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TOEFL® EssentialsTM Test

A convenient, friendly and trusted English-language test

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How to Register for the TOEFL Essentials Test

Watch these videos to learn about the at home testing process and how students can create an ETS account to register for the test.

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TOEFL At Home Testing

View the entire at home testing process, including:

  • how to register
  • how to verify equipment and environment requirements
  • what to expect on test day
  • what to do after the test session

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How to Create an ETS Account

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Planning ahead

It's important that students consider their overall timeline when choosing a test date. They need to make sure scores will be sent prior to application deadlines, and they may want to leave time for retesting. Test takers should:

  • plan to take the TOEFL Essentials test 2 to 3 months before their earliest application deadline
  • register for the test 4 months before their desired test date
     

Registration deadlines

  • Regular registration: 7 days before the test
  • Late registration: 2 days before the test (US$20 fee)
  • Reschedule a test: 4 days before the test (US$30 fee)
  • Cancel a test: 4 days before the test — see Refund Policies in the TOEFL Essentials Information Bulletin.