TOEFL Scores & Result 2023: Download Your Score Card Here

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Samarpita Goswami
Updated on Jul 31, 2023 10:22 AM IST

An essential component of the university application process is the TOEFL scores. The universities establish the TOEFL exam score as a suitable benchmark for the applicants.

With a high TOEFL score, you may demonstrate that you have a solid grasp of the English language. Results from the TOEFL are also used to prove English language competency while requesting a visa. Therefore, it is critical to comprehend how TOEFL scores are assessed, what a good TOEFL score is, and how to submit them to the college or university of your choice. The TOEFL exam results and other pertinent information are covered in full on this exam page below.

TOEFL Results 2023: August, September and October Dates

TOEFL results are typically released within 48 hours from the exam date. Test takers may have a look at the exam dates and their respective result dates below:

TOEFL Result Dates: August 2023

TOEFL Exam Date

TOEFL Result Date

August 4

August 10

August 5

August 11

August 9

August 15

August 19

August 25

August 23

August 29

August 26

September 1

August 27

September 2

TOEFL Result Dates: September 2023

TOEFL Exam Date

TOEFL Result Date

September 6

September 12

September 9

September 15

September 10

September 16

September 16

September 22

September 17

September 24

September 20

September 26

September 23

September 29

September 24

September 30

September 29

October 5

September 30

October 6

TOEFL Result Dates: October 2023

TOEFL Exam Date

TOEFL Result Date

October 4

October 10

October 7

October 13

October 14

October 20

October 18

October 24

October 21

October 27

October 22

October 30

October 28

November 3

October 29

November 4

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About TOEFL Results and Scores 2023

Each section on the TOEFL is scored on a scale of 0-30, which are then added together for a total score of 0-120. Further, the score range is broken down into four or five proficiency levels to measure the candidate's proficiency for the skill accurately. There is, however, no passing or failing score for the TOEFL exam 2023 as it entirely depends on the university or agency and their own score requirements.

The TOEFL 2023 is a top-tier English language proficiency test that is solely graded by a centralised scoring network. Within six days after the test, the TOEFL scores are made public and TOEFL score validity is for two years following when the exam was taken. Prior to the test, ETS enables applicants to designate the universities that will receive their individual TOEFL scorecards. However, following the test, applicants may also submit additional TOEFL score reports.

The TOEFL results will be accepted by more than 11,000 universities across 190 countries. Dublin City University, Chester University, Auburn University, University of South Florida, and George Mason University are just a few of the global institutions that recognise the TOEFL scores.

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What Do TOEFL Scores Mean?

A TOEFL 2023 score report includes individual scores of the four sections as well as the total score. Here are the different scores that a candidate will see in a TOEFL 2023 score report:

Each section has 4 or 5 proficiency levels, therefore, each candidate is scored according to the levels specified below:




Advanced (25–30)

High-Intermediate (20–24)

Low-Intermediate (16–19)

Basic (10–15)

Below Basic (0–9)


Advanced (22–30)

High-Intermediate (17–21)

Low-Intermediate (9–16)

Below Low-Intermediate (0–8)


Advanced (24–30)

High-Intermediate (18–23)

Low-Intermediate (4–17)

Below Low-Intermediate (0–3)


Advanced (24–30)

High-Intermediate (17–23)

Low-Intermediate (13–16)

Basic (7–12)

Below Basic (0–6)

How Is the TOEFL Scored?

A TOEFL 2023 test is never scored at a TOEFL test centre but only under a centralised scoring system. While the Speaking and Writing sections are scored by a combination of multiple highly-trained humans and AI evaluators, the Reading and Listening sections are scored by a computer.

All evaluation procedures have been designed to ensure consistency and a true reflection of the abilities of the candidate and do away with the bias of an evaluator that may be possible in face-to-face interviews.

How to Tell If You Passed the TOEFL?

ETS has not set any passing or failing scores for the TOEFL test. Each institution sets its own TOEFL score requirement, individually for each course, which a candidate must meet in order to be eligible and obtain an unconditional admission offer.

How To Get TOEFL Scores?

Through ETS Account

After approximately six days of taking the test, TOEFL 2023 scores will be made available to the candidate on the official website, for which an email will be sent to the registered email address. Candidates can access their account online or through the official TOEFL app.

The same scores will be considered valid for two years. TOEFL test-takers can download and take a printout of the TOEFL 2023 scores for future reference.

By Mail

A TOEFL candidate can also request a printed copy of their score report before sitting for the test. Their TOEFL 2023 scores will be mailed within 11 days from the date of taking the test, although delivery times may vary according to the candidate’s address.

Sending the TOEFL Scores to Universities

Before the Test

All TOEFL test-takers can send their TOEFL 2023 scores before taking the test. The TOEFL exam fee that one pays while registering for the test includes up to four free TOEFL 2023 score reports that can be sent to the different TOEFL score recipients, which the candidates can select before the test. ETS also allows candidates to add or delete the score recipients through their ETS account, until 10 p.m. (local test centre time) on the day before their test. 

When adding any institution on the list of recipients before the test, candidates would not be able to request a score review of their Speaking and Writing sections.

