Newark test center

The perfect place to take your test.


Busy New York

Just 20 minutes from Manhattan

Newark, New Jersey is home to the first IELTS on Computer test center in the US. Offering both IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training tests, this flagship facility is secure, easily accessible, and set up with you in mind. It is the perfect place to take your test without distractions.

Find out where IELTS can take you

The IELTS General Training test is the only English language assessment that is accepted for immigration in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Developed in association with authorities, it is your gateway to living or working overseas.

Female test taker using computer

Same IELTS, more choice

We are continually enhancing our processes to improve the experience for test takers. That’s why IELTS test takers can now complete their assessment on a computer. Offering the same world-leading security, quality, and assurance IELTS is known for – the computer-based test offers test takers more flexibility than ever before.

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Choosing the right test: IELTS, IELTS for UKVI or IELTS Life Skills

The Newark Test Center offers three types of test. When choosing which test is right for you, we recommend checking the entry requirements with the organization you are applying to.

IELTS

Designed to help test takers work, study, or migrate to a country where English is spoken.

IELTS for UKVI

For test takers who want to work or study in the United Kingdom. Download this guide to choosing the right IELTS UKVI test (PDF 50 KB) to understand which test you should do.

IELTS Life Skills

IELTS Life Skills is a UK government-approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) that assesses only your English speaking and listening skills. This is the test to take if you are applying for the following types of UK visa:

  • Family visa
  • Extension to family, spouse, or partner visa
  • Indefinite leave to remain or citizenship

What score do I need for UKVI visa applications?

The score you will need for UKVI applications, known as the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) level, will depend on the visa you are applying for. (Visit GOV.UK for further guidance on proving your English language abilities).

  • For visas that require CEFR level B1, you need to get at least an IELTS score of 4.0 in all four components of your IELTS for UKVI (SELT) test (Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking).
  • For visas that require CEFR level B2 you need to get at least an IELTS score of 5.5 in all four components of your IELTS for UKVI (SELT) test (Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking).
  • For visas that require CEFR level C1 you need to get at least an IELTS score of 7.0 in all four components of your IELTS for UKVI (SELT) test (Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking).

The UK government requires you to achieve the scores above in every component of your test. Understand your IELTS score and see how IELTS helps you to prepare.

How to register

To view upcoming test dates and availability for IELTS in Newark, New Jersey, search the IELTS USA Online Registration System and register online. To complete your registration, you will need a digital copy of your identification (Passport, US Permanent Resident Card or US Employment Authorization Card) and a credit or debit card to complete payment for your test registration.

Test date transfers and cancellations

Please note that all requests for changes to your test date must be made in writing to newark@ieltsusa.org. To understand the transfers, refunds and cancellations policy for United States test centers, please reference our terms and conditions.

We cannot accept transfer or cancellation requests by phone.

Fees

IELTS

  • Test Registration Fee: $285
  • Transfer Fee: $70
  • Cancellation Fee: $70
  • Request for a Re-mark (Enquiry on Results): $140

IELTS for UKVI

  • Test Registration Fee: $305
  • Transfer Fee: $75
  • Cancellation Fee: $75
  • Request for a Re-mark (Enquiry on Results): $140

IELTS Life Skills

  • Test Registration Fee: $195
  • Transfer Fee: $65
  • Cancellation Fee: $65
  • Request for a Re-mark (Enquiry on Results): $95

For any of the IELTS tests listed above the following additional fees apply

  • Additional paper copy of Test Report Form (copy 6+): $10
  • International Shipping Surcharge: $100
  • Domestic Expedited Shipping Surcharge: $40

How to prepare

We know how important your test is, and that is why we're here to help you get the result you deserve.

Location, transportation and accommodation

The IELTS USA Newark, New Jersey Test Center is conveniently located near several major highways in the Central Business District of downtown Newark, New Jersey, a few minutes from the New Jersey Turnpike and 5 miles (approximately 25 minutes) from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR).

Location

570 Broad Street, Suite 1003, Newark, New Jersey 07102

Transportation

The test center is located less than 1 mile from Newark Penn Station, which caters to PATH trains coming from New York City and New Jersey Transit trains from all regions of New Jersey.

Parking

On-site parking is available at our test center for $15 for the entire day. Detailed parking information will be provided to all registered test takers 3–4 days ahead of the test day. The parking lot is located at the rear of the building. Additionally, there are other paid parking lots in downtown Newark near the test center. Street parking is also available.

Accommodation

The following hotels are located very close to the test center:

  • Robert Treat Hotel: 50 Park Place, Newark, New Jersey, 07102-4398
    Telephone: (973) 622-1000
  • TRYP by Wyndham Newark Downtown: 24 East Park Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102
    Telephone: (973) 642-7100

To book either of these hotels, call the hotel and be sure to mention IELTS to find out if they can offer you discounted pricing for your stay.

