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.
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.
- When appearing for TOEFL, make sure you forward your scores to 4 of 8 universities you’re applying for at the end of exam.
- 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.
- Usually, universities agree to this arrangement. Just make sure that you send the application fee and all other necessary documents; include a checklist, too.
- 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.
- Then forward to 4 universities, by using the additional score reporting feature.
I hope this answers the question.