How to Register TOEFL Exams in Nigeria

In this tutorial we will show you how to register TOEFL in Nigeria. Several people, maybe because of lack of appropriate information pay lump sum of money to so-called TOEFL agents and registrars for the purpose of TOEFL registration. If you compare the fees people pay to agents, it’s too exorbitant; the highest TOEFL registration fee for Nigeria is $160-$175 depending on location which falls below 30,000 NGN for the registration.  What about preparatory books? These are by far inexpensive compare to how vendors hyperbolize it.  TOEFL registration is entirely what you can do on your own. In fact for you to be able to pass the TOEFLE test with good grades, you have to know how to register for the test on your own because the exam itself is computer based. You have to know how to navigate around the computer window to be able to register and even write and pass TOEFL test. So why pay people to do it for you? The TOEFL test registration navigation window is self explanatory and you just need to follow the instructions given in this tutorial.

General TOEFL Website Navigation tips

Do not use your browser’s BACK button during registration

TOEFL has multiple security measures to ensure the safety of your

information, including a time limit. To expedite the registration

process, you are advised to keep the required information in place before starting the application; such as up to four recipients  (institutions) you want to receive your scores, how YOU want to receive your scores (web only or web plus a paper copy sent by mail) and complete payment information (credit card, voucher number)

During registration, do not browse any pages outside of the test registration system

Do not enter characters that contain accent marks (i.e., ă ç ñ ó ü). This is because these are not supported by the registration system. The last but not the least, do not DOUBLE-CLICK any of the buttons, especially when submitting payment to avoid being charged twice.

Now the Necessary steps on How to Register TOEFL Exams in Nigeria

The following step outlined below will guide you through the TOEFL registration process.
Step 1: Login

New users click the “Sign Up” link to create your profile. (A new user is anyone who has not created a profile in the TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) registration system, either online or through a call service representative). You will see a new user signup being circled in figure 1. Click the signup and fill your details.

Step 2: Create a profile

Complete all of the required sections highlighted with an asterisk (*). The information you provide will be kept completely confidential. Be sure to that the spelling of your name must be exactly with one printed on identification documents, Also provide your identification information for instance your passport detail and finally create your user name and password by following the rules shown. See Fig2

The challenge questions are used for security reasons, select three challenge questions that are easy to remember but that others do not know. If you forget your user name or password, you must answer one of these challenge questions to verify your identity.

Confirm your Profile

A confirmation page will appear displaying all of the information you submitted. Be sure that the

spelling of your name exactly matches the name printed on the identification document(s) you will present at the test center. If this information does not match, you will not be permitted to test and your test fee will be forfeited. After you create your profile, you will reach “My Home Page”.

Step 3.  Log in with your user name and password and then click “Go.” If you forget your user name or password, click the assistance buttons to get your information. (You can also access the registration system directly from the TOEFL home page at this link: Log In to Your TOEFL iBT Profile)

Step 4: Access your home page

After you log in, you will reach “My Home Page” where you can:

• view your order to find the address and reporting time of the test center where you are registered to test

• register for a test

• order score report services

• view past scores and orders

• update the information in your profile

Step 5: Register for the test
Under “My Tests,” click the “Register for a Test/Order Score Reports” link. You will be redirected to registration page.

Step 6:

To register, click “TOEFL Test” and then the “Continue” button. If you want to purchase more

score reports (those in addition to the four FREE score reports you get when you register for a

test), select “TOEFL Services.”


Step 7: Read the overview page carefully.

To continue, click the “I Agree” button located at the bottom of the page under the Policy Agreement Statement.

Select a Test Center Location

Each test location represents a general area, not necessarily a specific city. For example, Berlin can mean Berlin itself, or within approximately a 50-mile radius. When searching for a test center,  consider areas beyond your city, state or province. Centers listed under a different area may be closer than you think. For example, if you are searching for a city in the New York City area, search in the Northern New Jersey area as well.

Step 11: Confirm your registration

A Reservation Summary page appears. If the information is correct, click the “Continue” button. If incorrect, click the “Cancel” button to perform another search. NOTE: Your reservation is not confirmed until you pay for the test.

Step 12: Select your score recipients Part 1

You will automatically receive a free score report for your records. Additionally, you may

designate up to four institutions to receive your score reports, free of charge. It is best to enter

your selection now; you cannot select your score recipients at the test center. Free score recipient selections or changes will be accepted no later than 10 p.m. (local test center time) the day before

your test. After that, a charge will be imposed.

Step 12: Select your score recipients

Verify your selected recipient and select, if applicable, a department. Then you can either choose to “add another recipient” or “continue” with the registration process.

Step 13: Score Reporting Preferences

Choose how you want to receive your scores and click “Continue.” Step

Step 14: Answer demographic questions

Answers to these questions are voluntary and remain anonymous. They are used for research purposes only and the information will help us better serve TOEFL test takers and score users.

Step 15: Confirm your order

Review your registration information for accuracy, and click the “Confirm Order” button. To change any information, click the “Modify” link. To cancel your registration, click the “Cancel” button.

Step 16: Make your payment

Choose your payment method and click the “Continue” button.

Confirm your payment and view your order.

Hope this tutorial help. Have any comment? Please drop it using the comment box below.

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  1. Am Eze kelechi… based in Anambra… I registered 2 write TOEFL but I need a coach in Anambra or a lesson center …. can u help out

  2. hello ibong,i really love your toefl registration tutorial. but I want to know if I had registered online,make my payment, set a test date, will I just walk into the selected center I selected and with my correct documents and have the test,without been harassed by the agents? thank you.

  3. Thanks for the short class given to people about toefl. A question Sir! Can someone who is not computerized register for toefl, Secondly! Can someone with neco result register? Thanks

  4. Please can I register TOEFL without waec if I have the international passport and birth certificate though I have nabteb. If not what about waec gce, neco, neco gce.

  5. I can help anyone register for toefl with our company dollars visa card at the exact rate without additional or hidden charges. Registration vouchers also available.


  6. can I use master card for Toefl registration because they signified that the use of master card is prohibited for Nigeria in their website

  7. whoah this blog is magnificent i love studying
    your articles. Keep up the good work! You realize, a lot of
    individuals are hunting around for this information, you could
    aid them greatly.

  8. please, can I use my visa debit card to register for my toefl. i have tried it but doesnt work for me . surprisinly , i have used thesame card to book a slot for my GRE

  9. where exactly are the centers in Lagos. I mean does ITF have a particular location they use for the exam or does it change? Where is the exact venue? Because I was made to believe that each TOEFL Agent uses his/her own set out venue. Is there a general venue that if after I register I can walk into and take the test? please do reply. thank you.

  10. hi,tanx for ur write up. Pls can smone who stay abroad register toefl for someone who stays in Nigeria? And if yes, how can d person get a center to take d exam in Nigeria,since most centers are owned by agents charging exorbitant prices far more than wat is charged overseas as u av rightly stated before now,pls help. Tanx for d anticipated answer and advice.

    1. @chuka, Yes! you can stay in abroad to register toefle for your relatives in Nigeria. During registration, you will reach a stage you will be asked to choose your exam locations of your choice. TOEFLE centres are not owned by agents and you are not required to pay a dime for writing the exams at those centres apart from the exam fees. See locations here

  11. Thanks for sharing this information please can one riegister toefl with his or her Nigerian Naira ATM card? Ie GTBank, etc

      1. My ATM card is a debit card. Are you saying any bank’s debit cards could be used? Or is it limited to GTB debit cards?

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