IELTS in the USA

IELTS USA provides information and support to organizations that use IELTS to measure the English language proficiency of international applicants, and works with US stakeholders to increase the number of institutions and programs that use the test throughout the United States. IELTS is accepted by over 3,400 institutions in the USA, including boarding schools, associate, undergraduate, graduate, professional and law programs.

The world’s most trusted English language test

Supported by decades of rigorous research, IELTS sets the standard for academic and professional English language assessments. Not only do we provide organizations with the test results they can trust, but we protect the investment and reputation of both the organization and the test taker.


Find out about our nonprofit mission, vision, values and office operations.

Recognition Portal

Find information about how US institutions can register to accept IELTS, submit an update to your institution's IELTS score requirement, or submit an update to your personal contact details.


Contact our US Higher Education team if you need to speak with a local representative and learn more about our Higher Education Advisory Council.

Stakeholder Newsletter

Stay current on IELTS news and updates with the IELTS USA Stakeholder Newsletter.

Your globally trusted English language test
IELTS tests booked worldwide every year.

Why accept IELTS?

IELTS helps set you and your team up for success, helping you to identify talent and reach the broadest group of English language learners.

As the world’s most trusted English language test IELTS can help you select the students that are truly ready for the rigors of studying in English.

Setting the standard for language testing
organisations trust IELTS.

Join the IELTS network

Join thousands of organisations across the globe who rely on IELTS for their English language assessment.