arrive sooner than 4 weeks later? Or is 4 weeks the minimum – and if it is, is it possible in any way to speed up the process? I just find it disconcerting that a priority letter from the US to Japan (where the university I want to apply to is) takes up to 10 business days to arrive, but official scores take twice as long.

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert January 26, 2017 at 11:44 am #

      Hi Anna,

      Yes, there is a possibility for the test scores to arrive sooner than the 4 weeks. That being said, unfortunately, based on ETS’s website, ETS does not have much control over the delivery time. However, if you feel compelled to do so, you can contact them directly here to discuss your situation. Best of luck Anna! 🙂

  77. Kunal January 29, 2017 at 9:15 am #

    Hey, I gave my TOEFL examination on 17 December and now I want to send my score to some university however I am unable to find that option anywhere on the website. I click on view order and got to my score recipients but there is no way to modify the info so that i can add new university. Can you tell me the step by step process of how i should send my score AFTER the exam cause i am unable to find that option anywhere. Anything else I do it is prompting me to register for another test.


    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert January 29, 2017 at 5:23 pm #

      Hi Kunai,

      I’m sorry that you are having a hard time sending those scores out! I know that must be frustrating! It sounds like you are already following the directions for sending score reports (you can see the full directions here) It sounds like there may be some sort of technical issue–I recommend that you contact ETS directly and ask them for help with this. They should be able to give you some help to send those scores! 😀

  78. Gent February 14, 2017 at 3:18 am #


    I have not sent the scores before the test and did not choose any of the four universities for free since I did not know about this. Is it possible to send scores now for free after the results ?

    waiting for your answer

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert February 14, 2017 at 8:19 am #

      Hi there,

      Unfortunately, you cannot send your scores for free (up to 4 programs) after the exam. However, after your test day, you can submit score reports to your target programs for $19 each. Best of luck, and congrats on completing the exam! 😀

  79. anand May 28, 2017 at 6:56 am #

    how to apply a good university in canada for msc nursing

  80. bareen July 3, 2017 at 10:23 am #

    i want to know can toefl scores be send to my own address, without sending it to any institution. Is there any problem in that? is there any special procedure for that?
    and can we send it any other address without any institution or agencies?

    please give an answer soon,

    • David Recine
      David Recine July 5, 2017 at 10:36 am #

      Hi Bareen,

      That’s definitely not a problem. 🙂 To send a TOEFL score to yourself, simply select a non-university recipient and enter your own name and address for the contact information. This can be done before or after you take the exam. If you choose yourself as the sole recipient before the exam, you can receive that official score report free of charge. 🙂

  81. dipesh August 24, 2017 at 3:36 am #

    Hi,My name is Dipesh Upadhayaya and I am from Nepal .How we add four free colleges before test can you send me screenshot.I have already resistered my TOEFL test.Please help me .

  82. Ilsa August 25, 2017 at 2:33 pm #


    I have about 20 hours left to the 10pm deadline, but if I add the institutions, it charges me $20 each. I think the problem is that the option only asks if i want to send ‘additional score reports’, implying that ive sent the four? Im following the procedure on the site but its not working. Please help. Thanks.

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert August 25, 2017 at 4:52 pm #

      Hi Ilsa,

      I’m sorry to hear that you have having trouble with this! Unfortunately, we at Magoosh are completely separate from ETS. The fastest way to get an answer would be to contact ETS directly and ask your question. You can see their contact info here:

      Sorry I couldn’t be more helpful, and best of luck with your test and with this technical issue!

    • Dweep Gogia September 21, 2017 at 11:42 pm #

      Hey, I’m facing the same issue. Did you find any way out?

    • Ryan November 15, 2017 at 2:57 am #

      Hi Ilsa, I have the same problem and my test is this Saturday. How did you manage to add the four free ones?

  83. Yoel October 26, 2017 at 1:47 pm #

    Hey I just sent additional score reports to some universities. How do they send me the response because I didn’t fill the Postal Code section. I only filled phone number and email,


    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert October 27, 2017 at 12:34 pm #

      Hi Yoel–I’m not entirely sure I understand what you are asking about here. ETS would not allow you to send the scores off with insufficient information. You also will not receive any information back from the Universities–they will receive your scores and save them. Once you turn in your application, the school will match your Official TOEFL Scores with your application. You can keep track of your scores and schools through your ETS TOEFL Account, or contact ETS directly if you think that something went wrong. Good luck!

  84. Sachin Shriwastav October 30, 2017 at 1:51 am #

    I took my test on Oct 15 and added four free score recipients a day before the test. How to see the list of recipients I added earlier?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert October 31, 2017 at 12:38 pm #

      Hi Sachin, you should be able to see this information by logging into your TOEFL iBT account 🙂

  85. Vum November 29, 2017 at 8:58 am #

    I want to ask a question. My test day is on Dec.16, and approximately 1 month ago, I added the institutions to the “score recipient”. But I checked it today, I found that no any institutions showed below the “score recipient”.

