Who Accepts TOEFL Scores?

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Who Accepts TOEFL Scores?

Wondering who accepts TOEFL scores?  Well, according to the official TOEFL ETS site currently more than 9,000 schools (colleges, community colleges, universities) and other institutions in over 130 countries accept TOEFL scores. TOEFL scores are currently considered to be the preferred method to determine English proficiency in the key areas of speaking, writing, reading, and listening.  In addition to academic institutions like universities, here are some other examples of organizations that accept TOEFL scores:

  • Immigration offices accept them to process residential and work visas
  • Pharmacy, Dental, Physical Therapy, and other medical licensing boards
  • Any individual that wants to assess their English proficiency level

Institutions that Accept TOEFL Scores

According to a recent survey of 263 University admissions offices, 4 out of 5 admissions officers preferred to use TOEFL to determine the applicants level of English proficiency in comparison to other English language tests like IELTS. The official TOEFL test organization has a great tool to search for schools and institutions that accept TOEFL – as well as their score requirements.

CLICK HERE TO USE THE TOEFL Destination Search to find institutions and available score requirements.

Visa Requirements

Who accepts TOEFL scores for visa requirements?  In Australia TOEFL iBT test scores can be used to demonstrate English proficiency for student, post-study, skilled migration and business visas. Read all about this requirement and how TOEFL can be used for Australian Visas here.

In the U.K., in certain conditions TOEFL iBT test scores are accepted for Tier 4 student visas. You can visit U.K. Visas for more information about this.

About the Author

Adam is the founder and lead instructor for the English Simple TOEFL program. He’s taught English and TOEFL for over ten years, and developed curriculum all over the world. TOEFL is his business, but helping people is his passion. His “office” is always open, so feel free to drop him an email with any questions, complaints, compliments, or funny jokes. He speaks French, Spanish, Japanese, and Russian. But you gotta write him in English – you’re prepping for the TOEFL!