Schools Accepting TOEFL MyBest Scores

Important Update from 2020: ETS is now maintaining its own list of schools and organization that accept TOEFL MyBest Scores.  I probably won’t update my own list anymore.  You can find the official list as a PDF file right here.

The following institutions have stated publicly that they will accept TOEFL MyBest Scores. Note that this list could be out of date. It is best to contact the school you are interested in directly.

Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Source: “If you wish to send us “MyBest Scores”, we will accept them. All TOEFL scores we receive will be made available to the program reviewing your application. “

Miami University. Source: “We accept MyBest scores for the TOEFL. This means that the highest scores for each section from different TOEFL exams will determine a combined highest sum score.”

Carnegie Mellon School of Design. Source: “the School of Design also accepts MyBest scores for TOEFL iBT. “

Shoreline Community College. Source: “MyBest scores are accepted.

University of British Columbia College of Graduate Studies. Source: “The College of Graduate Studies accepts MyBest Scores.”

Northwestern (Graduate School). Source: “GS accepts the “MyBest scores”. A new reporting structure released by ETS in August 2019. These scores may be entered in the TOEFL section on the “Test Scores” page of the application form.”

University of Arizona (Graduate College). Source: “Individual MyBest scores must also be dated within 2 years of the enrollment term to be considered valid.”

University of Buffalo. Source.

CalArts. Source: “CalArts accepts “MyBest” scores delivered directly from ETS.”

San Francisco Conservatory of MusicSource: “SFCM will consider accepting the MyBest scores. We must have all score reports the MyBest scores are from submitted with the application, and the scores must be from within the past two years.”

Schools and Boards that will not accept MyBest Scores

In addition, the following institutions have publicly stated that they will not accept TOEFL MyBest Scores. This list could be out of date. Contact the schools for confirmation.

Georgia Tech. Source: “At this time Georgia Tech does not accept the ETS “MyBest Scores” for TOEFL.  Our TOEFL minimum requirements are such that we must receive your full test score results for each testing session.”

University of Illinois. Source: “If English is not your first language or you are attending high school in a non-English-speaking country, we recommend you report your highest TOEFL (do not use MyBest scores) or IELTS score and highest sub-scores, regardless of test date.”

Johns Hopkins (School of Public Health). Source: “MYBest Scores will not be accepted.”

California State University (Long Beach). Source: “We do not accept MyBest Scores.”

University of California Irvine. Source: “We do not accept MyBest scores; you must submit all individual test scores.”

University of California Berkley (Graduate School). Source: “We do not accept MyBest Scores.”

National Association of Boards of Pharmacy. Source: “NABP does not accept MyBest™ scores, or “superscores.” You must complete and receive passing scores on all four sections of the TOEFL iBT in one testing session. “

University of Pennsylvania. Source:  “Penn looks at the results of an applicant’s most recent TOEFL exam, not MyBest scores.”

Rice (Graduate School). Source: “No, Rice only accepts the best composite score.”

University of Minnesota. Source: “The University of Minnesota Twin Cities does not consider MyBest Scores: Sum of Highest Section Scores of the TOEFL iBT Score Report to meet the minimum total score requirement for admission.”

University of Washington. Source: “We will not consider TOEFL’s MyBest score to meet the minimum English proficiency requirement for freshmen admission at this time. Although we are reviewing our policy and collecting data about the MyBest scores, applicants applying for autumn 2020 should plan on meeting the minimum English proficiency requirement for admission with scores from a single test date.”

Ohio University (Graduate School). Source: “The Graduate College does not currently take into consideration the TOEFL “MyBest” scores (superscores).”

Colburn School. Source: “Please note, Colburn only accepts TOEFL iBT scores from a single test date, not MyBest scores.”

University of Southern California. Source: “USC does not accept “superscores” or TOEFL “MyBest scores.” 

University of Pittsburgh. Source: “The University of Pittsburgh only accepts TOEFL iBT scores from a single test date, not MyBestscores.”

Princeton University Graduate School. Source: “At this time, we are not accepting MyBest scores. “

Case Western University School of Graduate Studies. Source: “The School of Graduate Studies does not accept the TOEFL MyBest Scores. Applicants must achieve a minimum of 90 on one exam date; exams will not be superscored.”

Columbia Law School. Source: “No.”

University of Massachusetts Amherst. Source: “note that we do not superscore language tests (e.g. we do not accept MyBest scores from TOEFL.)”

Carnegie Mellon University School of Music. Source: ” Please note: the School of Music only accepts TOEFL scores from a single test date, not MyBest scores.”

Northeastern University. Source: “Northeastern does not superscore results from your English Language Tests, nor do we consider MyBest scores for applicants submitting results from the TOEFL iBT. “

University of Texas. Source: “Please note that The University of Texas does not accept standardized test superscoring (e.g., GRE ScoreSelect or TOEFL MyBest Scores.”

SC Johnson School of Business (Cornell). Source: “Johnson will not accept MyBest scores, as we do not superscore bands within the TOEFL.”

Boston University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Source: “Please note that we do not accept the TOEFL “MyBest” scores.”

Pepperdine University. Source: “Please note that Pepperdine does not accept TOEFL ‘MyBest Scores'” 

Mount Holyoake. Source: ” Mount Holyoke does not subscribe to the College Board’s MyBest Scores test option.”

Kyunghee University. Source: “본 교는 TOEFL iBT시험 성적표 상에 기재된 MyBest scores를 인정하지 않음(a single test date 성적만 인정)”

University of Warwick. Source: “The University of Warwick only accepts TOEFL (iBT) scores from the single most recent test date, not MyBest scores.”

University of Sheffield. Source: “We do not accept the TOEFL paper-based test, or MyBest scores.” And also: source.

Leeds University Business School. Source: “Please note, we only accept TOEFL iBT scores from a single test date, not MyBest scores.”

University of Southampton. Source: “The University of Southampton does not recognise MyBest scores and will only accept scores taken in one sitting within the 2 years immediately preceding the programme start date.

University of Colorado.  Unclear.  I was told in a personal email that they do not.  Another student told me that they do.  Best to send an email and ask.

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