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.
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?Download the US Recognition List
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.US recognition portal
We offer informational presentations answering IELTS frequently asked questions and acceptance and use of IELTS in the USA.
Conferences and events
Network with IELTS USA staff at trade association conferences and events.
IELTS USA Best Practices Award
An award that recognizes outstanding International Enrollment Management models focused on international student success.
Higher Education Advisory Council
Bringing leaders in higher education together to provide guidance and feedback on industry issues.
The IELTS USA test center network is comprised of more than 50 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.Find an IELTS USA test center
IELTS USA also has a test center for United Kingdom Visas and Immigration (UKVI) applications located in Newark, NJ.Search for upcoming UKVI test dates
IELTS in the USA Guide
Subscribe to a series of IELTS emails to help you prepare for the test and receive an Introduction to IELTS in the USA online guide.
To register for an IELTS test in the USA, you will need to complete an online registration form.
Learn more about receiving your IELTS scores and how to send results to IELTS recognizing organizations.
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, Dr. Misty Wilson, ESL Program Development & Research Manager for IELTS USA has collated a variety of trusted online and print resources for US ESL professionals and administrators. Misty is an experienced English as a Second Language instructor who currently manages teacher training and research initiatives for IELTS USA. In this role, she has developed 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
IELTS USA Newark, NJ Test Center
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.