Students often ask me how long it takes for score recipients to get their TOEFL scores. The answer is that it takes eleven days for recipients to get the scores. You can find this information buried deep in the TOEFL Bulletin for 2023. Here ya go:
“Official score reports for the TOEFL iBT test will be sent to your designated recipients within 11 business days after your test (15 days for the TOEFL iBT Paper Edition). It could be sooner, depending on what score delivery method each specific institution uses. “
The scores are sent electronically, so this means the institutions should have them eleven days after you take the test. ETS does not provide confirmation that the scores have been properly received, but you can call the admissions department of your school to confirm if necessary.
Of course if you have chosen paper score reports this could take a lot longer. ETS says:
However, if we mail the score report, keep in mind that ETS has no control over mail delivery to various locations around the world. Allow another 7–10 days for mail delivery in the U.S., and 4–6 weeks for mail delivery to other locations. For information specific to your postal system, contact your post office for an estimated arrival time for mail from the U.S.
How Long Until Scores Appear in your ETS Account
In case you are wondering, scores appear in your ETS account 4-8 days after you take the test. The PDF score report can be downloaded two days after that.