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Location:Simplot Micron Academic Success Hub, Room 213 A
Cost:$180 (Paid Directly To TOEFL At The Time Of Registration)
Scheduling:Register Directly On The TOEFL Website.
What to bring:Drivers License or Government issued ID.

What is the TOEFL Test?

The TOEFL iBT test measures students’ ability to use English at the university level. It combines your listening, reading, speaking and writing skills to determine the ability to complete academic tasks. Boise State requires International Students to take the exam as part of the admissions process. For more information on Boise State’s Admission policies please visit International Students Admissions Page.

Who Takes the TOEFL Test?

More than 27 million people from all over the world have taken the TOEFL test to show their English-language skills. The average English skill level ranges between Intermediate and Advanced. People who need to take the TOEFL include:

  • Students planning to study at a college or university.
  • English-language learning programs, both for admission and exit.
  • Scholarship and certification candidates.
  • English-language learners who want to track their progress.
  • Students and workers applying for visas.

Who Accepts TOEFL Test Scores?

Boise State University is one of more than 8,500 colleges, agencies, and other institutions in over 130 countries that accept the TOEFL. For more information, such as how to use your scores to satisfy visa requirements in Australia and the United Kingdom, how to find institutions that accept TOEFL scores, and more, visit the official TOEFL website.

Registration and Fees

All appointments must be made through ETS TOEFL. Go to the ETS TOEFL Website for a complete list of your registration options. The exam cost in the United States is $180.00. Complete payment details are listed on the registration website.

Test Preparation

ETS (Educational Testing Services) offers many practice materials to help you prepare for the TOEFL iBT test. These can also be used to build your English skills. These include:

  • Free sample questions
  • Practice tests
  • Interactive skill-building programs
  • Detailed information about the test

Watch the new video, TOEFL Resources: An Overview for Students (Flash), to learn about the tools from ETS that can help you get ready for the TOEFL test. You can see a list of study materials at the TOEFL Preparation Webpage.