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T.O.E.F.L Information

If your first language is not English, you may be required to write an English language proficiency test as one of the requirements for admission to an Ontario college or university. One of the most commonly used tests is TOEFL - the Test of English as a Foreign Language. The TOEFL will include a test of speaking in addition to sections on reading, writing and listening.

How can I get more information about TOEFL?

The TOEFL test is offered in two formats: the TOEFL iBT™ Test, in an Internet-based format, and the original Paper-based Test (PBT). The format you take depends on the location of your test center, so your first step is to decide where you will take the test.


To get a better understanding of the test you can find many helpful resources and tools on this website. You may also register and create a login to learn more.

How do I register?

On the TOEFL home page, there is an Online Registration for the TOEFL Test that will also tell you the locations of the local computer-based and paper test centres.

What is the cost?

The test fee is 200 USD

English Language Proficiency Requirements for Ontario Colleges

The Ontario College Guide ( provides information about language proficiency admission requirements for all Ontario Colleges.

You should also check the College Web Sites for information on English Language Requirements for your college.

English Language Proficiency Requirements for All Ontario Universities

The einfo website ( provides information about language proficiency admission requirements for all Ontario Universities.

The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT)

The OSSLT does not replace the TOEFL as an admission requirement.

Alternatives to the TOEFL - MELAB

How do I register?


What is the cost?

  • Written Test: $120.00 CDN - Includes two score reports
  • Oral Test: $50.00 CDN - Cannot be taken without written test


You must apply for your test at least 2 weeks (14 days) in advance.

All information including test locations are available online.

Testing times fill up very quickly. Plan ahead and book your test date as soon as possible.

If you have any questions please see a Guidance Counsellor or visit the York Region District School Board Guidance Web Page:

Click on the link

→ Planning for College or University

→ Researching Schools and Programs

→ Scroll down to "Requirements"

→ Click on About Language Proficiency Requirements

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