Posted by aishanimishra on 12/18/12 6:08pm
I had written my toefl years back and got 119.It's not valid anymore,so I had to write again.I got 104.It's not what I expected,lol.But really I'd like to know if colleges really care about the toefl marks?I've always thought it's more of a formality and gre or gmat scores are more important.
Also,some colleges in the UK that don't expect a gmat score like University of Bath or Warwick will they see 104 as a weak score for admissions?
I really don't want to write toefl again unless I completely have to.So please tell me what I should do..=)
Posted by Thomas Graf on 12/19/12 1:08am
my personal experience is indeed that the TOEFL is just a formaility and the important tests are GMAT or GRE. Being just a formality, however, doesn't mean that it is unimportant. It just means that you should achieve a "resonable" score and that's it.
The question is: What is a "reasonable" score. Again, from my experience everything above 100 is fine. So, personally I wouldn't worry about it. With 104 you belong to the best 13 percent woldwide and that's fine.
So, I wouldn't do it again.
Posted by aishanimishra on 12/19/12 12:19pm
Posted by Abhijeet on 10/14/13 8:40pm
Hey Thomas,Even I received 104 on TOEFL iBT - I was going to apply to London Business School's MiM program. Now, do I need to give the TOEFL again. On the site, the minimum requirement is 110. What should I do now?
Posted by Thomas Graf on 10/15/13 4:52pm
thank you for your question. The London Business School is one of the top schools in Europe. They receive many applications and need to be selective therefore. Hence, they have the highest expectations. If you want to become eligible there, I am afraid you need to re-do the TOEFL and try to achieve 110.
Alternatively - or in addition to re-doing the TOEFL - you can apply at less selective schools. You mentioned Warwick and Bath, for example. Warwick requires much lower scores and with your score you would actually be at the top: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/english/englishlanguagealternative
At Bath your score would match perfectly as well: https://www.bath.ac.uk/guides/how-to-apply-for-a-school-of-management-msc/
All the bestThomas
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Posted by Abhijeet on 10/15/13 7:20pm
Thank you,I read on the London Business School's website that if we had been pursuing our undergraduate degree completely in English then we might not require presenting any english test scores. I have been studying in English throughout my life. So, I won't need to retake TOEFL right? I am from India.
Posted by Thomas Graf on 10/17/13 1:38pm
Well, if that's the case... then maybe you won't need to do the TOEFL :)But why don't you ask the LBS directly if you have any doubts?
Posted by Abhijeet on 10/18/13 9:13am
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