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FAQs: TOEFL

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What is the difference between the TOEFL iBT and TOEFL PBT Tests?

The TOEFL iBT test is administered via the Internet, and the TOEFL PBT test is administered in a paper-based format. The TOEFL PBT test is being phased out.

UNSW Institute of Languages offers the TOEFL iBT test only.

Can I change my test date?

Yes, as long as you do so more than 3 full days before the test date. For example, the deadline to cancel a Saturday test is Tuesday.

You can only reschedule via the TOEFL iBT online registration system or by calling the appropriate Regional Registration Centre available at https://www.ets.org/toefl/contact/australia. UNSW Institute of Languages is NOTauthorised to make schedule changes.

There is a US$60 fee charged for rescheduling.

Can I cancel my test?

Yes, as long as you do so more than 3 full days before the test date. For example, the deadline to cancel a Saturday test is Tuesday.

If you cancel your test before this deadline, half of the test fee will be refunded. The other half is kept by ETS to cover processing charges.

All refunds will be in the same currency at the same exchange rate as your original payment.

Can I apply for a re-mark?

Yes, you can have the Writing and/or Speaking sections of your test rescored up to 30 days after you take the test.

  • The test can be rescored only once.
  • If you want both sections rescored, they must be done at the same time.
  • If the rescore results in a change in your score (lower or higher), the revised scores will become your official scores.
  • Your test cannot be rescored if you have already requested that your scores be sent to an institution or agency.
  • Each section costs US$80. Both sections together cost US$160. See TOEFL iBT Fees for payment policies.
  • To request rescoring, complete the TOEFL iBT Rescoring Request Form (PDF).
  • Scores are reported online about three weeks after your request for a rescore is received.

For a complete list of general FAQs regarding TOEFL, please go to the FAQ section on the ETS website https://www.ets.org/toefl/ibt/faq/.