Low Speaking Score for TOEFL

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whx_epic
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Low Speaking Score for TOEFL

Postby whx_epic » Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:56 am

Hi everyone,

I just took a TOEFL exam last week, and I got R-29, L-30, S-20, W-29.
I am planning to apply to top schools such as MIT, UCLA etc. Will my low speaking score hinder my application and should I retake my TOEFL exam?

longtm1989
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Re: Low Speaking Score for TOEFL

Postby longtm1989 » Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:28 am

20 for speaking is not too low. I think your Toefl score will not hinder your application. To make sure, you could certainly email all the departments above to ask, or email the directors of graduate studies.

klob
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Re: Low Speaking Score for TOEFL

Postby klob » Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:58 pm

In my opinion, it depends on how you want to get financially supported. I guess it will be difficult to get supported through teaching assitance. I am afraid, this will lower your chance to get accepted, unless you have other sources of support, then it will not matter much.

whx_epic
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Re: Low Speaking Score for TOEFL

Postby whx_epic » Tue Aug 13, 2013 1:47 pm

Thanks for all your answer!
I have asked for re-score and I juts got my result a few hours ago. The Speaking Section has been increased from 20 to 22.
I am still planning to have a retake though, I agree that it might hurt my chance for getting a financial support :( . What is the safe mark to get a support from teaching assistance?

klob
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Re: Low Speaking Score for TOEFL

Postby klob » Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:40 pm

I would say 26 and more.




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