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TOEFL® Essentials™ Test

A convenient, friendly and trusted English-language test

Select any step to learn more about the TOEFL® Essentials™ test.


How to Register for the TOEFL Essentials Test

Visit the Test-taker Registration page to learn how students can register for the test.


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.