TOEFL Score Percentiles: What Do They Mean for You?

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After you take the TOEFL, you can use your score to figure out your TOEFL score percentile, which shows how your TOEFL scores compare with those of other test takers. But how important is your TOEFL percentile to schools? And how do TOEFL percentiles change based on different groups of test takers?

We’ll answer these questions and more in this guide by looking at TOEFL percentile charts for various groups of test takers. After we go over the charts, we’ll discuss the importance of your TOEFL iBT percentile to schools and explain how knowing your percentile can benefit you.

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TOEFL Total Score: Do You Need a Maximum Score?

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After taking the TOEFL, you’ll get four section scores and one total score on your TOEFL score reportBut what exactly is the TOEFL total score? What kind of scoring scale does it use and how important is it to schools?

In this article, we’ll explain the total TOEFL score and discuss whether it’s possible to attain the maximum TOEFL score. After, we’ll go over the importance of your total score and give you step-by-step instructions on how to set a TOEFL total score goal.

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TOEFL Score Calculator: How to Estimate Your TOEFL iBT Score

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Taking the TOEFL is hard enough, so you shouldn’t have to spend extra time worrying about how your exam will be scored or how to score your practice exams. Our TOEFL score calculator will help you understand how your score is determined by explaining how the TOEFL is scored, what raw and scaled TOEFL scores are, and how to calculate your own scores for each section of the TOEFL. Then, you can use this knowledge to hone in on exactly how to reach your TOEFL score goals.

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TOEFL Score Validity: How Long Are TOEFL Scores Good For?

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Do TOEFL scores expire? Ho long are TOEFL scores are valid? Read this guide for the answers to those questions as well as everything you need to know about TOEFL iBT score validity. In this guide, we’ll go over how long TOEFL scores are valid for, what happens after they expire, if you can still use expired scores, and how this affects your planning when applying to schools.

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How Often Can You Take the TOEFL? Should You Retake?

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Not happy with your TOEFL score but not sure if you can or should take the exam again? Fortunately, retaking the TOEFL is an option! 

In this guide, we’ll go over the formal TOEFL retest policy, how to retake the TOEFL, how often you can take the TOEFL, what schools really think of retakes, how to decide if a TOEFL retake is right for you, and how to make sure you score higher on your retake. Let’s get started!

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10 Steps to Get a US Student Visa: Full Application Guide

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Each year, many international students apply to US schools in order to study full-time in the US. But to attend school in the States, you need more than just good grades — you need a US student visa. Unfortunately, the process for obtaining a visa can be complicated, which is why we’re here to help.

In this guide, we’ll go over the basics of visas and how to get a student visa to the US. We’ll also give you a handful of tips and resources you can use to ensure your visa application process proceeds smoothly.

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TOEFL Requirements for Colleges: What Score Do You Need?

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Many colleges and universities in the US maintain expectations of how high applicants’ SAT and ACT scores should be. But what about the TOEFL? Are there TOEFL requirements for universities, too? The answer is yes — many US schools require international applicants to submit TOEFL scores. But the exact TOEFL score you’ll need for admission ultimately depends on where you’re applying.

In this article, we explain what good TOEFL scores for colleges are and give you a list of 64 popular US schools and their minimum TOEFL score requirements. We also teach you how to find minimum TOEFL scores for US universities and how to set a TOEFL goal score.

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17 TOEFL Note-Taking Tips for Listening, Speaking and Writing

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In order to do well on the TOEFL, you don’t simply need to be good at English — you also need to know how to take clear and effective notes. This is why we’re giving you 17 expert TOEFL note-taking tips. With these tips, you’ll be able to answer TOEFL questions faster and more accurately than ever before.

In this article, we’ll explain what sections you’re allowed to take notes on and then take a close look at the various ways TOEFL notes can help you get the Listening, Speaking, and Writing scores you deserve.

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TOEFL Reading Passages: Best Strategies and Practice

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Reading can be a tricky skill for English-language learners to master, and TOEFL reading passages can be especially challenging. To truly do well on these passages, you must know complex English grammatical structures in addition to numerous high-level vocabulary words. Nonetheless, comprehending even complex TOEFL iBT reading passages is vital to getting the TOEFL score you want.

In this article, we explain where you’ll encounter TOEFL reading passages (hint: they’re not only on the Reading section!), go over various reading strategies, and introduce 15 resources for TOEFL sample reading passages.

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What Is Conditional Admission? What Does It Mean for You?

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Every year, many international students receive conditional admission to colleges and universities across the U.S. But what is conditional admission exactly? And how can it benefit you?

In this article, we explain how the conditional admission process works for international students. We also give you a lengthy list of U.S. schools offering conditional acceptance as well as a few key tips on when to consider accepting or rejecting a conditional admission offer.

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