One of the Schools that I applied to has rejected me on the basis of my TOEFL iBT listening score and has asked me to take the test again and re-apply next term. I got a total of 100 on the iBT and I find it strange that this school mentioned this point! It is not a top 50 school and their GMAT requirement itself is just 550-600 for a sure admit. What should I do? I find it upsetting to take the TOEFL again. Last time, I took the test with a 2-3 day preparation.
Hi I am also an international applicant.
I would not apply to this school next term. I would find this a bit offensive, but nothing personal. By the way do they have a clear requirement on a web site what TOEFL score satisfy their requirements?
Do they have an average TOEFL score? Check this out.
Does +2 or+4 points really matter for them? did you have an interview with Adcoms? did they have a chance to make sure that you can understand what they said? I think yes. then what?!
Stanford's requirement is 100 points. The school has Stanford's requirement as for TOEFL, but do they provide the equivalent teaching and learning facilities? I tend to doubt about it.
If you really want to study in that school, call or write them and ask about taking the listening section only. I mean during the test just skip all the sections but listening. You will be fresh and will not spread your energy on other sections. you score will look like 0 26 0 0. You will prove them that your listenitng abilities are good.
Why I suggest that because during my last test I saw a girl who took only the speaking section and skipped all others. The proctor explained me that some universities want student's improvement only in a particular section.
Find out what are the school's TOEFL requirements and what is the average TOEFL score of admitted students, talk to some foreign students . Look for minimum requirement for subscores. If they do not have anything like that on their web site I would doubt whether to apply next term.
Ask them whether they can admit you with the condition that you will rise your Listenting score more than X.
lets us know what is the outcome and what is your decision.
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