108 on the TOEFL, but 25 on the Listening section. Is it a problem?


A university I want to apply requires TOEFL scores: minimum total score of at least 100, a minimum score of 26 on the reading and listening subsections, and a minimum score of 22 on the writing and speaking subsections.

My scores are R:29, L:25, S: 27. R:27. Total score 108

I'm a point short on the Listening. Will this be a problem? Will it negatevily affect my chances of getting a scholarship?
A university I want to apply requires TOEFL scores: minimum total score of at least 100, a minimum score of 26 on the reading and listening subsections, and a minimum score of 22 on the writing and speaking subsections.

My scores are R:29, L:25, S: 27. R:27. Total score 108

I'm a point short on the Listening. Will this be a problem? Will it negatevily affect my chances of getting a scholarship?
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Are you applying to NYU, right? I've been to an admission session and we spoke about this. The bottom line is that that applicants with a 100+ score would be better off not taking another test.

They do accept students with a lower score in any of the sections, specially if other grades are good (27 on both speaking and writing is pretty good actually).

Taking another TOEFL also has downsides. Besides wasting money and (possibly) delaying your application review, by taking another test you are gambling that you will get a better score. If you get a lower score, though, this is going to look bad because they tend to favor more recent scores.
Are you applying to NYU, right? I've been to an admission session and we spoke about this. The bottom line is that that applicants with a 100+ score would be better off not taking another test.

They do accept students with a lower score in any of the sections, specially if other grades are good (27 on both speaking and writing is pretty good actually).

Taking another TOEFL also has downsides. Besides wasting money and (possibly) delaying your application review, by taking another test you are gambling that you will get a better score. If you get a lower score, though, this is going to look bad because they tend to favor more recent scores.
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Are you applying to NYU, right? I've been to an admission session and we spoke about this. The bottom line is that that applicants with a 100+ score would be better off not taking another test.

They do accept students with a lower score in any of the sections, specially if other grades are good (27 on both speaking and writing is pretty good actually).

Taking another TOEFL also has downsides. Besides wasting money and (possibly) delaying your application review, by taking another test you are gambling that you will get a better score. If you get a lower score, though, this is going to look bad because they tend to favor more recent scores.



Yes, I am applying to NYU. And yeah, I don't think taking the test again is even possible at this point, given that the deadline is December 20th.

Do you think this could possibly affect my chances of getting a scholarship in a negative way? As you said, my best bet right now is just apply and see what happens, but I am getting really anxious about this - if you are also an applicant you will understand :)

Thank you for your response! And good luck with your applications (if you are also applying)
[quote]Are you applying to NYU, right? I've been to an admission session and we spoke about this. The bottom line is that that applicants with a 100+ score would be better off not taking another test.

They do accept students with a lower score in any of the sections, specially if other grades are good (27 on both speaking and writing is pretty good actually).

Taking another TOEFL also has downsides. Besides wasting money and (possibly) delaying your application review, by taking another test you are gambling that you will get a better score. If you get a lower score, though, this is going to look bad because they tend to favor more recent scores.[/quote]


Yes, I am applying to NYU. And yeah, I don't think taking the test again is even possible at this point, given that the deadline is December 20th.

Do you think this could possibly affect my chances of getting a scholarship in a negative way? As you said, my best bet right now is just apply and see what happens, but I am getting really anxious about this - if you are also an applicant you will understand :)

Thank you for your response! And good luck with your applications (if you are also applying)
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I honestly don't think your score will be a problem. 108 is a pretty good overall score. They may call you just to check if you understand what they are saying :)

Thanks! I applied for NYU as well. Good luck for you too. You can PM if you have more questions.
I honestly don't think your score will be a problem. 108 is a pretty good overall score. They may call you just to check if you understand what they are saying :)

Thanks! I applied for NYU as well. Good luck for you too. You can PM if you have more questions.
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