TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Educational Testing Service administers the internet-based TOEFL. The Graduate School prefers scores from the iBT TOEFL. Due to the nature of the graduate admission process, the Graduate School has not set a recommended minimum score for the iBT TOEFL. Applicants who take the test in a country which does not offer the iBT TOEFL should take the PBT TOEFL.
Students who score below a 28 on the speaking subsection of the TOEFL iBT will be required to take an English placement test. Students who do not pass the test will be required to enroll in English Language Program classes.
Please note that TOEFL scores expire after two years from your original test date and will not be available from ETS. All scores MUST be valid through December 31. We do not accept expired or self-reported test scores nor do we accept copies of test takers reports.
When registering for the test, you must request that your scores be sent to Princeton University, institution code 2672. Department codes are not used at Princeton, if you are required to select a code choose one closest to your interest. Allow several weeks for test scores to reach the University, the Graduate Admission Office will update your submitted application checklist when the scores are received even if they are received after the department deadline. To ensure your scores arrive in time for the review process applicants SHOULD take the TOEFL by the following dates:
- Paper based test (PBT) taken by October 31
- Internet based test (iBT) taken by December 1
An application is considered incomplete without these scores.