IELTS Testing Services

About IELTS™

The International English Language Testing System™ (IELTS™) is accepted by more than 10,000 institutions in over 140 countries. IELTS™ administers over two million tests globally each year and is the world's most popular high-stakes English test for study, work and migration.

IELTS™ tests all four language skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking. The speaking test is a face-to-face interview with a certified examiner.

For more information on the IELTS™, visit  IELTS.org.

Application Process and Fees

Please visit the IELTSTM online registration website to view available test dates. Our Center fills up early so register online and upload supporting documents as soon as you can. Payment of the US $250 application fee must be in the form of a money order, cashier’s check (payable to SAT Testing Center), credit/debit card authorization or cash. Personal checks are not accepted.

Test Date

Please arrive no later than 7:45 a.m. on the test date and bring your passport. Passports are required on the test date. Your passport is the only official proof of identity that is accepted in the United States.

Late Arrivals

Test takers who arrive late at the test center after the session has begun will not be allowed to take the test that day. He/she will need to reapply for another test date and pay another fee.

Requesting Test Report Form

Each test taker will automatically receive only one Test Report Form (TRF). A test taker may request up to five (5) additional Test Report Forms within one month of taking the IELTSTM test. More than five TRFs are available for a charge of $45 per TRF. These are mailed directly by SATTC center to the receiving institution(s) of your choice.

To request additional TRFs for receiving organizations (ROs) one month or more after taking the test, please e-mail our center to request an application for additional TRFs. Please note that test takers may not receive additional personal copies. Additional copies may be requested for receiving organizations only. The fee for these additional TRFs is $45 each and processing/shipping is $20 each. 

Enquiry on Results (EOR) 

To request an Enquiry on Results from the British Council/IDP, please email our center  IELTS@uiwtx.edu and we will provide you with the required documents. Please remember:

  • EOR request form and payment must be received via email within six weeks of test day.
  • The enquiry will not begin until all documents are received, and payment is processed.
  • The remark fee is $135.00 ( This fee will be refunded if there is a change in your results minus $35 processing, new TRF and FedEx fee).
  • Total time for the Enquiry on results ranges from 2-21 business days. You will be informed in writing of BC/IDP final decision.
  • You may choose to have one or all your test parts remarked. The fee is the same for one or all test parts re-marking.
  • The Centre Number is: UX999.
  • Center Name: San Antonio, TX.
  • EOR applications are processed on Tuesdays and Thursdays if completed applications are received before 1 p.m. Central Time.

Cancellations and Refunds

Transfers / Cancellations / Refunds / Failure to Attend for IELTS on Paper AND IELTS on Computer tests in the USA:

  • Requests to transfer/postpone or cancel your IELTS must be submitted in writing by email to the test center where you have registered.
  • Transfer/postponement or cancellation requests made via telephone will NOT be accepted.

Transfers

  • IELTS on Paper: Transfer requests received more than 5 weeks prior to the test date will be charged a transfer fee of up to 25% of the cost of the test.
  • IELTS on Computer: Transfer requests received more than 3 weeks prior to the test date will be charged a transfer fee of up to 25% of the cost of the test.
  • IELTS on Paper: Transfer requests received less than 5 weeks prior to the test date due to a medical condition or exposure to COVID-19 will be rescheduled and will be charged a transfer fee of up to 25% of the cost of the test (Proof of circumstance must be provided, such as a letter from the local health authority or a physician).
  • IELTS on Computer: Transfer requests received less than 3 weeks prior to the test date due to a medical condition or exposure to COVID-19 will be rescheduled and will be charged a transfer fee of up to 25% of the cost of the test (Proof of circumstance must be provided, such as a letter from the local health authority or a physician).
  • IELTS on Paper: Transfer requests from an IELTS on paper to an IELTS on computer test received more than 5 weeks prior to the original the test date will be charged a transfer fee of up to 10% of the cost of the test.
  • IELTS on Computer: Transfer requests from an IELTS on computer to an IELTS on paper test received more than 3 weeks prior to the original the test date will be charged a transfer fee of up to 10% of the cost of the test.
  • IELTS on Paper and Computer: A second transfer request due to a medical condition or exposure to COVID-19 will result in cancellation of your registration and a refund of 50% of the cost of the test will be refunded if the test center is notified prior to the test date.

Cancellations

  • IELTS on Paper: Cancellation requests received more than 5 weeks prior to the test date will receive a refund less an administrative fee of up to 25%.
  • IELTS on Computer: Cancellation requests received more than 3 weeks prior to the test date will receive a refund less an administrative fee of up to 25%.
  • IELTS on Paper and Computer: Travel Restrictions impacting your ability to attend the test date will result in a cancellation of your registration and a refund of 50% of the cost of the test will be refunded if the test center is notified prior to the test date (and proof of restrictions is provided).
  • IELTS on Paper: Cancellation requests received less than 5 weeks ahead of the test date will NOT receive a refund.
  • IELTS on Computer: Cancellation requests received less than 3 weeks ahead of the test date will NOT receive a refund.

Failure to Attend

  • IELTS on Paper: You will NOT receive a refund if you fail to provide information/proof of inability to attend the test within 5 days of the test date. 
  • IELTS on Computer: You will NOT receive a refund if you fail to provide information/proof of inability to attend the test within 2 days of the test date.