Thinking about taking the IELTS test to study in the USA? Brilliant!

The United States is truly the land of opportunities. It hosts the greatest number of international students in the world. Quality education, unique curriculum, multicultural environment, and abundant opportunities are just some of the reasons why many international students want to study in the US.

It’s a known fact that campus life of the US is matchless. Irrespective of the university you study in, you will find yourself amid new cultural experiences and the American way of life.

But first, does the USA accept IELTS?

Yes! IELTS is accepted in the USA by over 3,400 institutions, 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 test accurately reflects the candidate’s ability to understand, read, write, and speak English.

What is the required IELTS score for USA?

Every university has different IELTS score average. It's always best to confirm the score you need directly with your chosen organization.

And by using the right resources and incorporating tips and advice from our IDP IELTS experts, you will be better equipped to secure your desired score faster and get into the university of your choice.

Find out the IELTS score you need.

How to book your IELTS for travel to the USA?

You may either book your IELTS test online or visit your nearest IDP test center to book it offline. Here’s how:

  1. Log on to My IELTS Essentials Website.external icon

  2. Select your country and city & preferred test location.

  3. Select your preferred test – computer-delivered IELTS/ paper-based.

  4. Select your test type/module – Academic or General Training for IELTS (be extremely careful while choosing the module you wish to take).

  5. Once done, you will find a list of dates available for your preferences. Select your desired date and time slot.

  6. Fill up the required details and complete your online application. Remember, you will also have to upload a clear, scanned color copy of your passport or national ID to complete the process.

  7. Proceed to pay the test fee.

Take the first step. Visit our IELTS Prepare hub to practice and you will soon be well on your way to getting the band score you need!