Take the IELTS Test

IELTS is the International English Language Testing System which tests English proficiency across the globe. Conducting 2 million tests in the past year, IELTS is the world’s most popular high stakes English-language test for study, work and migration.


How to register for the IELTS

IELTS is available in two test versions: Academic – for people applying for higher education or professional registration, and General Training for those migrating to Australia, Canada and the UK, or applying for secondary education, training programs and work experience in an English-speaking environment. Both versions provide a valid and accurate assessment of the four language skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking.

You can find the nearest test location and register to take the IELTS on the IELTS website.

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How to prepare for the IELTS exam
There are two important things that students can do to get a good score:

  1. Improve your English skills:
    The basis of this test is to measure your English skills, so the most important thing you can do is to work hard to improve your English. This means that you should study hard in your ELI courses, do your homework and projects, utilize your tutoring and the resources of the SALC and the Listening Lab, and practice your English all the time!
  2. Use the resources on the IELTS website:
    The IELTS website lists a number of resources that you can purchase to help you study and practice for the exam.

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Good luck to you!


Note for AT and CAP students: Students in the Academic Transitions and Conditional Admissions Program cannot use an IELTS score to enter the University of Delaware or any of our CAP partner colleges or universities.

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