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Stand out with MyBest ™ scores and more

Oct 10, 2019

The TOEFL® test now has MyBest™ scores, a new feature allowing you to showcase your top section scores from every TOEFL test you’ve taken in the previous two years. With MyBest scores, you may be able to achieve the scores you need faster—and take the test fewer times—to meet the score requirements at the schools to which you plan to apply.

With MyBest scores, you ensure that your best scores are always sent to admissions officers, and because of the reputation and high standards of the TOEFL test, you will stand out to universities when you apply.

MyBest scores are part of a better overall test experience that the TOEFL test provides. Recent enhancements also include faster score reporting, a reduced retest waiting period and launch of the TOEFL® Official App.

Admissions officers prefer MyBest scores.

In a recent survey, 74% of admissions officers say they prefer to have MyBest scores on the TOEFL iBT® score report.* All score reports sent after August 1, 2019, regardless of test date, will automatically include MyBest scores along with the traditional scores from your selected test date. And, as always, official TOEFL test prep materials are available to help you prepare.

Sample test questions

More improvements to the TOEFL test experience.

In addition to MyBest scores, the TOEFL test has now introduced other great enhancements that can help you achieve your best overall test performance and get noticed by thousands of universities around the world.

  • Retest more quickly. The required waiting period between tests has now been reduced from 12 days to 3 days, which allows you to take the test on consecutive weekends, as available dates permit. There is no limit to the number of times you can retake the TOEFL iBT test to improve your scores, but remember that MyBest scores are only calculated from tests in the previous two years.
  • Get your scores faster. Now, you can view your scores online just 6 days after your test date instead of 10.
  • Download the TOEFL® Official App. Now, you can register for the test, access test prep, view your scores and so much more right from your mobile device. The TOEFL app is available for Apple or Android devices.

Plus, the TOEFL test has other great features and benefits to help you view, understand and improve your scores.

View your TOEFL scores online. Approximately 6 days after your test date, you will receive an email letting you know that your scores are available.** Simply log in to your TOEFL iBT account either online or on the TOEFL® Official App, and go to the Scores section to see your scores.  

Understand your scores. Learn how to interpret your scores on all four sections of the test and see which sections you did best on and where you need to focus on improvement.  

Improve your scores. Based on your score on each section, the TOEFL test offers you customized tips and advice to help you improve your English-speaking skills. 

Tips for success on test day. Take our suggestions and show up confident and prepared on the big day.

It’s time to take the TOEFL test.

With MyBest scores and other improvements to the TOEFL test, there’s never been a better time to take—or retake—the TOEFL test. More than 35 million people around the world have taken the TOEFL test and have opened doors to their futures. You could be next! Register today.

*Source: Survey of 251 admissions officers at U.S. and Canadian universities.
**Starting October 2019.