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Good news, Houston! The TOEFL is available in the greater Houston area. Therefore, in this article we will be addressing the following points:

Read on to find out!

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TOEFL Houston: List of All the Available Test Centers

Within the greater Houston area, there are four testing sites accredited to administer the TOEFL iBT on computers in specially outfitted labs. TOEFL tests are held weekly, usually on Saturdays, with some locations offering sessions on Wednesdays and Fridays. You can verify which dates and times are offered by your location when you register online. Three of these locations are within Houston, plus one more in nearby Stafford.

Once you register, ETS will issue proof of registration. When you appear at your testing site, you’ll need to present this registration certificate along with your photo identification. Testing times are generally at 10 a.m., but your registration confirmation will specify the time.

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University of Houston

ETS has its own branch located on the campus of the University of Houston in Houston’s Third Ward, so this is the Houston area’s main testing site. This location is the most centrally located site in Houston. You can reach the campus on the 900 tram line, off the UH South/University Oaks stop.

CityTest CenterAddressContact
HoustonUniversity of Houston Clear Lake - STN20269A2700 Bay Area Blvd, 1408 Bayou Building,
Houston (clearlake), Texas 77058 United States
+1 713-743-2255

Northeast Houston

Northeast Houston has its own testing location at Tactix off the Loop (Hwy 610), in the same business park as the Chase building.

CityTest CenterAddressContact
HoustonTactix of Houston - STN15346A8799 N Loop E, Suite 270,
Houston, Texas 77029 United States
(832) 404-2184

West Houston

Test Center USA serves West Houston. It is located just south of Interstate 10.

CityTest CenterAddressContact
HoustonTest Center USA - West Houston12651 Briar Forest Drive, Suite 225 Houston, Texas 77077+1 281-679-7072

Harwin Drive

Last but not least, you can also find a test center in between the Mahatma district and the Harwin Business Center! The test center is located on Harwin Drive, a commercial street with easy access!

CityTest CenterAddressContact
HoustonHouston - Harwin - APCN-51187111 Harwin Drive, Suite 100,
Houston, Texas 77036 United States
(713) 690-2629

You can find a complete list of testing sites and confirmed dates for the TOEFL iBT in the greater Houston area on the ETS Global website, where you’ll need to register and reserve your seat. In addition to public sessions at these locations in and near Houston, many private sessions are held by private companies at their own facilities. Check your administering testing body for details about private sessions, if any.

Where To Take The TOEFL Exam In Other Cities In Texas?

If you’re in Texas and would like to take the TOEFL in other cities, we’ve got you covered.


Do you want to pass your TOEFL test in the city of Austin? Home to the University of Texas flagship campus, Austin is known for its eclectic live-music scene centered around country, blues and rock. In addition, there are plenty of test centers at which you can book your test. Here is some information on three centers you can go to!

CityTest CenterAddressContact
AustinAustin - S. IH 35 - APCN-00102801 S. Ih 35, Rear Suite,
Austin, Texas 78741 United States
+1 512-383-8928
AustinTactix of Round Rock - STN20411A600 Round Rock West Dr, Suite 303,
Round Rock, Texas 78681 United States
+1 512-394-5440
AustinSan Antonio - San Pedro Avenue - APCN-033916648 San Pedro Ave, Suite 101, Park Oak Shopping Center,
San Antonio, Texas 78232 United States
+1 210-494-7263


Do you live in Edinburg? This city is the second largest city in Hidalgo County, and the third largest city in the larger Rio Grande Valley region! Also known as the “Gateway City to the Rio Grande Valley,” Edinburg has plenty of TOEFL test centers available! In the table below, you can find the address and contact information of three test centers in Edinburg.

CityTest CenterAddressContact
EdinburgUniversity of Texas-Rio Grande Valley - STN11802A1407 E Freddy Gonzalez Dr , Ecess 1.102,
Edinburg, Texas 78542 United States
+1 956-882-4026
EdinburgMcAllen - W Nolana - APCN-0078801 W Nolana Ave, Suite 202,
Mcallen, Texas 78504 United States
EdinburgColegio Mexicano - STN13915ABlvd, Luis Donaldo Colosio, S/n Col. El Círculo 88640,
Reynosa, Mexico

El Paso

Are you located in El Paso? Did you know that El Paso was also known as the “Sun City” because it has 302 days of sun per year?

In addition to sunlight and its delicious Tex-Mex cuisine, there are also plenty of TOEFL tests available! We selected three test centers in the table below. For more information on TOEFL test centers, you can also check the ETS website.

