About IELTS™

The International English Language Testing System™ (IELTS™) is accepted by more than 10,000 institutions in over 140 countries. IELTS™ administers over 2 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 $245 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 test date and bring your passport. Passports are required on 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 testing session has begun will not be allowed to take the test that day and will need to reapply for another test date and pay another test fee.

Cancellations and Refunds

Requests for cancellations or change of test date must be made in writing and received at the test center five weeks before the scheduled test date. Cancellations made before the five week cut-off date will receive a partial refund of test fee (a $60 administration fee is retained for processing.) Cancellations or requests for a different date made after the five week cut-off date are normally not be eligible for refunds.

Test takers seeking cancellation within the five week period prior to the test date can receive a refund without charge if they can provide evidence that their ability to take the test has been affected by serious illness or cause. A Test Day Refund Form must be completed and returned not more than five working days after the test date, with full supporting documentation, before refunds or transfers can be considered.

Requesting Test Report Form

Each test taker will automatically receive only one Test Report Form. 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. Mailing is by regular postal mail and no tracking information is available.

Enquiry on Results (EOR) 

Test takers who are not satisfied with their results may request to apply for a re-scoring of the test (called Enquiry on Results). This application must be made within six weeks of the test date. The test taker can choose which modules to be re-marked (one, two, three or all of Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking). Our EOR fee is $120 and takes 2-21 days or longer. If the score on any module that is re-marked is increased, there is a full refund. If there is no change in test scores, no refund is received.

Note: No test results will be given over the phone, fax or e-mail to either the test taker or the receiving institutions.

For more information, please see IELTS™ FAQ