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USA says yes to IELTS

IELTS is accepted by over 3,000 institutions in the USA, including boarding schools, associate, undergraduate, graduate, professional and law programs.     

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


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 US.

In addition, IELTS USA manages the administration of IELTS test operations throughout the US test center network by providing training and support to official testing centers across the United States.

Search all institutions in the USA that accept IELTS and view their score requirements:


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