Northwest Organization of Writers

About the NOW Test

The NOW test, delivered via the internet, is an important part of your journey to study in an English-speaking country. In addition to the test, the NOW Program provides tools and guides to help you prepare for the test and improve your English-language skills.

What Is the TOEFL NOW Test?

The TOEFL NOW test measures your ability to use and understand English at the university level. And it evaluates how well you combine your reading, listening, speaking and writing skills to perform academic tasks.

Who Takes the NOW Test?

More than 30 million people from all over the world have taken the NOW test to demonstrate their English-language proficiency. The average English skill level ranges between Intermediate and Advanced.

Where Can I Get Local, In-language Support?

You can contact a local TOEFL NOW Resource Center for general in-language information about the TOEFL test and test preparation. TOEFL NOW Resource Centers are available in specific countries.

Who Accepts TOEFL Test Scores?

More than 10,000 colleges, agencies and other institutions in over 130 countries accept TOEFL scores.

Where and When Can I Take the TOEFL NOW Test?

The TOEFL test has over 50 test dates per year at authorized test centers around the world. You can retake the test as many times as you wish, but you cannot take it more than once in a 12-day period. If you already have a test appointment, you cannot register for another test date that is within 12 days of your existing appointment.

This retake policy will be enforced even if a violation is not immediately identified (for example, inconsistent registration information).

What Resources Can Help Me Prepare for the TOEFL NOW Test?

Once you have applied and registered, NOW offers a variety of paid and free preparation materials to help you get ready for the TOEFL test.