    So I modified again. It didn’t have any problem and showed on the page, but if I refreshed it, it disappeared again. Is it normal? Or I should wait to see the list after ETS sends the score to institutions?

    Thanks! (If I send twice messages, I am sorry about that 😢)

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert November 30, 2017 at 3:04 pm #

      Hi Vum,

      You should contact ETS to verify this because you don’t want to lose the free score report feature. They can help you figure out what’s going on and if you need to worry before test day or whether you can simply enter the codes that day.

  86. mkst December 6, 2017 at 3:51 am #

    Hi, I decided to postpone my applications for grad school for the next year and my TOEFL exam is in three days – so it is too late to cancel or reschedule it now.. My question is – will the universities that I designated as the recipients of my scores still have my scores next year (when I submit the rest of my application)?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert December 6, 2017 at 9:11 am #

      Hi mkst,

      They should have access to your electronic scores for the duration of their validity (2 years) but you can always verify this next year when applying. The worst case scenario would be that you have to resend the scores next year, but that would not be a big deal. 🙂

  87. Shabnam December 16, 2017 at 4:53 am #

    Hi there!

    How areyou doing? I took my toefl and GRE tests in October. I could not decide on the universities till today. So, I want to send my scores now but the deadline in most of the universities is first week of Jan. I guess I’m going to struggle with the delivery of all the documents on time. How long does it take for the Toefl and GRE score to reach the university after I send it?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert December 16, 2017 at 10:30 am #

      Hi Shabnam,

      Happy to help 🙂 Are you applying for universities within the US? If so, then the TOEFL tests should take around 7-10 business to reach their destination, so they should be there on time 🙂 If you are sending them to schools outside of the US, it might take longer and I recommend that you contact your schools to explain the situation. It doesn’t matter if you took the TOEFL outside of the US–the scores will be mailed from within the US.

      I recommend that you read this blog post for more info on sending GRE scores. Schools decide how they receive score reports and this determines how long it takes. If your schools accept the GRE electronically, then they will receive the scores automatically. If they receive the score via mail, it will take a bit longer (10-15 business days), but it you send it NOW then they should still reach the schools by the first week of January.

      In any case–don’t delay! Send the scores as soon as possible–I think you’ll be fine 🙂

  88. K January 7, 2018 at 7:33 pm #

    Hi. I plan to retake the toefl test again on March 3. SDSU’s deadline is on April,1.
    If I choose to send the score electronically after knowing the result, will the mail get there in time? Or should I choose to send score to the recipients before taking the test so it can save more time?

    One more question. I took the test and got 93 and the department requires 90. I want to apply for the graduate program in applied linguistics. Is my score too low? What should be a good score range for applying to this university?
    Thank you!

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert January 8, 2018 at 12:32 pm #

      Hi there,

      The TOEFL scores aren’t sent out to universities until after the scores are released. So, you can expect that scores will reach American universities around 23 days after taking the test. The scores will reach the university approximately 10 days after you receive your official score report. So, if you take the test on March 3, then you can expect your results around March 16. You should have plenty of time to decide whether to send your score report after the official scores are released, as long as you designate the universities within a few days of receiving the scores. You should send the score report no later than March 19th or 20th to be sure that they will arrive on time.

      Our expertise is in test prep, not admissions advice, so I’m afraid I can’t provide you with a perfect answer to your question about admission to SDSU. All I can see is what they post on their website, which is that their minimum score is a 93. Each school has slightly different ways of using TOEFL scores–some universities only care that you reach a minimum score, other universities like to see higher scores. I recommend that you directly contact some of the admissions counselors and coordinators for the graduate program to see if they have any insight they can share with you. In general, however, a higher TOEFL score can only be a good thing 🙂

  89. Spandana C January 9, 2018 at 8:46 am #

    Hey, I have a question. You mentioned scores being sent by mail. What about additional score reports. They would be sent electronically to the university right? So would they be sent faster?

    • Spandana C January 9, 2018 at 8:50 am #

      Also to add to that, the toefl website says the request to sent scores is processed in 3-5 days. So does that mean my scores would be available to the university in 3-5 days?

      • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
        Magoosh Test Prep Expert January 10, 2018 at 7:34 am #

        Hi again Spandana, can you please send the link to the page where you saw this information? Thanks!

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert January 10, 2018 at 7:32 am #

      Hi Spandana,

      I think this blog post will answer many of your questions:

      The method for sending scores is determined by the school, not by when you send them. Some schools pay ETS to get electronic scores so that they can see your scores as soon as they are available. Other schools only accept TOEFL scores by mail. Additional score reports will be sent to the schools in the same way that free scores are sent. The school determines how the scores will be sent–whether electrically or via mail–and unfortunately you don’t have any control over this 🙂 In any case, you should plan to take the TOEFL with enough time for the scores to arrive via mail.

