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.

TOEFL Examinees

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).

TOEFL Registration

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.

Please note, TOEFL registration is handled on a first come first serve basis. If there are no slots available for your preferred date, you may be put on a waitlist or sign up for another date. 

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, August 8, 2024 at 9 a.m. 
  • Thursday, September 12, 2024 at 9 a.m.
  • Thursday, October 3, 2024 at 9 a.m.
  • Thursday, November 7, 2024 at 9 a.m.
  • Thursday, December 5, 2024 at 9 a.m.

Duolingo English Test

As of Fall 2023, Tulsa Community College no longer accepts Duolingo scores for English Proficiency. Students may use Institutional TOEFL or IBT TOEFL Scores. 

Register for the Duolingo English Test

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