IELTS in the USA

IELTS USA provides information and support to organizations that use IELTS to measure the English language proficiency of international applicants, and works with US stakeholders to increase the number of institutions and programs that use the test throughout the United States. IELTS is accepted by over 3,400 institutions in the USA, including boarding schools, associate, undergraduate, graduate, professional and law programs.

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Who accepts IELTS scores in USA?

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IELTS for organizations

Did you know 99% of American 4-year colleges and universities that enroll more than 1,000 international students accept IELTS as proof of English proficiency for their international applicants?


Find information about how to register to accept IELTS, submit an update to your institution’s IELTS score requirement, or submit an update to your personal contact details. Also sign up for the free IELTS Results Service Verification and E-Delivery. Contact our US Higher Education team if you need to speak with a local representative.

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Online webinars

We offer informational presentations answering IELTS frequently asked questions and acceptance and use of IELTS in the USA.

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Conferences and events

Network with IELTS USA staff at trade association conferences and events.

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IELTS USA Best Practices Award

An award that recognizes outstanding International Enrollment Management models focused on international student success.

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Higher Education Advisory Council

Bringing leaders in higher education together to provide guidance and feedback on industry issues.

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Stay current on IELTS news and updates with the IELTS USA Stakeholder Newsletter

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IELTS for test takers

IELTS testing in the USA

The IELTS USA test center network is comprised of more than 40 official test centers and venues located on US community college, university and language school campuses in major metropolitan cities across the country. The cost to take IELTS in the USA ranges between $245–255 USD.

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IELTS for UK Visa

IELTS USA also has a test center for United Kingdom Visas and Immigration (UKVI) applications located in Newark, NJ.

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IELTS USA Andrea Scott International Graduate Scholarship

This Scholarship is designed to support an incoming international graduate student enrolling in an accredited U.S. college or university.

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Online Registration

To register for an IELTS test in the USA, you will need to complete an online registration form.

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Learn more about receiving your IELTS scores and how to send results to IELTS recognizing organizations. 

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Tips on how to prepare for the test

IELTS for Instructors

There are a lot of online resources claiming to be “experts” in IELTS prep, making it difficult to navigate the web for genuine IELTS materials. Therefore, IELTS USA has collated a variety of trusted online and print resources for US ESL professionals and administrators. We offer a series of instructor videos that include an overview of each section of the test, as well as engaging activities instructors can use in the classroom to prepare learners. IELTS USA will continue to develop additional resources to better support instructors working with IELTS students across the United States. We welcome information about your US ESL program and we look forward to notifying you when new IELTS instructor prep materials become available.


IELTS USA Corporate Office
570 Broad Street, Suite 1003
Newark, NJ 07102
Tel: (+1) 862 243 9500


IELTS USA Newark, NJ Test Center
570 Broad Street, Suite 1003
Newark, NJ 07102
Tel: (+1) 862 243 9500

Contact the IELTS USA Newark, NJ Test Center for inquiries about IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration testing in the USA or testing in Newark, NJ only. Contact the IELTS USA Corporate Office for all other inquiries regarding testing in the United States.