CityTest CenterAddressContact
El PasoUniversity of Texas El Paso - STN11819AHawthorne Street, Suite 127, Academic Advising Center Bldg., Important-see Other, And Directions
El Paso, Texas 79968 United States
(915) 747-5113
El PasoEl Paso - Boeing Drive - APCN-03128550 Boeing Drive, Suite 200,
El Paso, Texas 79925 United States
El PasoLas Cruces - Del Ray Boulevard - APCN-51833291 Del Ray Blvd., Suite D,
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88012 United States


Located in the East Texas Piney Woods, Huntsville has also plenty of TOEFL test centers at which you can pass your exam. You can read our selection of three test centers below. Others are also available on the ETS!

CityTest CenterAddressContact
HuntsvilleSam Houston State University - STN13740BTesting Center, 1921 Avenue J, Academic Building Iv, Room 102e,
Huntsville, Texas 77340 United States
(936) 294-1111 (866)
HuntsvilleCollege Station - General Service Complex - APCN-54001101 General Services Complex, 750 Agronomy Rd, Room 1105,
College Station, Texas 77843 United States
+1 979-862-8018
HuntsvilleTactix of Houston - STN15346A8799 N Loop E, Suite 270,
Houston, Texas 77029 United States
(832) 404-2184


Did you know that Laredo was home to one of the oldest crossing points along the Mexico-United States border?

It’s also the nation’s largest inland port of entry and has enabled Laredo to flourish while blending the two distinct cultures of the U.S. and Mexico. Do you want to pass your TOEFL test in this culturally vibrant city?

Here is some information on the available test center:

CityTest CenterAddressContact
LaredoTexas A&M International University - STN10121A5201 University Blvd., University Success Center 201, Important Message For Test Takers , See Parking Instructions At
Laredo, Texas 78041 United States
(956) 326-3020


Nacogdoches is the first official town in Texas, also known as “The Oldest Town in Texas.” In this small city, there are several test centers at which you can pass your TOEFL test, including the three locations indicated below. For more test centers, you can check the ETS website!

CityTest CenterAddressContact
2008 Alumni Drive, Rusk Building - Room 328,
Nacogdoches, Texas 759623032 United States
NacogdochesTyler - Troup Highway - APCN-00793200 Troup Highway, Suite 216,
Tyler, Texas 75701 United States
NacogdochesSam Houston State University - STN13740BTesting Cent
er, 1921 Avenue J, Academic Building Iv, Room 102e,
Huntsville, Texas 77340 United States
(936) 294-1111 (866)

Some More TOEFL Test Centers in the United States

We compiled a list of TOEFL test venues in the USA, you can find them down below:

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How to Sign Up to Sit a TOEFL IBT Exam Through the ETS Website

You can register for the TOEFL iBT in many ways: online, by telephone, or by mail. All registration needs to go through ETS Global’s official website, the company that designs and authorizes remote testing centers to administer the test. Even though there is an ETS branch in Houston (see below), you are not allowed to register directly for a TOEFL iBT at the testing center. In our opinion, the easiest and most hassle-free way to register is online through ETS.

You won’t be fully registered and have your test seat confirmed until your fee payment is received in full by ETS. Again, you can do this instantly online, so online is the way to go! The TOEFL fee is identical at all accredited testing locations in the US, no matter where you take it, and is currently $225. Check for updated rates on the ETS website.

Prepare for the TOEFL iBT Test Online With GlobalExam

The TOEFL iBT is one of the world’s leading tests of English proficiency, so if you plan on applying for higher education in or near Houston, you’re going to be asked to prove your English ability in order to be admitted into any of Houston’s top schools with a high TOEFL score.

It’s not a good idea to attempt it without preparing. No matter where you choose to take the TOEFL iBT, it’s highly recommended to train for it well in advance so you’ll have the best chances at scoring to your set objectives… and beyond!

Training with GlobalExam

You’ve got plenty of in-person preparation courses to choose from in the US or your home country. Many of the testing centers above offer TOEFL preparation as well. Or you can train on your own with GlobalExam online.

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With GlobalExam, you’ll have full TOEFL IBT practice tests so you can get a feel for the test format before you sit the real test. There are revision exercises tailored to those preparing for the TOEFL, plus vocabulary and grammar revision files so you’ll boost your overall English and ace the TOEFL iBT. You’re sure to appreciate your personalized statistics, which let you track your progress and work on reaching your target TOEFL score. It’s almost like a game!

Let your academic future in Houston start with GlobalExam and we’ll make sure you’ll have all the tools you’ll need to get your top score on the TOEFL iBT!