ETS Announces Changes to Testing in Iran


Princeton, N.J. (December 19, 2012) —

Due to the challenges of administering the TOEFL® test using prepaid vouchers in Iran, Educational Testing Service (ETS) has discontinued their use until further notice and will now accept only approved credit card registrations, similar to other countries worldwide. This change is effective December 19, 2012.

Registrations will be honored for all those scheduled to test utilizing vouchers through January 31, 2013. After this date, new registrations from Iranian test takers will be done through an approved credit card or by taking the TOEFL test in neighboring countries.

ETS is attempting to open additional seats in January to accommodate those candidates with vouchers who wish to test. TOEFL test takers with prepaid vouchers who cannot test by the January 31, 2013 deadline should contact the location where the voucher was purchased for a refund.

Registration for the Graduate Record Examinations® (GRE®) tests will continue as usual online at through approved credit cards. Test takers who have already registered through the ETS website for the February 2013 and April 2013 GRE testing dates will be able to test as planned. Test takers who registered through other locations will be issued a refund from that organization.