TOEFL FAQ

REGISTRATION

HOW CAN I REGISTER FOR THE TOEFL?


You can register for the TOEFL online at the ETS website. Registering for the TOEFL can be a daunting task. It can take a while and you must be very careful when entering your details since this information will be used to confirm your identity on test day at the testing center, as well as given to universities when reporting your test scores. When you choose a study program with us, we can also help you register for the rest as well as send score reports to the universities you want!




WHERE CAN I TAKE THE TOEFL TEST?


In Istanbul, you can sit for the TOEFL test at the following locations: Istanbul Universitesi Dil Merkezi (PUBLIC) - STN20063A Kemeralti Cad. No: 29 Tophane - Beyoglu, Istanbul, 34425 Istanbul Technical University (PUBLIC) - ITTR153A Itu Yabanci Diller Yuksekokulu, Macka Kampusu, Istanbul Teknik University, Istanbul, 34363 Istanbul Language Center - Besiktas - STN12234A Barbaros Bulvari Yildiz Ishani, No:9 Kat:2-4 Besiktas, Istanbul, 34330 Istanbul Language Center- Kadikoy - STN13597A Muhurdar Cad. No:45 Kadikoy, 4th Floor Marmara University School of Foreign Languages (PUBLIC) - STN20225A Fahrettin Kerim Gokay Cad., Yabanci Diller Yukselokulu, Nihad Sayar Build, Goztepe Kadikoy, Istanbul, 34722 ISTANBUL, TURKEY - APCU-8940 Test Hizmetleri, Buyukdere Caddesi, Onur Is Hani, No:118, Kat:10, Esentepe, Sisli, Istanbul, 34394 ISTANBUL AYDIN UNIVERSITY - ITTR270A Adnan Kahveci Bulvari No: 78 Bahcelievler, Istanbul ISTANBUL ESENYURT UNIVERSITY - STN15211A Dogan Arasli Bulv. No:79, 7th Floor, Esenyurt, Istanbul, 34510 ISTANBUL ESENYURT UNIVERSITY - STN15211B Dogan Arasli Bulv. No:79, 7th Floor, Esenyurt, Istanbul, 34510 Dialogue Language Schools - ITTR228A Akdeniz Cad. No. 69 Fatih-istanbul,Istanbul, 34100 Cadem Language Institute - STN12525A Ömeraga Mh. Cumhuriyet Cad. , No: 108 (yürüyüs Yolu) Sehir Merkezi, Izmit, 41200 Uludag University (PUBLIC) - School of Foreign Languages - STN14780A Yeni Yalova Yolu, As Merkez Yani Building C- , Uludag Üniversitesi Ali Osman, Sönmez Kampüsü, B-blok, Bursa, 16369




WHEN SHOULD I REGISTER FOR THE TEST?


Seats can fill up quickly, so register early. We recommend that you register 3 to 4 months before your desired test date to reserve your seat. Your test date should be 2 to 3 months before your earliest admissions application or other deadline. Therefore, if you application deadline is July, you should take the test around May/June and you should register around February/March for a test in July. If you wait too long to register for the test, you may not be able to take the test at your desired location, or may not be able to take the test at all if registrations fill up quickly. You may even have to travel to another city just to take the test, so register ahead of time.




WHEN IS THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE?


Registration closes 7 full days prior to the test date. A late fee of US$40 is charged for registrations received after this deadline. Late registration closes 2 days prior to your test date.




WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING ON TEST DAY?


There is only 1 important thing you need to bring with you on test day: Acceptable, valid identification (ID) with your name, recent photograph and signature. You will be required to enter ID information before you can register and the ID you bring on test day must exactly match the name you used when you registered.





PREPARATION

IS THE TOEFL A GENERAL ENGLISH TEST?


No. The TOEFL test measures the ability of non-native English speakers to effectively use and understand the English language as it is heard, spoken, read and written in the university classroom and other academic contexts.




HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO PREPARE FOR THE TOEFL?


You should expect to invest at least 8 weeks of time for learning and practice to prepare for the TOEFL.





COSTS

HOW MUCH DOES THE TOEFL COST


For students registering from Turkey, the full registration fee is $185. Your test fee includes: -1 online score report for you, and 1 paper copy if you requested it before you took the test. -up to 4 official score reports sent to the institutions or agencies you select before you take the test; ETS will send the official score reports directly to the score recipients. To send your TOEFL score directly to the university of your choice, please look up the coresponding institution code here.





SCORES

WHERE ARE THE TOEFL SCORES ACCEPTED?


The TOEFL is one of the most widely accepted standardized English language proficiency test in the world.
In the case of Turkish universities, more and more universities in Turkey are accepting the TOEFL test score for admission purposes. As per the directives of the Turkish Council of Higher Education (YÖK), IELTS scores are not accepted at most Turkish universities as a means of demonstrating English language proficiency. For Turkish universities and their English proficiency requirements, please click here.




HOW AND WHEN DO I GET MY SCORES?


Online: Click "View Scores and Score Recipients" on your Home page to see your scores. Then, select "View Scores." Your results will be available online approximately 6 days after you take the test. You can download and print a PDF copy of your test taker score report from your account, within 8 days after you take the test. Score reports are sent electronically or mailed to recipients within 11 days after the test date. Score reports are valid for 2 years after the test date.