Accommodations for Test Takers with Disabilities or Health-related Needs
ETS is committed to serving test takers with disabilities or health-related needs by providing reasonable accommodations that are appropriate given the purpose of the test. Testing accommodations are available for test takers who meet ETS requirements.
See below for a list of available accommodations for the TOEFL® Essentials™ test.
Practice tests that support screen readers and include transcripts and closed captioning are available. We strongly encourage you to use these practice tests so you’re fully aware of the kinds of interactions you’ll encounter in the actual test. If you require practice tests in an alternate format, please contact ETS Disability Services.
The Bulletin Supplement contains the procedures and forms for requesting testing accommodations. You must use it with the Information Bulletin.
- Bulletin Supplement for Test Takers with Disabilities or Health-related Needs
- 2022–23 TOEFL® Essentials™ Information Bulletin
Documentation review takes approximately 6 weeks once your request and completed paperwork are received. If you’re required to submit additional documentation, the review can take approximately another 2 to 4 weeks from the time the new documents are received until the review is complete.
Once you've been approved, you'll receive an email with instructions on how to register for the test. Please wait for your approval email before attempting to make a test appointment.
Requesting Accommodations Through Your Online Account
You can do the following online through your ETS account:
- apply for accommodations
- view your approved accommodations
- view test appointments
Requesting Accommodations by Email or Mail
You can also submit requests for accommodations via email or mail. Send your completed forms and documentation to:
- ETS Disability Services
P.O. Box 6054
Princeton, NJ 08541-6054 U.S.A.
- Courier Service:
- ETS Disability Services
225 Phillips Boulevard
Ewing, NJ 08628-1426 U.S.A.
The following are some of the available accommodations for the TOEFL Essentials test.
- Screen magnification
- Selectable background and foreground colors
- Braille test (in contracted or uncontracted braille)
- Large-print version of the test
- Listening section omitted
- Speaking section omitted
- Extended testing time
- Rest breaks
Do You Need A Different Accommodation?
If you'd like to request accommodations other than those listed above, describe them in Part II of the Testing Accommodations Request Form found in the Bulletin Supplement.
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