IELTS on Computer and IELTS UKVI test takers will no longer receive a paper copy of the Test Report Form. An electronic version of the Test Report Form is available on the test taker portal.

IELTS UKVI Life Skills test takers will receive a paper Test Report Form. It will be mailed USPS First Class to the address provided in the test taker portal.

Check online

You may also view your results in your IELTS USA Online Registration System.

Additional TRFs

Test takers are entitled to request an unlimited number of electronic Test Report Forms and five (5) paper copies of the Test Report Form free of charge to be sent directly to recognizing organizations, within 2 years of test date.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) no longer requires the test taker to provide a paper copy for the purpose of verifying IELTS scores. IRCC has the ability to verify test taker results using the Test Report Form number. 

Please contact us for further information on additional Test Report Forms.

Enquiry on results

If you are not satisfied with your IELTS results, you can apply for a review and re-mark of your score(s) through a service called an Enquiry on Results within 6 weeks after your test date.

If you wish to take the next step to have your IELTS re-marked, you will need to log in to your IELTS account, open the Results page and click on "Improve your score". Follow the instructions on the Portal. The Enquiry on Results fee will be refunded if the review results in a score change.

Your result may become available on the same day as your application and up to 21 days after your application. The amount of time it takes to provide results depends on several factors, including the number of sections you’ve asked us to re-mark. If you have not received a response after 21 days, please contact us.

Feedback

If you would like to share any feedback, please click here.

Choosing the right test: IELTS, IELTS for UKVI or IELTS Life Skills

The Newark Test Center offers three types of test. When choosing which test is right for you, we recommend checking the entry requirements with the organization you are applying to.

IELTS

Designed to help test takers work, study, or migrate to a country where English is spoken.

IELTS for UKVI

For test takers who want to work or study in the United Kingdom. Download this guide to choosing the right IELTS UKVI test (PDF 50 KB) to understand which test you should do.

IELTS Life Skills

IELTS Life Skills is a UK government-approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) that assesses only your English speaking and listening skills. This is the test to take if you are applying for the following types of UK visa:

  • Family visa
  • Extension to family, spouse, or partner visa
  • Indefinite leave to remain or citizenship

What score do I need for UKVI visa applications?

The score you will need for UKVI applications, known as the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) level, will depend on the visa you are applying for. (Visit GOV.UK for further guidance on proving your English language abilities).

  • For visas that require CEFR level B1, you need to get at least an IELTS score of 4.0 in all four components of your IELTS for UKVI (SELT) test (Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking).
  • For visas that require CEFR level B2 you need to get at least an IELTS score of 5.5 in all four components of your IELTS for UKVI (SELT) test (Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking).
  • For visas that require CEFR level C1 you need to get at least an IELTS score of 7.0 in all four components of your IELTS for UKVI (SELT) test (Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking).

The UK government requires you to achieve the scores above in every component of your test. Understand your IELTS score and see how IELTS helps you to prepare.

How to register

To view upcoming test dates and availability for IELTS in Newark, New Jersey, search the IELTS USA Online Registration System and register online. To complete your registration, you will need a digital copy of your identification (Passport, US Permanent Resident Card or US Employment Authorization Card) and a credit or debit card to complete payment for your test registration.

Test date transfers and cancellations

Please note that all requests for changes to your test date must be made in writing to newark@ieltsusa.org. To understand the transfers, refunds and cancellations policy for United States test centers, please reference our terms and conditions.

We cannot accept transfer or cancellation requests by phone.

Fees

IELTS

  • Test Registration Fee: $285
  • Transfer Fee: $70
  • Cancellation Fee: $70
  • Request for a Re-mark (Enquiry on Results): $140

IELTS for UKVI

  • Test Registration Fee: $305
  • Transfer Fee: $75
  • Cancellation Fee: $75
  • Request for a Re-mark (Enquiry on Results): $140

IELTS Life Skills

  • Test Registration Fee: $195
  • Transfer Fee: $65
  • Cancellation Fee: $65
  • Request for a Re-mark (Enquiry on Results): $95

For any of the IELTS tests listed above the following additional fees apply

  • Additional paper copy of Test Report Form (copy 6+): $10
  • International Shipping Surcharge: $100
  • Domestic Expedited Shipping Surcharge: $40

How to prepare

We know how important your test is, and that is why we're here to help you get the result you deserve.

Location, transportation and accommodation

The IELTS USA Newark, New Jersey Test Center is conveniently located near several major highways in the Central Business District of downtown Newark, New Jersey, a few minutes from the New Jersey Turnpike and 5 miles (approximately 25 minutes) from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR).

