How admissions professionals can ensure applicants are university ready



Date Published

23 October 2023

The language test chosen can have major implications on student success

Are your future applicants ready to learn in English? For admissions professionals, this is critical. Ensuring every applicant is equipped to excel in studies goes beyond basic communication skills and requires a human touch. While algorithmic tools measure if an applicant can communicate in English, academic readiness — thinking critically, collaborating, and conveying content — calls for a deeper evaluation of language skills in the academic context.

By choosing assessments focused on English in academic instruction, admissions professionals gain a nuanced understanding of an applicant's potential. Evaluation in context provides a clear view of academic preparation and ensures each student admitted adds value to the institution and academic community.

In this white paper, we explore how IELTS captures the nature of language proficiency in academic settings and serves as a trustworthy partner for admissions professionals during applicant reviews.

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