English Proficiency Tests: TOEFL & Duolingo
Institutional TOEFL Exam
The Institutional Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is used to evaluate the English proficiency of individuals who speak English as a second language. The primary purpose of the Institutional TOEFL is to measure English proficiency for admission to college-level courses at TCC.
Please note that the Institutional TOEFL scores are valid only at the institution where it is taken. It cannot be sent to another college at a later date.
Please be aware that the Institutional TOEFL is a standardized exam. This means that each section of the exam - listening, structure, and reading - has time limits set by the testing company, Educational Testing Service (ETS). These time limits will not change. The listening section is on a CD and runs about 35 minutes for 50 questions, the structure section is 40 questions in 25 minutes, and the reading portion is 50 questions in 55 minutes.
Individuals wishing to attend an institution other than TCC, or if you are unable to take our Institutional TOEFL, may register online for the TOEFL iBT. The cost for the iBT TOEFL is $225 (as of 6/4/2021).
The cost for the Institutional TOEFL is $45 - A fee increase may be implemented by Examination Testing Service (ETS).
The registration process must be done in person at the Northeast Campus Testing Center. Each person registering for this exam must bring a photo ID with a signature (i.e. driver's license, passport, etc.) and the appropriate registration fee. A copy of the photo ID will be kept on file in the Testing Center.
TOEFL Rescheduling & Refunds
Examinees must notify the Northeast Campus Testing Center to reschedule, and a $15 rescheduling fee will be assessed.
To receive a refund, examinees must notify the Northeast Campus Testing Center 24 hours prior to the scheduled testing date. A refund will be issued minus a $15 processing fee.
TOEFL Testing Location
Northeast Campus Testing Center
Academic/Administration Building - Room AB101
3727 E. Apache Street
Tulsa, OK 74115
TOEFL Testing Dates
The examination lasts approximately three hours. You cannot start the exam late so arrive by 8:45 a.m. for check-in.
The TOEFL exams are typically scheduled for the first Thursday of the month at 9 a.m. However, there may be some adjustments.
- Thursday, November 2, 2023, at 9 a.m.
- Thursday, December 14, 2023, at 9 a.m.
- Thursday, January 4, 2024, at 9 a.m.
Duolingo English Test
For Fall 2023 enrollment, Duolingo scores will only be accepted until July 30, 2023. After July 30, 2023 students may use Institutional TOEFL or IBT TOEFL scores.
The Duolingo English Test is an online English proficiency test that can be taken online, on-demand, in under an hour for only $49. The test is taken on a computer with a camera and includes a proficiency score, video interview, and writing sample which are shared with TCC when applicant results are sent. Certified results are available within 48 hours of the test session.
If you need to use a TCC computer with a webcam, please get in touch with the campus of your choice and ask to reserve a private room to take your Duolingo test.
- The minimum score needed for college admission is 85.
- The minimum score needed to enroll in the college's Intensive English Program is 75.
Find Information for the Intensive English Program and other ESL courses.