Three Great Changes to the TOEFL® Test Experience
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Three Great Changes to the TOEFL® Test Experience

Jul 17, 2019

The TOEFL® test is greatly improved for you!

Great news! Starting in August 2019, the English-language test that helps you do your best is introducing new enhancements, including a shorter test, MyBest™ scores and easier registration. All designed to help you fulfill your potential and achieve your test goals faster.

Here’s more about the great benefits you can expect from the TOEFL iBT ® test.

1. The TOEFL iBT test will be shorter.

For all tests after August 1, TOEFL iBT testing time will be reduced by 30 minutes, to approximately 3 hours. Test takers may find they benefit from the shorter test through better focus and lessened fatigue. And there is still no need to return for a second day, which is required by some other tests.

With no changes to the overall format, question types or scoring scale, it’s the same fair, reliable, preferred test, just with fewer questions in the Reading, Listening and Speaking sections. In other words, you will be able to prepare exactly the same way as before. So relax, you’ve got this!

2. Show your highest section scores to universities.

Only the TOEFL iBT test has MyBest scores, which allow you to showcase your top section scores from all of your tests in the previous 2 years. This means you may be able to achieve the scores you need sooner—and take the test fewer times—to meet the admissions requirements at your dream universities.

What’s more, 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.* And because of the reputation and high standards of the TOEFL test, you will stand out to universities when you apply.

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.

Taking the test before August 1? No worries. You can still get a score report with MyBest scores after August 1, 2019 for tests taken before then. And, as always, official TOEFL test prep materials are available to help you prepare. So register today and take the test that can best put your plans in motion—the TOEFL test.

3. Enjoy a simpler registration.

Now, you’ll find registering for the TOEFL iBT test easier than ever with features that help you save time and plan ahead. The updated registration system features a test-center search powered by Google Maps®, and convenient access to official test prep. Get started by checking out test centers and dates now.

Let’s review!

  1. The TOEFL iBT test will be shortened by 30 minutes.
  2. MyBest scores is the new TOEFL iBT test feature that allows you to show your best scores to universities.
  3. Registration for the test is easier.
  4. The improved test experience begins August 1, 2019.

With so many great advancements to the TOEFL test coming your way, there’s never been a better time to begin your path to success. So why wait any longer? Register for the TOEFL iBT test today.

*Source: Survey of 251 admissions officers at US and Canadian universities.