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English Test Preparation
College-bound ESL students have more options than just the TOEFL iBT® to satisfy the language proficiency requirement for college entrance. There are also the TOEFL® ITP, IELTS, PTE, and Cambridge FCE or CAE.
HELP has been offering classes to its students on the TOEFL® ITP. This year, HELP expanded its offerings to include not only the TOEFL® ITP but also the TOEFL iBT® and IELTS in a workshop format open to the public.
The University of Hawaii System campuses accept scores from all three tests. Students need to check carefully for the requirements at other colleges or universities.
What are these tests?
TOEFL iBT® is the Internet-Based Test. This online test has four sections: Reading, Listening, Speaking (two independent tasks and four integrated tasks), and Writing.
IELTS is the International English Language Testing System. It is the British and Australian equivalent of the TOEFL iBT. This paper test has four sections: Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking.
For more information regarding upcoming workshop dates and prices, please contact us.
TOEFL® ITP Examination
HELP is licensed to administer the TOEFL® ITP (paper & pencil) by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). The TOEFL® ITP is offered primarily to assist institutions in placing students in English courses at the appropriate level of difficulty or to determine whether additional work in English is necessary before an individual can undertake studies at an institution where English is the medium of instruction. The Undergraduate Admissions Office and the Graduate Admissions Office at UH Mānoa, as well as several community colleges in the UH system, will accept these scores. If you would like to use the score to apply to schools outside of the UH system or on the mainland, please contact those offices and institutions directly and inquire if they will accept the Institutional Paper Test.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
1. How long is the test?
The time required for administration of the ITP is approximately 2.5 hours.
2. When is the test offered?
The test is offered six (6) times per year. Administration is always on a Saturday morning. Please see below for specific test dates and registration deadlines.
3. When will I get my score?
Examinees’ answer sheets are scored by ETS in Princeton, NJ. Score results can be expected approximately three to four weeks after the test date.
4. How much does the test cost?
The fee for non-HELP students is $35, payable by check, credit card, or money order only (no cash). Please pay in person at HELP’s Main Office.
5. How do I register?
Students must register for the test in-person at HELP’s Main Office beginning on Thursday of the week before it will be administered. Registration will be closed on the Thursday of the week that it will be administered or when all seats are filled.
6. Can you send my score to _______?
If you would like us to send your score to a UH system school, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your full name, date of birth, test date, and the address of the office you would like it sent to.
The dates for 2016 are:
|Test Administration Date||Non-Help Registration Begins||Registration Deadline (Thursday)|
|March 5, 2016||Feb 25, 2016||March 4, 2016|
|May 7, 2016||April 28, 2016||May 5, 2016|
|June 25, 2016||June 16, 2016||June 23, 2016|
|**July 30, 2016
**(changed from August 13, 2016)
|July 21, 2016||July 28, 2016|
|October 15, 2016||October 6, 2016||October 13, 2016|
|December 17, 2016||December 8, 2016||December 15, 2016|