Score delivery times may differ based on how a candidate’s designated score recipients receive scores (all times approximate):

  • ETS Data Manager: 6–8 days

  • Scorelink Service: 8–10 days

  • Postal Mail: 9–11 days plus mailing time. Allow an additional 4–6 weeks for mail delivery to other locations. 

After the Test

After sitting for the TOEFL 2023 test, candidates can also choose to send their scores through their respective ETS accounts, by fax or by mail, after paying an additional fee of USD 20 per institution/agency.

Through Your ETS Account

  • Candidates can log into their ETS account online or through the TOEFL official app, where they can use the "Send Additional Score Reports" option.

  • Pay the fee using credit/debit card, e-check or PayPal.

  • Score reports are usually mailed within three to four days after receiving the request.

By Fax

  • ETS provides a TOEFL iBT Additional Score Report Request Form (PDF) which a candidate is required to fill out.

  • The duly filled out form along with the candidate’s appointment number and credit/debit card information should be faxed to +1-610-290-8972.

  • In case a candidate wishes to send the same fax more than once, they can write "DUPLICATE" in large letters on the form to avoid extra charges on their credit/debit card.

  • Their TOEFL score reports will then be mailed within 10 business days after the request is received.

By Mail

Candidates must complete the TOEFL iBT Additional Score Report Request Form (PDF). The score reports will then be mailed within 10 business days after the request is received.

All candidates opting for this method are required to mail it with the required payment to the following address:


P.O. Box 6153

Princeton, NJ 08541-6153 USA

TOEFL Percentile

Your TOEFL percentile score compares your results to those of the other test-takers. In more concrete words, your TOEFL score percentile will be a figure that represents the percentage of test takers that you outperformed. Given this, your percentile shows how well you performed on the test in comparison to other applicants while your TOEFL score reflects how well you answered numerous prompts and queries.

Remember this, the higher your percentile, the more test takers you have outperformed, and consequently, your TOEFL score will be more impressive. The TOEFL percentile is shown in the table below as a percentage of the TOEFL composite or total score:

TOEFL Percentile

















































24 to 28


04 to 20

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FAQs on TOEFL Result/Scores

How to send TOEFL scores after the test?

Candidates must sign in to their registered account on the ETS website following the test in order to send the official TOEFL scores. After logging in, choose the universities to which you want to send your TOEFL results by clicking the 'Send Additional Score Reports' option. After being selected, applicants must pay the USD 20 extra fee using a credit/debit card or any other accepted method.

Can I send additional TOEFL score reports after the test?

Yes, all test-takers are allowed to send additional TOEFL score reports after attempting the test via either the official website of ETS, fax or email. The most simple way for you will be to log into your account on the ETS website and follow the instructions if you want to send additional TOEFL score reports to colleges or universities of your choice.

What is a good TOEFL score for admissions abroad?

A good TOEFL score for admissions abroad depends on the requirements of the university an applicant is applying for. While most prestigious universities abroad demand that non-native English speakers should submit TOEFL scores of 90 or higher, obtaining a TOEFL score of 80 is also considered to be an excellent score. However, it is important to remember that each university will stipulate the English language criteria for their applications from international students; as a result, before registering for the TOEFL exams, carefully review the university entrance requirements.

How to get the TOEFL scores?

You can get your TOEFL scores by mail or by visiting the official ETS website. Applicants will receive an email from the exam administrator notifying them that their TOEFL scores or results have been made public and instructing them to check into their ETS account to access their results. A printed copy of the TOEFL scores can also be requested by mail.

Is there a passing score for the TOEFL exam?

No, there is nothing termed as a passing score for the TOEFL exam. However, based on specific university entrance requirements and course prerequisites, each university that accepts a TOEFL result will impose a minimum TOEFL score requirement. Accordingly, before registering for the TOEFL exam, candidates should carefully review the admission requirements for the programme on the official website of their preferred university.

What is the section-wise TOEFL iBT score range?

The section-wise TOEFL iBT score range or a four-scaled sectional TOEFL iBT score is from 0 to 30 for a total of 120 points. The TOEFL exam has four sections, each of which consists of a variable amount and variety of questions totalling 30 marks each.

What is considered a good TOEFL score?

Anything above 100 is considered a good TOEFL score. However, the average TOEFL score is rounded to somewhere around 90 or typically ranging roughly between 85 to 95. While taking the exam or preparing for the TOEFL, students must understand that there is nothing termed as a bad or good TOEFL score. 

What is TOEFL score validity?

The TOEFL score validity is for two years. The TOEFL exam scores remain valid for two years after the date of testing, giving candidates ample time to apply to universities abroad. If you have received your TOEFL scorecard, you can use it to apply to universities abroad that require proof of English proficiency during those two years.

What details are included in the TOEFL score report?

A TOEFL exam scorecard will contain the necessary information relevant to an admission council at any university abroad, which includes the subscores of each TOEFL exam section along with the overall score obtained by a test-taker in a TOEFL test, along with the candidate name. Test-takers are advised to check whether all the information provided is correct before.

When will the TOEFL exam result be declared?

According to ETS, the official administrator for the test, the TOEFL exam results are declared 6 days after taking the test, specifically if you have taken the test at a designated test centre. The TOEFL iBT Home edition results are declared within 6-10 days after the scheduled test whereas, the TOEFL iBT Paper edition results are declared 11-13 days after the scheduled test.

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