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TOEFL won't release my score [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2011, 13:57
Hello guys,
I just have a question to ask. I took TOEFL in june, but didn't get a score because ETS said they couldn't grade my speaking section, even though I'm pretty sure I spoke loudly. I was given a voucher to retake the test. This I did in August, only to hear from them again that they couldn't grade my speaking section because the raters couldn't hear my responses. I had made sure I spoke loudly, since I was going in with memories of my last test. To say the least, I was shocked. I called the test center and they said they hadn't heard anything like that before!
So, ETS didn't release my two consective TOEFL results. I was given another voucher and will be retaking the exam for the third time.
I just wanna ask if this is usual with you guys. This is giving me serious emotional and financial problems, as I now have to travel several kilometers to retake this exam. Besides, grad school won't wait for me!

I'll appreciate your responses. Thanks
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Re: TOEFL won't release my score [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2011, 16:26
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Have not heard of this personally but we don't have a ton of TOEFL reports. Let's see if others had similar experience.
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Re: TOEFL won't release my score [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2011, 21:53
Thnks bb. Waiting to hear from others...

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Re: TOEFL won't release my score [#permalink] New post 21 Sep 2011, 08:29
why not taking TOEFL in other test center?
I know it may cost you, but it wil eliminate the possibility that smth is wrong with equipment in that test center. Or may be the internet connection is slow and it causes problems.
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Re: TOEFL won't release my score [#permalink] New post 22 Sep 2011, 16:44
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why not taking TOEFL in other test center?
I know it may cost you, but it wil eliminate the possibility that smth is wrong with equipment in that test center. Or may be the internet connection is slow and it causes problems.

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Exactly wat I did the second time. I changed centers but had the same result. ETS's mail says they couldn't hear my responses. The second time I took it in a very reputable test center.
I still don't know what the problem was, but apparently it wasn't a test center problem
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Re: TOEFL won't release my score [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2011, 17:24
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Re: TOEFL won't release my score [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2011, 03:49
^well. This is really getting at me. After writing ETS, they said it had nothing to do with me. Said they had technical probs at their end. Very frustrating, especially after writing the second exam excellently well.
They gave me a voucher to write again and i just did a week ago. I didn't even put in serious effort, given all these disappointments. Am expectin to hear from them in a week...

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Re: TOEFL won't release my score [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2011, 04:29
I wish you to have the result this time!
They definitely should upgrade their techical system or begin to use real people!
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Re: TOEFL won't release my score [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2011, 06:39
Ugh, I had the SAME problem.

It killed me.

I'm applying RD 1 for Wharton and HBS and I got a 110 last year, which really is low for these schools. I am very fluent in english and scored a 95% on the GMAT verbal and 6.0 on the essays.

I should easily have gotten a better score. I got a 118 3 years ago.

So I went to take the test on Sept 9th and got the same response that you did. They couldn't grade my speaking section and said it had nothing to do with the test center but their internal system.

So I had to apply with my 110, which thankfully, was ready and still valid.

VERY frustrating, to say the least.
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Re: TOEFL won't release my score [#permalink] New post 04 Oct 2011, 12:42
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Ugh, I had the SAME problem.

It killed me.

I'm applying RD 1 for Wharton and HBS and I got a 110 last year, which really is low for these schools. I am very fluent in english and scored a 95% on the GMAT verbal and 6.0 on the essays.

I should easily have gotten a better score. I got a 118 3 years ago.

So I went to take the test on Sept 9th and got the same response that you did. They couldn't grade my speaking section and said it had nothing to do with the test center but their internal system.

So I had to apply with my 110, which thankfully, was ready and still valid.

VERY frustrating, to say the least.

I understand perfectly what you are going through. Mine waz not just frustrating because it happened twice, but also because I took the exams at two different top-quality centers!
Okay. I now had to travel many miles away from home (virtually to a different city) for the third exam in order to meet school deadlines.

Fortunately, I now have a result, but not without writing this exam three times. I scored 116! with reading=30,listening=30,speaking=26,writing=30. (Yeah, I admit I did quite badly in the speaking. But Joseph's template worked just fine!)
I know I would have scored far better (perhaps around 118-120), if my second TOEFL had been released. Do I have a feeling they just didn't want me scoring that high!? :?

Anywayz, am just so glad that I can now apply to grad school and that my scores meet the requirements.

Thanks guys for all the words/support!! :-D
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