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Online registration in the USA

See below for information on how to book IELTS in the USA today.

We recommend you try to register at least 1 month in advance to give yourself enough time to prepare for the test.

After you find a convenient test center location in the United States click the ‘Book Now’ button and follow the directions below:

  • Select the test type (Academic or General Training).
  • Check availability and select your preferred test date.
  • Create an account for the online registration system.
  • Complete the online registration form and submit your payment.
  • Check your email for an acknowledgement of your registration and a confirmation of your payment from the test center.
  • Prepare for your test using some of the prep resources that are available.

Note, test takers under the age of 18 years old can refer to the IELTS USA Child Protection Policy.


Reminders:

   Be sure to inform your test center at least six weeks in advance if you have a disability or other condition that requires special arrangements for you on test day.
   IELTS results will be available 13 days following your test date for IELTS on paper, and 3-5 days following your test date for IELTS on computer.
   Once you enter your contact details, make sure the address you enter is accurate because it will be the postal mailing address the test center will use to mail your results. You will then be directed to a page to add up to five organizations where you would like your results to be sent.
   You can request that your scores be sent to an organization for up to 2 years following your test date by contacting the test center where you took the test.

Transfers / Cancellations / Refunds / Failure to Attend:

Requests to transfer/postpone or cancel your test must be submitted in writing to the test center where you planned to test (email or letter). Postponement or cancellation requests made via telephone will NOT be accepted.

Transfers

  • Transfer requests received more than 5 weeks before the test date will be charged a transfer fee of up to 25% of the cost of the test.
  • Transfer requests received less than 5 weeks ahead of the test date due to a medical condition or exposure to COVID-19 will be rescheduled and will be charged a transfer fee of up to 25% of the cost of the test (Proof must be provided, such as a letter from the local health authority or a physician).
    - If you request a second transfer, your application will be cancelled and 50% of the cost of the test will be refunded if the center is notified before the test date.

Cancellations

  • Cancellation requests received more than 5 weeks ahead of the test date will receive a refund less an administrative fee of up to 25%.
  • Travel restrictions - your application will be cancelled and 50% of the cost of the test will be refunded if the center is notified before the test date (with proof of restrictions).
  • Cancellation requests received less than 5 weeks ahead of the test date will not receive a refund.

Failure to Attend

  • You will NOT receive a refund if you fail to provide information/proof of inability to attend the test within 5 days of the test date.