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The Name You Use When Registering

The name you use when you register — and the spelling of that name — must appear exactly (other than accents and apostrophes) as it does on the identification (ID) document that you plan to bring on test day. If the names don't match, you won't be able to take the test, and your test fee won't be refunded.

  • Be sure to provide your entire first/given name (other than accents and apostrophes). Don't register using a nickname or with only an initial as your first name.
  • If you have a multiple-part first/given or last/family name, enter it exactly as it appears on the ID you'll bring to the test center. Enter your names so they read in the same order as they do on your ID document. For example, if your first/given name is Jean Louis, enter both names in the First/Given Name(s) box.
  • If you don't have a first/given name or don't have a last/family name, select the appropriate check box next to the name fields.

If the Name in Your Account Doesn't Match Your ID

If you make a mistake entering your name or date of birth, or if your name changes after you create your account, you must contact TOEFL Services to update it before your test. You cannot update these fields yourself in your account, and the information on the ID you bring on test day must match the information in your account.