What You Need to Know about TOEFL Codes?

Taking TOEFL Soon?

If you have decided that you would like to study in a college or university that is located in an English-speaking nation, you will have to take TOEFL as it is one of the tools that the admission department will use when accepting students from non-English speaking nations. Before you register for this test, it is important for you to find out more information about it so that you will get a clear picture about it. At the time of applying for the examination, you will find that there are test codes that will be mentioned in the application form. If you are new to this test, you may not know what they are. Candidates who register for the test online do not have to worry about these codes as they are provided automatically. On the other hand, if you are filling up the paper form you need to know what they are so that you write the correct test codes. The good news is that you do not have to wonder from where you will get these codes as you will be able to find out about them here in this article.

Different Types of TOEFL Codes

In this section, you will find the various exam codes in the application form. Understand them well and then fill up the form accordingly.

    • Department Codes: These are codes that are meant for the department where you would like to apply to, such as Sociology or Economics. If you visit the official website (, you will be able to find out more about this.
    • Country and Region Codes: When you sure applying for TOEFL, you will find that you will have to select certain test codes such as the country and region codes. Now if you are using the physical form, you may not know what to write as the code of your native nation, code of the citizenship and the code of the present residential nation. The good news is that you can refer to the official website for this. Just visit the right page ( and you will be able to get the information you are looking for.
    • Native Language Codes: At the time of filling up the application form, you will also be asked to write the code for your native language. Like the codes mentioned above, you will not know what your native language code is. If you would like to find out about the exam codes for native language, you will find that these are provided in the official website ( If your native language is not mentioned in the list then you have to write ‘UND’.

Filling up the Application Form…

At the time of filling up the application form, make sure that you fill in the information correctly. This includes your personal information as well as the various codes of TOEFL that you will be asked to write. You can refer to the links mentioned above to find out about the relevant codes that you need to include in the form. It is also possible for you to obtain them directly from the test center near you, if you are there. The representative there will guide you and offer you the help that you are looking for. Read the form first before you fill it and once you have completed it, make sure you double check the information that you have provided. The last thing you want is to make some mistakes there that will negatively affect your application. So review the filled-up form and then submit it to the relevant authority so that you can be sure that you have done everything correctly.