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More than 11,500 organizations in over 140 countries recognize IELTS as a true indicator of your English-language skills - from universities to training institutions, government departments and immigration agencies, professional and industrial organizations.

You can use your IELTS score to apply to educational institutions around the world. Multinational companies also accept IELTS as proof of your English-language skills, as well as immigration authorities in Australia, Canada, the UK and in the USA. Some occupations in English-speaking countries require IELTS for professional registration, such as nursing and teaching.

Each organization sets its own minimum band score for entry, so make sure you find out the IELTS entry requirements needed for your application. Make sure to check the IELTS band score you need before taking the IELTS test so you can best prepare.


Is IELTS accepted for study in the United States?

Yes! IELTS is accepted by over 3,400 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.

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