Sponsored Ad:
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15

Thread: My name is wrong on the TOEFL & GRE registration. What do I

  1. #1
    Within my grasp!
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    212
    Rep Power
    0


    Good post? Yes | No
    Sponsored Ad:
    Hi Erin,

    I had registered for TOEFL & GRE under the name EDIT (EDIT AGAIN is my Father's name). But, in my passport, it's EDIT YET AGAIN only. I inquired at the test centre. They said that if I could produce a secondary ID stating that my name is as in the registration, I would be allowed to take the test. But, the score cards would show this name only. In all my marksheets and other credentials, this name is not available. Will there be a problem during admission and so on?? Please do let me know. I am very worried.

  2. #2
    Ankylosaurus Forum Admin Erin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    San Francisco
    Posts
    9,218
    Blog Entries
    6
    Rep Power
    55


    Good post? Yes | No
    Synthia,

    So many things are going on right now with visas that I must make a very strong recommendation that you ensure that all your names match up perfectly!! Word for word, letter for letter, on your passport, your scores, everything. One of my students almost couldn't come here because he had an extra name on his school documents.

    You need to try to find something that has the extra name on it, and take it to the test center. Then, at the test center, you need to ask them to change your name so that it matches.

    You should also call the test center again, and try to get advice again. As you may know, different people will say slightly different things.

    Don't take any chances!

    And could you let us know what happens? Many people ask questions like this, but the never let us know what actually happened. And then we can't help the next person who needs it.

    Good luck, synthia!! (BTW, you have a nice name!!)

    Erin

    Has TestMagic helped you a lot?

    Please help others as they have helped you.

    ☼ Waiting for Godot

  3. #3
    Within my grasp!
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    212
    Rep Power
    0


    Good post? Yes | No

    Erin,

    Thanks a lot for the info. I think U are absolutely right. I called up the RRC. They said that I could also cancel the tests and register again. But I don't know which one is better. Are u sure that they will cooperate in changing my name at the test centre?? If it becomes impossible then, I will not be able to do anything !! Won't it be too late? Please tell me what to do!


  4. #4
    Ankylosaurus Forum Admin Erin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    San Francisco
    Posts
    9,218
    Blog Entries
    6
    Rep Power
    55


    Good post? Yes | No
    synthia shares her good news (about what happened later) here:

    http://www.TestMagic.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1097
    ☼ Waiting for Godot

  5. #5
    Trying to make mom and pop proud
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    1
    Rep Power
    4


    Good post? Yes | No
    Erin
    i want to know what happened
    but i cannot open this website http://www.TestMagic.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1097
    please help me

  6. #6
    Ankylosaurus Forum Admin Erin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    San Francisco
    Posts
    9,218
    Blog Entries
    6
    Rep Power
    55


    Good post? Yes | No
    Hi there. I know it's late, but here's the answer--I have the old database, and I could look it up. Would that help? You can also search all of the member's old posts through her profile: View Profile: synthia - Urch Forums

    Hope that points you in the right direction.

    Erin
    ☼ Waiting for Godot

  7. #7
    Trying to make mom and pop proud
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    11
    Rep Power
    4


    Good post? Yes | No
    Hey in my identity card stands xxx yyy zzz.

    xxx is the first name but I dont use it anytime so I thought I do not have to mention it by toefl registration. It is a problem??? How can I change it???
    Last edited by maliabeach; 11-15-2011 at 05:47 PM.

  8. #8
    Ankylosaurus Forum Admin Erin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    San Francisco
    Posts
    9,218
    Blog Entries
    6
    Rep Power
    55


    Good post? Yes | No
    Always make sure that everything matches up perfectly, letter for letter. You may have problems otherwise. (I've heard many stories of people with varying spellings encountering problems as a result of the discrepancy.) Last I heard, you'll need to contact TOEFL directly to change your name.

    Good luck!

    Erin
    ☼ Waiting for Godot

  9. #9
    Trying to make mom and pop proud
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    11
    Rep Power
    4


    Good post? Yes | No
    Quote Originally Posted by Erin View Post
    Always make sure that everything matches up perfectly, letter for letter. You may have problems otherwise. (I've heard many stories of people with varying spellings encountering problems as a result of the discrepancy.) Last I heard, you'll need to contact TOEFL directly to change your name.

    Good luck!

    Erin
    Can't change it at test center?

  10. #10
    Ankylosaurus Forum Admin Erin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    San Francisco
    Posts
    9,218
    Blog Entries
    6
    Rep Power
    55


    Good post? Yes | No
    Quote Originally Posted by maliabeach View Post
    Can't change it at test center?
    Honestly, I'm not 100% sure, but I really don't think you can.

    But it's really up to you--you'll need to put in a bit of effort now to make the change, but I honestly think you'll be glad you did. The last thing you need when you're coming to the US to study is some glitch or snafu with your TOEFL score. Have I ever told you the story of the student who had to wait an extra year to study because TOEFL lost her test? Things like that happen. You've got to go the extra mile to make sure that your educational plans go smoothly.

    Erin
    ☼ Waiting for Godot

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. toefl registration
    By disp2006 in forum TOEFL
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-19-2006, 06:05 AM
  2. Toefl registration
    By mailtome in forum TOEFL
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-14-2006, 09:09 AM
  3. TOEFL registration!
    By Chief Wiggum in forum TOEFL
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 07-13-2005, 08:14 PM
  4. Toefl Registration
    By LAM1010 in forum TOEFL
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-03-2005, 12:02 AM
  5. TOEFL registration
    By Julian Lupu in forum TOEFL
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-05-2002, 12:41 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2010, Crawlability, Inc.