  90. alzihbah January 24, 2018 at 10:39 pm #

    can anyone answer me please. How to i send my ITP TOEFL score to universities. They give me just 1 copy of score paper

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert January 26, 2018 at 2:42 pm #

      Hi Alzihbah,

      You have to send scores through your ETS account. Schools require you to send official score reports through ETS so that they can verify that it’s yours. The score report that you were given can work as an unofficial score, but you will need to send the reports through ETS for $19 each.

  91. Angel January 26, 2018 at 3:15 am #

    hello i will take toefl in february and i want the scores to be sent to the universities by november will they still be valied or it will need me to take another test afterwards.

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert January 26, 2018 at 2:47 pm #

      Hi Angel,

      TOEFL scores are valid for 2 years after the test date, so it’s perfectly fine to take the TOEFL in February and apply in November. If you take the test in February 2018, they are good until February 2020.

  92. Sonu January 28, 2018 at 6:25 pm #

    My Toefl ibt score already declared on my TOEFL ID even score pdf also generated but when i checked after 8 days of the result, in my ID it was showing score not available. How its possible?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert January 29, 2018 at 10:58 am #

      Hi Sonu,

      I suggest that you contact ETS directly . We’ve been hearing a few reports of students whose scores have not shown up online. Unfortunately, we don’t have any more information about this than you do, but ETS should be able to answer your questions! Good luck 🙂

  93. Jhon February 10, 2018 at 4:51 am #

    Is the TOEFL official scorecard couriered to me and those couriered directly to institutions are these same?

    Can I order scorecard at my home and then send it to the universities, rather than directly sending it to universities? Do they accept it?

    • David Recine
      David Recine February 10, 2018 at 9:42 am #

      You can choose to have the official score report sent directly to you, sent directly to the universities, or both. Most universities will want to see the scores sent directly to them. In some rare cases, a university will be OK with seeing a TOEFL score that was first sent to you. To see if one of your target schools would accept such a score report, check directly with the school. But like I said, be prepared to get a report sent directly to them.

  94. naw_raj March 14, 2018 at 3:49 am #

    I selected four institutions to report my score but, I selected wrong department, Can I change it now? I have already received the score.

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert March 14, 2018 at 10:23 am #

      Hi there,

      I recommend that you contact the schools and ETS directly to see what your options are. Some schools may be able to retrieve your scores from their system, while others may not. You may have to re-send the scores to some if not all of the schools. Good luck!

  95. Manish Vankudre September 4, 2018 at 9:28 am #

    Hi i tried filling 4 universities , but it is asking 80$ for it. Whe i continue it goes to payment page. And my test is 4 days away

    • David Recine
      David Recine September 6, 2018 at 7:31 pm #

      How frustrating! Sorry this is happening! It sounds like you may be encountering an error on the registry website, or mistakenly going to the wrong page. My advice is to contact TOEFL customer service as soon as you can. Given how soon your test is, you may want to call them at whatever local number you find for your country/region on the TOEFL Customer Service Contact web page.

    • Yashodhan Patil June 28, 2019 at 5:24 am #

      I am facing the same issue.
      What did the TOEFL customer service say about it?

  96. Sweta September 23, 2018 at 11:26 am #

    I tried selecting the 4 universities while registering for the test yesterday but there was some problem, so I skipped it and registered for the test. Now I am trying to select those 4 universities again, but I can’t figure out how do I do that 🙁

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert September 25, 2018 at 5:35 pm #

      Hi Sweta,

      You’ll have to log in to your TOEFL IbT online account, where you should see an option for choosing unversities. If you are having issues, you should contact ETS directly…they can best help you to troubleshoot the issue!

  97. Alireza December 18, 2018 at 12:44 am #

    I’ve done everything correctly, yet they didn’t send the free reports. Has this happened to anyone before? Here is their explanation:
    Our records indicate that no score recipients were successfully added to your December 1, 2018 TOEFL iBT® registration.

    Please note that when selecting score recipients, you must click on ”Confirm Order” on the bottom of the page to save and submit your request. Your score recipients can only be changed, added or deleted up until 10 p.m., local test center time, the day before the test. Unfortunately, it is too late to add the free score recipients to your registration at this time.

    • David Recine
      David Recine December 18, 2018 at 9:04 am #

      I’m sorry this has happened to you, Alireza! If you really did everything you needed to do, including clicking on “Confirm Order,” this sounds like a mistake on TOEFL’s part. In that case, I recommend contacting TOEFL customer service. And if any of our other readers have experienced something like this, certainly comment and let us know what happened!

  98. Tahsin October 20, 2020 at 5:01 pm #

    I have taken the test on 9 october and got my result on 15 october. How long will it take to send the free score reports? I am approaching my deadline.

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert October 28, 2020 at 2:44 pm #

      Hi Tahsin, the score will usually arrive at the university within 7-10 days after they are sent. If you are worried about your scores reaching your school on time, be sure to reach out to the admissions counselors at your target universities to let them know that the scores are on the way. Many schools will still accept test scores after the deadline closes, as long as you have all of the other material submitted.

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