TOEFL Scores & Result

Updated by: Mrunmayai Bobade on April 28, 2022, 10:35 p.m.

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TOEFL Scores 2022

Each section on the TOEFL is scored on a scale of 0-30, which are then added together for a total score of 0-120. Further, the score range is broken down into four or five proficiency levels to measure the candidate's proficiency for the skill accurately. There is, however, no passing or failing score for TOEFL 2022 as it entirely depends on the university or agency and their own score requirements.

Considered one of the top global English language proficiency tests, the TOEFL 2022 is scored only by a centralised scoring network. Scores of the test, which remain valid for two years, are released within 6 days after taking the test. While ETS allows candidates to specify the institutions to recieve their respective score cards before sitting for the test, they can also send additional score reports after taking the test.

Over 11,000 institutions in more than 10 countries will accept the TOEFL 2022 scores. Some of these TOEFL-accepting universities in the world include Chester University, Dublin City UniversityAuburn University, University of South Florida and George Mason University

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What Do TOEFL Scores Mean?

A TOEFL 2022 score report includes individual scores of the four sections as well as the total score. Here are the different scores that a candidate will see in a TOEFL 2022 score report:

  • Individual section-wise scores - reading, listening, speaking and writing which has a score range of 0 - 30.

  • Overall Score - The scores of each section are added to get a total score of 0 - 120.

Each section has 4 or 5 proficiency levels, therefore, each candidate is scored according to the levels specified below:

Skill

Level

Speaking

Advanced (25–30)

High-Intermediate (20–24)

Low-Intermediate (16–19)

Basic (10–15)

Below Basic (0–9)

Listening

Advanced (22–30)

High-Intermediate (17–21)

Low-Intermediate (9–16)

Below Low-Intermediate (0–8)

Reading

Advanced (24–30)

High-Intermediate (18–23)

Low-Intermediate (4–17)

Below Low-Intermediate (0–3)

Writing

Advanced (24–30)

High-Intermediate (17–23)

Low-Intermediate (13–16)

Basic (7–12)

Below Basic (0–6)

How to Tell If You Passed the TOEFL?

ETS has not set any passing or failing scores for the TOEFL test. Each institution sets its own TOEFL score requirement, individually for each course, which a candidate must meet in order to be eligible and obtain an unconditional admission offer.

How Is the TOEFL Scored?

A TOEFL 2022 test is never scored at the test centre but only under a centralised scoring system. While the Speaking and Writing sections are scored by a combination of multiple highly-trained human and AI evaluators, the Reading and Listening sections are scored by a computer.

All evaluation procedures have been designed to ensure consistency and a true reflection of the abilities of the candidate and do away with the bias of an evaluator that may be possible in face-to-face interviews.

How To Get TOEFL Scores?

Through ETS Account

After approximately six days of taking the test, TOEFL 2022 scores will be made available to the candidate on the official website, for which an email will be sent to the registered email address. Candidates can access their account online or through the official TOEFL app.

The same scores will be considered valid for two years. TOEFL test-takers can download and take a print out of the TOEFL 2022 scores for future references.

By Mail

A TOEFL candidate can also request a printed copy of their score report before sitting for the test. Their TOEFL 2022 scores will be mailed within 11 days from the date of taking the test, although delivery times may vary according to the candidate’s address.

Sending the TOEFL Scores

Before the Test

All TOEFL test-takers can send their TOEFL 2022 scores before taking the test. The test fee that one pays while registering for the test includes up to four free TOEFL 2022 score reports that can be sent to the different TOEFL score recipients, which the candidates can select before the test. ETS also allows candidates to add or delete the score recipients through their ETS account, until 10 p.m. (local test centre time) on the day before their test. 

When adding any institution on the list of recipients before the test, candidates would not be able to request a score review of their Speaking and Writing sections.

Score delivery times may differ based on how a candidate’s designated score recipients receive scores (all times approximate):

  • ETS Data Manager: 6–8 days

  • Scorelink Service: 8–10 days

  • Postal Mail: 9–11 days plus mailing time. Allow an additional 4–6 weeks for mail delivery to other locations. 

After the Test

After sitting for the TOEFL 2022 test, candidates can also choose to send their scores through their respective ETS accounts, by fax or by mail, after paying an additional fee of US$ 20 per institution/agency.

Through Your ETS Account

  • Candidates can log into their ETS account online or through the TOEFL official app, where they can use the "Send Additional Score Reports" option.

  • Pay the fee using credit/debit card, e-check or PayPal.

  • Score reports are usually mailed within 3 to 4 days after receiving the request.

By Fax

  • ETS provides a TOEFL iBT Additional Score Report Request Form (PDF) which a candidate is required to fill out.

  • The duly filled out form along with the candidate’s appointment number and credit/debit card information should be faxed to +1-610-290-8972.

  • In case a candidate wishes to send the same fax more than once, they can write "DUPLICATE" in large letters on the form to avoid extra charges on their credit/debit card.

  • Their TOEFL score reports will then be mailed within 10 business days after the request is received.

By Mail

Candidates must complete the TOEFL iBT Additional Score Report Request Form (PDF). The score reports will then be mailed within 10 business days after the request is received.

All candidates opting for this method are required to mail it with the required payment to the following address:

ETS-TOEFL iBT

P.O. Box 6153

Princeton, NJ 08541-6153 USA

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FAQs on TOEFL 2022 Result/Scores

How to send TOEFL scores after the test?

Candidates can send TOEFL 2021 test scores after the test through their ETS account, by fax or mail.

Can I send additional score reports after taking the TOEFL test?

Yes, you can send additional score reports after taking the TOEFL test. An additional fee of US$20 will be charged for each institution/agency.

Can I send the TOEFL scores before the test?

Yes, ETS allows students to send their TOEFL scores before taking the test.

How to get the TOEFL scores?

Candidates can access their TOEFL scores through their respective ETS account or by requesting a printed copy of the score report before taking the test. The same will be mailed to the student within 11 days.

Is there a passing score for the TOEFL 2021?

No, there is no passing score for the TOEFL 2021. However, each university accepting the TOEFL score will be defining the TOEFL score requirement, basewd on the university and course admission requirements. The TOEFL requirements will, therefore, vary from university to university.

What is the section-wise score range for TOEFL 2021?

The section-wise score range for TOEFL is 0-30.

What is the score range for TOEFL 2021?

The overall score range for TOEFL is 0-120.

What is the validity of TOEFL scores?

The TOEFL scores remain valid for a maximum period of two years.

What details will be included in the TOEFL score report?

The TOEFL score report will include four scaled section scores and a total score.

When will the TOEFL 2021 result be declared?

The TOEFL scores are made available for every test-taker on their ETS account within six days of taking the test.

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