International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
As an alternative to the TOEFL, students have the option of taking the IELTS (International English Testing System) to fulfill the University's language admission requirements.
What is the IELTS?
IELTS (International English Testing System) is internationally available, internationally recognized, internationally focused and internationally owned. It opens doors for you to more than 6000 educational institutions across 120 countries which recognize IELTS scores as a trusted and valid indicator of ability to communicate in English. In every sense, IELTS is a truly global test which can take you where you want to go. Please visit: http://www.ielts.org/.
How can I prepare?
Schedule an Appointment
You can take IELTS in over 300 locations throughout the world, up to four times a month, making it one of the most widely available English language tests in the world. You can choose an Academic or General Training module so the test fits your purpose, whether it is for study, migration or employment. You must apply to a test center to take an IELTS test prior to the test date. The SCSU Testing Center does not offer the IELTS examination. Applications are made on an IELTS Application Form which you can send or take into a test center, along with the test fee, two passport sized photographs, and a photocopy of your passport/national identity card. You will also need to include your passport number, or in some circumstances a national identity card number, on the application form – check with your test center. Once you have applied, the test centre will confirm your IELTS test date and time. On the test day, make sure you bring the same evidence of identity as the number entered on the Application Form.
Cost: $185 U.S. dollars, but can vary by country.
Everything you need to know
IELTS results are available 13 days after taking the test. You can have five complimentary copies of your Test Report Form sent to the institutions you named on your Application Form*. IELTS uses a unique nine point scoring system to measure and report test scores in a consistent manner – wherever and whenever the test is taken. This scoring system is internationally recognized and understood, giving you a reliable international currency.