TOEFL Registration Online

Benefits of Online Registration for TOEFL

There are many ways of registering for the TOEFL exam. You can register online, by phone, by mail or in person at a TOEFL Resource Centre. In this article we will be discussing the complete procedure for TOEFL registration online. It is recommended that you register 4 months in advance for the test in order to get the test date and centre of your choice.

There are several benefits to TOEFL registration online and the same have been listed below.

  • In TOEFL registration online, there is ease of registration as you can register anytime, anywhere. This facility is available 24/7.

  • You can pay while sitting at home through Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover or JCB.

  • You can check whether your desired test slot is available and you do not have to wait for a response which you will have to do if you register through mail or in person.

  • Your application will be processed as soon as you send it and you will not suffer from bureaucratic delays if you choose TOEFL registration online.

Step 1: Register with ETS

For TOEFL registration online, you have to first create an account on the official site of ETS the link to which is - Make sure that all the information you fill in is correct. Please note that the spellings of your name should match those on your identification documents. ETS specifies that the username should be between 6-16 characters. It can be a combination of letters and numbers, but no special characters are allowed. The password should also match certain criteria that are:

  • It should be between 8-16 characters

  • It can have lower case and upper case letters, numbers and special characters. It should contain a mix of at least three of the above for it to be a valid password.

Step 2: Log In and choose the test you want to register for:

After you have finished with creating an account on the official website of ETS, log in using your log-in information. You will reach your homepage. Select My Tests and then choose the option which says Register for Tests. Now choose TOEFL from the list of available tests and click on the Continue button. In addition to registering for the test, you will be registered for receiving four free scorecards.

Step 3: Choose test date, centre and location:

Choose your location i.e. your country. You will now be shown all the available test centres in your country and you will have to decide on a test centre whose location is most convenient for you. After you decide on your test centre, you will be asked to specify a range of 60 days within which you would like to attempt the test. The available test dates will be shown to you and you can choose the one which you find suitable. After you enter all this information, a page will open up displaying your chosen date and centre and will ask you to confirm this information. Registration for taking a test on a particular date will close a week before that date. Late registration will close three days before that date, for which you will be asked to pay a late fee of US $35.

Step 4: Recipients of Scorecards

After this, you will be asked to specify the four organisations that should receive your scorecards apart from you.

Step 5: Making payment:

Before making payment, you will be asked to confirm your order. Once you have done so, a list of payment options will appear. You can pay by credit card, e-check (this is applicable only if you have a US Bank Account) or Vouchers. Enter the information asked related to your mode of payment and then confirm payment. Do not press enter or back while the website is processing your order.

Keep in mind that after Step 3, Step 4 and 5 should be completed within 20 minutes. This is for added security of transaction. Print out the order confirmation that will appear on screen as you will be required to carry this to your test centre on the day of the test. Click on email link if you want the order confirmation in your email as it will not be automatically emailed to you. Access the free sample materials and mock tests for iBT TOEFL that are available which serve as excellent preparation materials.

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