How many times can you take the TOEFL?

There is no limit to the number of times that you can take the TOEFL. But you must pay a registration fee each time you take the test. TOEFL scores are valid for two years.

Colleges allow international students to retake the TOEFL as many times as they like without penalizing them for taking it too many times. However, colleges and universities require students to report either the most recent score or sometimes the highest score.

If a university requires only the highest score, it is not uncommon for international students to retake the TOEFL several times in order to receive the score needed to attend college or university of their choice. Therefore, one strategy is simply is to take the TOEFL until you receive the score needed to enter the college of our choice.