Discover ELS – TOEFL iBT

TOEFL® Internet-Based Test (iBT)

Assess English Language Skills in Academic Settings

What is this test?

The Test of English as a Foreign Language® (TOEFL®) is designed to assess English language skills of non-native speakers. Designed to be taken on the Internet, the TOEFL® iBT emphasizes integrated communication skills and communicative competence.

Educational Testing Services (ETS), developers of the TOEFL® iBT, have a cooperative agreement with ELS that allows students to take the official TOEFL® test at any ELS Language Center* throughout the US.

Who should take it?

Students planning to pursue their Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree

International students who wish to pursue undergraduate study at an American college or university have the option of taking the TOEFL® iBT. In some instances, the institution will waive the TOEFL® iBT if a student has completed Level 112 of ELS’ English for Academic Purposes program. If the institution does not waive the TOEFL® iBT, the student must attain a certain minimum score on the exam in order to gain acceptance to the college or university. Students should check with the institution to find out what minimum score it requires on the TOEFL® iBT.

Students planning to pursue their Master’s degree or Doctorate

International students who wish to pursue graduate study at an American college or university can take the TOEFL® iBT. Most graduate schools require a minimum score on the TOEFL® iBT as well as the Graduate Record Examination® (GRE®) or the Graduate Management Admissions Test® (GMAT®). Students may take ELS test prep programs for the GRE® or the GMAT® at Level 110 and higher—or if they meet other requirements. To learn more about entry requirements for either test prep program, click the links for each test.

Business Students

Students entering the Business English Program must attain a minimum score on the TOEFL® iBT, TOEIC®, or IELTS™ exams, or achieve an advanced level on the ELS Pre-Arrival Test.


All locations except ELS/Juilliard.

Test Preparation

The ELS Complete Prep Program for the TOEFL® iBT is an excellent way to prepare completely and thoroughly for the test and even includes a reserved seat for the TOEFL® iBT for students enrolled in a full 12-week program. Learn more about this prep program here.

More Information

For more information on the TOEFL® iBT, visit ETS online.

*Not available at ELS/Juilliard, New York, New York