Location

570 Broad Street, Suite 1003, Newark, New Jersey 07102

Transportation

The test center is located less than 1 mile from Newark Penn Station, which caters to PATH trains coming from New York City and New Jersey Transit trains from all regions of New Jersey.

Parking

On-site parking is available at our test center for $15 for the entire day. Detailed parking information will be provided to all registered test takers 3–4 days ahead of the test day. The parking lot is located at the rear of the building. Additionally, there are other paid parking lots in downtown Newark near the test center. Street parking is also available.

Accommodation

The following hotels are located very close to the test center:

  • Robert Treat Hotel: 50 Park Place, Newark, New Jersey, 07102-4398
    Telephone: (973) 622-1000
  • TRYP by Wyndham Newark Downtown: 24 East Park Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102
    Telephone: (973) 642-7100

To book either of these hotels, call the hotel and be sure to mention IELTS to find out if they can offer you discounted pricing for your stay.

IELTS on Computer and IELTS UKVI test takers will no longer receive a paper copy of the Test Report Form. An electronic version of the Test Report Form is available on the test taker portal.

IELTS UKVI Life Skills test takers will receive a paper Test Report Form. It will be mailed USPS First Class to the address provided in the test taker portal.

Check online

You may also view your results in your IELTS USA Online Registration System.

Additional TRFs

Test takers are entitled to request an unlimited number of electronic Test Report Forms and five (5) paper copies of the Test Report Form free of charge to be sent directly to recognizing organizations, within 2 years of test date.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) no longer requires the test taker to provide a paper copy for the purpose of verifying IELTS scores. IRCC has the ability to verify test taker results using the Test Report Form number. 

Please contact us for further information on additional Test Report Forms.

Enquiry on results

If you are not satisfied with your IELTS results, you can apply for a review and re-mark of your score(s) through a service called an Enquiry on Results within 6 weeks after your test date.

If you wish to take the next step to have your IELTS re-marked, you will need to log in to your IELTS account, open the Results page and click on "Improve your score". Follow the instructions on the Portal. The Enquiry on Results fee will be refunded if the review results in a score change.

Your result may become available on the same day as your application and up to 21 days after your application. The amount of time it takes to provide results depends on several factors, including the number of sections you’ve asked us to re-mark. If you have not received a response after 21 days, please contact us.

Feedback

If you would like to share any feedback, please click here.

About IELTS USA

Our test center is operated by IELTS USA, and as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, we are dedicated to supporting individuals and organizations within the United States in evaluating English language proficiency through high-stakes testing.

We value quality, integrity, commitment to excellence, partnership, and service and are happy to assist you in any way that we can.

Female test taker

Contact us

Got a question about IELTS tests? Get in touch with our Newark Test Center for support. You can reach us via email at newark@ieltsusa.org or by telephone (862) 243-9500. Our office hours are Monday - Friday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm ET.

Reviews

We’ve helped many of test takers from across the world to achieve their dreams. Here are some of their stories...

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I recently took the IELTS exam at Newark IELTS center, and I must say the experience was smooth and well-organized. The staff was professional, courteous, and ensured that all candidates understood the protocols before the start of each section. The listening equipment worked perfectly, and the writing and reading rooms were quiet, allowing for optimal concentration. Additionally, the speaking test was conducted in a calm environment, making it easier to articulate responses. Facilities were clean and the seating arrangements were comfortable. I'd recommend Newark IELTS center to anyone looking to take the IELTS exam.

Hemanth K

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I took the test here. The staff was very friendly and the testing center facilities were also suitable for testing. Above all, it was good that the test process was systematically operated. They also kindly responded to inquiries. I consider myself lucky to take the test in a pleasant and clean test center. I would like to take the exam here again next time.

SeungYeon B

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Having recently completed my IELTS exam at Newark IELTS center, I was genuinely impressed by the seamless execution of the entire process. From the moment I entered, the staff were attentive and provided clear instructions, ensuring a stress-free experience. The venue was well-lit and spacious, allowing me to focus solely on the exam. The audio clarity for the listening section was commendable and there were no disruptions throughout. The speaking interviewer was both professional and amiable, making the interaction pleasant. I would definitely recommend Newark IELTS center for its efficiency and high standards.

Madhumitha T

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The center is quiet and convenient. There is a parking lot right near the building, and a Chinese restaurant nearby. The staff there are really professional and patient. The headphones and keyboard are pretty new and clean. More importantly, the rooms for speaking session are separated and there’s no interruption during the test.

Xinwei L

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Pleasant experience! The staff was very professional, helpful, and attentive. The test room is quiet, and directions were given clearly. It was a great experience overall.

Deepak B