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Information about receiving your IELTS scores

Results for paper-based IELTS are released 13 days after you take the test, and in 3 to 5 days after you take the computer-delivered IELTS test. You will receive one personal copy of your Test Report Form (TRF) by postal mail. The IELTS Administrator will mail your results to the address you entered on your online registration, so please make sure your address is correct.

The IELTS test center will also send a copy of your test results to up to five (5) institutions or organizations, free of charge. Please note, there may be a small administrative fee if results need to be sent to institutions outside of the United States, and for results requested 30 days after your test date.

You will receive one personal copy of your TRF, and it will only be replaced if it is lost or damaged. To get a copy of your TRF, you will need to contact the test center where you took the test, and submit a request in writing. You will also need to provide a copy of the ID document you used on test day.

IELTS USA allows test takers to view test results online approximately 13 days after their paper-based IELTS test is taken or within 3-5 days of their computer-delivered IELTS test date. Provisional results remain available for 28 days

The online preview of scores cannot be used as an official IELTS Test Report Form, which will be issued by postal mail. A preview of your results is available online at the link below.

Please note, the Test Report Form number listed on the online IELTS results page does not reflect your official paper Test Report Form number and this number should not be shared with institutions where you are submitting your application. The official Test Report Form number will only be available on the paper Test Report Form that is received by postal mail.

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Information about how to send your scores to US institutions

Requests for score delivery to institutions must be submitted directly to the test center where you took the IELTS test. Results for paper-based IELTS are available approximately 13 days from the test date and results from our computer-delivered IELTS tests are released in just 3 to 5 days.

Please follow the directions below when submitting requests for test scores.

Institutions (or departments/programs within institutions) may elect to receive paper Test Report Forms or use the IELTS electronic score delivery service. Many institutions (or departments/programs) that receive scores electronically will not accept paper Test Report Forms. Please consult with your preferred institution with specific questions regarding score delivery method.
Educational institutions and organizations receive a large number of applications and supporting materials throughout the admissions process. Therefore, please allow 2–3 weeks from the time you submit your score request until they are uploaded into your application file at your preferred institution (department/program). If your preferred institution (department/program) has not received your test scores within 3 weeks, please contact us at

For additional results information, please visit Getting your results page.

Requesting results from closed test centers

If your center has closed, you can ask for your IELTS result to be sent to your nominated organizations by filling in the Application for additional TRFs (from closed centers) form. This service is available for up to two years from the date of your IELTS test. Test results for centers still open cannot be requested using this form.