IELTS is accepted by over 3,400 US institutions and programmes as proof of English language skills, including Ivy League institutions.

IELTS testing is offered in over 20 locations throughout the US through independent testing providers managed by the IELTS USA office in Newark.

Available tests, fees and booking links


Academic and General Training tests available.

Test fees: $280 - $340 depending on location.

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IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration

Academic and General Training tests available.

Test fees: USD 305

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IELTS Life Skills

A1 and B1 tests available.

Test fees: USD 195.

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Before you book your test

  1. Make sure to check which test you need with the organizations you are applying to. If you are looking to work, study or live in the UK, there is a specific IELTS test for UK visas and immigration. See which IELTS test is right for you.
  2. Have a form of valid ID (Passport, US Permanent Resident Card or US Employment Authorization Card) at hand, as you will need to upload a clear scan when you book your test and bring that same ID to the test center on test day. Please note that candidates under age 18 must be registered for the test by a parent or guardian so that proper consents and permissions are given.
  3. Pay your test fee. Test fees vary so check with your test center.

IELTS test date confirmation

  • You will receive a confirmation email giving you the start time of your Speaking and Listening\Reading\Writing tests and the venue address. You may also check these on the Test Taker Portal.
  • The test center will do its best to accommodate your choice, but IELTS test centers reserve the right to change the time and date of the Speaking Test when necessary. You will receive an email if there are any changes to the test schedule.
  • You can contact your test center if you need any assistance, please include your booking reference number.