How to Forward GRE and TOEFL Scores to Universities?

Raghuram Sukumar GRE, TOEFL 9 Comments

During a chat session, I was asked about many questions, such as on Internet costs, cell phones, graduate school search and college selections for their profile. It was an interesting experience to talk directly to blog readers. One of the questions raised frequently was about GRE and TOEFL score report forwarding to a graduate school and to a specific department within the grad school.

Reader Question

I’m reappearing for TOEFL on the 5th of October and I’m sending my graduate school application to 8 universities by the end of next week for Spring semester. Is it fine to send my TOEFL score report afterwards?

If you have read the post on Graduate School and University Ranking, I discussed about how you could save money by forwarding the scores to all schools you’re applying for right after the GRE and TOEFL exams.

Most students who appear for the GRE and TOEFL, at the end of exam, they just randomly select some grad schools to forward their scores score. They don’t realize how much money they could save by doing some home work in advance.


  1. When appearing for TOEFL, make sure you forward your scores to 4 of 8 universities you’re applying for at the end of exam.
  2. After sending the application package to the universities, send an email to the graduate school to inform them you are re-appearing for TOEFL on October the 5th so that the scores will be sent to you after that.
  3. Usually, universities agree to this arrangement. Just make sure that you send the application fee and all other necessary documents; include a checklist, too.
  4. If you don’t get any reply in your email, call them and follow-up about your TOEFL score report status. This way you can be sure about its status. Re-check with them after 2-3 weeks from the exam date about the release of score reports from ETS.
  5. Then forward to 4 universities, by using the additional score reporting feature.

I hope this answers the question.


  1. Please is it possible for someone to score more than 200 in toefl ?
    How can someone send his/her score to the school he/she applied for ?

  2. i got score of 1000 in gre and iamplanning to write toefl in dec 2011…can i apply for admissions for ms fall 2012 without teofl score?…i heard that admissions will be closed by jan 2012 and i cant get my toefl score card by then

  3. Dear sir,

    I have studied bachaloris of biology , now I want to inform about master programms that related to my major in USA.

    would you please help me to know the list of universities .



  4. I got a score of 77 in toefl which Tier 1 universities in US will accept the score.I also need the deadlines of the universities that accept a score of 77.Plz do help me out.

  5. Dear sir,

    I have studied master of industrial design , now I want to inform about Ph.D programms that related to my major in US.

    would you please help me to know the list of universities .



  6. Dear sir,

    I wish to apply for Ph.D programme in chemistry in Spring 2010.

    so please let me know the list of universities that provide spring admissions.

    My exam is is April 2009.

    thanks and regards,


  7. @Abhita: No need to send the scores again. Universities will have the scores.

  8. I had appeared for the GRE and TOEFL exam last year in September. I had then forwarded my scores to aboutfour Universities. I am going to be applying to them for next year's spring admissions. Was just wondering whether those Universities will still be having my scores or will I need to send them again.

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