The TOEFL iBT (Internet-Based Test) measures your ability to use and understand English at the university level. And it evaluates how well you combine your listening, reading, speaking and writing skills to perform academic tasks. The exam consists of the following sections:
Reading: Read 3 or 4 passages from academic texts and answer questions.
Listening: Listen to lectures, classroom discussions and conversations, then answer questions.
Speaking: Express an opinion on a familiar topic; speak based on reading and listening tasks.
Writing: Write essay responses based on reading and listening tasks; support an opinion in writing.
Visit the official GRE website at ets.org/toefl for official study guides, sample questions, and general exam information.
Scheduling an Appointment
BSU Testing administers the Internet-based TOEFL 2-3 days per month on select Fridays and Saturdays, beginning at 8:30am. For an up-to-date list of available testing dates, click here and scroll down to United States, Massachusetts, Bridgewater.
To schedule, reschedule, or cancel your TOEFL appointment, you must do so through the official TOEFL website; click on the button below to create a TOEFL account and register for your test session at BSU:
Directions and Transportation
Bridgewater State University is located in the center of Bridgewater, about 40 minutes south of Boston, and is close to major highways, roads, and commuter rail lines. We recommend either traveling by commuter rail or car.
BY CAR: If you are driving to Bridgewater State University, you can follow these directions here. If you have a GPS, you can navigate to 10 Shaw Road. Parking is available in the West Campus Lot, which is directly across the street from Testing Services' office in the Maxwell Library; please notify the parking attendant that you are here to take a test at Testing Services. For a list of buildings and locations, you can view our campus map.
BY TRAIN: Bridgewater State University has a commuter rail stop right here on campus, on 85 Burrill Avenue, adjacent to the West Campus Lot. Our stop is on the Middleborough/Lakeville line. If you are coming from South Station in Boston, the round-trip fare is $23.50 cash-on-board and $17.50 when tickets are purchased in advance.
$180 in the United States, payable at the time of registration. Note that other fees apply for cancellations, rescheduling, additional transcript requests etc.
What are the ID requirements for the TOEFL?
In general, an ID must be an original document, not a photocopy. It must not be expired, and it must display the full name you used to register for the test. It must also have a photograph and a signature. Drivers licenses and government IDs are typical accepted IDs for US citizens.
IF YOU ARE NOT A US CITIZEN: Candidates who are not US citizens must present a current passport as identification. If your name does not appear in English language letters on the passport, you must also present a secondary ID, such as a license, student ID, or bill. If you are a permanent resident, you can present your green card, along with a supplementary ID (student ID, license, government ID). Candidates without proper identification will not be allowed to test.
We recommend that you review the TOEFL ID requirements and ensure you have all required documentation before registering for your test session. Click here to review ID requirements.
What is my score out of?
Scores for each section of the TOEFL iBT fall between 0 and 30, with a total scaled score ranging between 0 and 120. For more detailed information on the scoring process, click here.
How many schools/organizations/agencies can I send my TOEFL scores to?
As part of your $180 testing fee, you may send your scores to up to four TOEFL Destinations before you arrive to take the test. Score report recipients can be added or deleted through the TOEFL iBT online registration system until 10pm (local test center time) on the day prior to the test date. For selections made after the 10pm deadline, there is a fee of $18 USD for each score report.
Additional score report requests, or requests made after your test session, cost $18 USD per score recipient.
How can I find which universities, colleges, organizations, and/or agencies accept TOEFL scores?
How long will it take for my designated score recipients to get my TOEFL results?
Official score reports will be sent to your designated recipients approximately 13 days after you take the test. However, ETS has no control over mail delivery to various locations around the world. Allow 7 to 10 days after the mailing date for delivery in the United States, and 4 to 6 weeks for locations outside the United States.
When will my TOEFL iBT scores expire?
Your TOEFL iBT scores are valid for two years after your test date.
I have more questions about the TOEFL iBT. Where can I find answers to my questions?