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Online registration in the USA

Introducing a new IELTS USA Online Registration System.

See below for step-by-step instructions on how to book an IELTS in the USA today.

We recommend you try to book your IELTS test at least 1–2 months in advance.

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

  1. Select ‘United States of America’ under Country and choose the State/City under ‘Location’.
  2. Select the Test Type (Academic or General) and indicate whether you have any Disability Requirements.
  3. Select the preferred ‘Independent Center’ and click on the test date to review the Selected Test Session Summary, then press ‘Continue’.
  4. If you are an existing user, select ‘Login’. If you are a new user, select ‘Create New User’ and register for an account by agreeing to the terms and conditions and completing the application form.
  5. Register for your test and submit payment as specified by the center.
  6. Review the email instructions sent by the test center to make sure your registration is complete, so you don’t lose your seat for the test.

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


   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 to you 13 days following your test date.
   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.

Cancellations and Refunds

You will need to contact the test center where you booked your test for a cancellation or a transfer request. 

  1. If a request to cancel or postpone the test is made more than five weeks ahead of the test date, you will receive a full refund. Please note refunds can take up to four weeks to process.

  2. If a request to cancel or postpone the test is made less than five weeks ahead of the test date, please see below:

     i. If you wish to cancel the test, there will be an administrative fee of 50% of the test fee.

    ii. If you are unable to test due to a medical condition or you have been exposed to COVID-19, the test center will reschedule your test without a transfer fee. Please note, if you request to reschedule your test more than twice, your registration will be cancelled and the IELTS cancellation policy (2.i. above) will take effect.