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.

Our next TOEFL ITP test will be held on Friday, December 18, 2020.

Please scroll to 2020 TOEFL ITP dates for special COVID-19 pre-registration requirements and other health & safety guidelines for the test.


What are these tests?

TOEFL® ITP

is the Institutional Testing Program. It is a paper test with three parts: Listening, Structure, and Reading.

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 normally 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*. The fee is non-refundable.

*During COVID-19, we will be providing an online credit card payment for test takers who pre-register online.

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.

*During COVID-19, online pre-registration is required. There will be NO in-person registration for the test. Please see special registration instructions below.

6.  Can you send my score to _______?

If you would like us to send your score to a UH system school or other college/university, please email us at eslhelp@hawaii.edu. Please include your full name, date of birth, test date, and the address of the office you would like to send the score to.


2020 TOEFL ITP dates:

Test Administration DateNon-Help Registration BeginsRegistration Deadline (Thursday)
March 7, 2020February 20, 2020February 27, 2020
May 9, 2020
cancelled due to COVID-19
April 30, 2020May 7, 2020
June 27, 2020
cancelled due to COVID-19
June 18, 2020June 25, 2020
August 1, 2020
cancelled due to COVID-19
July 23, 2020July 30, 2020
October 16, 2020*
*Date change as of 09/18/2020. Subject to COVID-19 requirements (see below).
September 28, 2020
*Online registration only.
October 9, 2020
December 18, 2020
**Date change as of 11/10/2020.
Subject to COVID-19 requirements (see below).
November 30, 2020
*Online registration only.
December 11, 2020

Dates are subject to change. Please check this page for updates or contact us to confirm current test dates.
*Registration will be closed on the Thursday of the week that it will be administered or when all seats are filled.
 


COVID-19 TOEFL ITP Registration requirements

Last updated: November 10, 2020

In order to protect the health and safety of all test-takers, HELP will be implementing the following requirements for the December 18, 2020 TOEFL ITP test.

Test date: Friday, December 18, 2020
Time: 8:30am-12:00pm
Location: University of Hawaii at Manoa campus (detailed information will be emailed to registered test takers)

  • Online pre-registration required.
  • Pre-registration is from Monday, November 30, 2020 – Friday, December 11, 2020
    • Maximum seats available: 20
    • Registration will close on December 11, 2020 or once all seats are filled.
    • Further instructions including payment methods will be emailed to registered test-takers.
    • Payment is due by December 11, 2020.
  • All test takers must abide by the following health & safety guidelines:
    • Register for and complete a health check on LumiSight UH before arriving on campus for the test.
      • Stay home if any sign of illness, possible exposure, or pending COVID-19 test.
      • Test takers must show evidence of completed health check prior to entering the test room. Acceptable evidence is printed out clearance sheet from Lumisight website or smartphone screen showing clearance.
    • Complete a temperature check prior to entering the test room.
      • HELP staff will use touchless thermometer.
      • Any person(s) with a temperature of 100.4F or higher will not be allowed in the test room.
    • Wear a face mask properly at all times on campus and through the duration of the test.
    • Sit in assigned seat through the duration of the test. Test takers will be seated at least 6ft/2m apart according to social distancing recommendations.

If you have any questions or concerns about our health & safety guidelines, please contact us at eslhelp@hawaii.edu.

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