The Complete IELTS Test Center Guide
Thank-you for choosing the Inlingua, Arlington, Virginia IELTS Test Center for your testing needs!
Our aim is to make your testing experience as smooth as possible, so here you will find everything you need to know to take the IELTS exam, from what the test is to how to obtain extra copies of your test results.
If there is any information you cannot find here, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com at any time!
- What’s IELTS Test
- Reasons why to take IELTS
- How the IELTS Test Work
- How to select the right IELTS test
- How to register for IELTS (step by step)
- Tests days and Results release (calendar)
- Transfers / Cancellations / Refunds / Failure to Attend for IELTS on Paper AND IELTS on Computer tests in the USA
- How to request an additional Test Report Form (TRF)
- Enquiry on Results EOR
What’s IELTS Test
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is designed to help you work, study or migrate to a country where English is the native language. This includes countries such as Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and USA.
Your ability to listen, read, write and speak in English will be assessed during the test. IELTS is graded on a scale of 1-9.
IELTS is jointly owned by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge Assessment English.
Reasons Why To Take IELTS
How The IELTS Test Works
The IELTS test assesses the English language ability of a candidate by evaluating all four skills i.e. Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. The band provides an insight into the language level of the candidate, to succeed in their career or academics in an English-speaking country.
How To Select The Right IELTS Test
There are two IELTS tests – IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training. You need to choose the test based on your requirement.
IELTS Academic – Assesses whether your degree of English language proficiency is appropriate for an academic environment. The test reflects aspects of educational language and measures whether you have the required English language ability to study successfully in an English-speaking environment.
IELTS General Training – Assesses the candidate’s English language level to function effectively in everyday situations. The questions in the test relate to both the working environment and social circumstances.
If you are taking the IELTS test to apply for the UK visa for study, work or live there, then you may need to take the IELTS for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Academic or General Training or the IELTS for Life Skills test.
Please ensure you know which test you need to take when you register. Once your registration has been confirmed, changes in module may require the payment of an administrative fee.
How To Register For IELTS
Registering for the IELTS Test at the Inlingua, Arlington Virginia test center takes just a few simple steps (If you require special accommodations, please see the Special Accommodations section):
Ensure that you know which module you need, Academic or General Training. It is the candidate’s responsibility to determine which module best suits his or her needs and registering for the incorrect module could result in extra charges later on.
Have your ID (remember IELTS only accepts valid passports, green cards or EAD cards as valid forms of identification) scanned and ready for uploading.
Have your debit credit card at hand for making the payment. All test registration payments must be made within (7) days of registration or your application will automatically expire. The cost of the exam is U$250.
Go to www.ieltsusatest.org, select the Arlington, VA location and your preferred date and begin your registration process.
After you have completed your registration, our team will verify and approve your documentation. Once this process is complete, you will receive your final confirmation for the test.
You are then set and ready to test!
2021 IELTS Test Dates at inlingua*
*Dates are subject to change/cancellation
Tests Days And Results Release
Receiving your results – two options:
Results are released 13 days after the exam date (exam date + 13). You will receive a notification email and once you receive it, you will be able to view your results online. Make sure to follow the instructions in the notification email and to click on the test date for which you are expecting results.
You will need to allow an additional few days for delivery of your paper copy. If you need your results sooner
Candidates are only allowed 1 original copy of their test report form, so please keep it safely. This one copy is only for your records.
If you would like to send your results to a university or other organization, please find instructions on how to do so in “How to request additional Test Report Forms (TRF)”
Note: Test centers are not permitted to give results out over the phone or by email.
Transfers / Cancellations / Refunds / Failure to Attend for IELTS on Paper AND IELTS on Computer tests in the USA
Requests to transfer/postpone or cancel your IELTS must be submitted in writing by email to the test center where you have registered.
Transfer/postponement or cancellation requests made via telephone will NOT be accepted.
IELTS on Paper: Transfer requests received more than 5 weeks prior to the test date will be charged a transfer fee of up to 25% of the cost of the test.
IELTS on Paper: Transfer requests received less than 5 weeks prior to the test date due to a medical condition or exposure to COVID-19 will be rescheduled and will be charged a transfer fee of up to 25% of the cost of the test (Proof of circumstance must be provided, such as a letter from the local health authority or a physician).
IELTS on Paper: Transfer requests from an IELTS on paper to an IELTS on computer test received more than 5 weeks prior to the original the test date will be charged a transfer fee of up to 10% of the cost of the test.
IELTS on Paper & Computer: A second transfer request due to a medical condition or exposure to COVID-19 will result in cancellation of your registration and a refund of 50% of the cost of the test will be refunded if the test center is notified prior to the test date.
IELTS on Paper: Cancellation requests received more than 5 weeks prior to the test date will receive a refund less an administrative fee of up to 25%.
IELTS on Paper & Computer: Travel Restrictions impacting your ability to attend the test date will result in a cancellation of your registration and a refund of 50% of the cost of the test will be refunded if the test center is notified prior to the test date (and proof of restrictions is provided).
IELTS on Paper: Cancellation requests received less than 5 weeks ahead of the test date will NOT receive a refund.
Failure to Attend
IELTS on Paper: You will NOT receive a refund if you fail to provide information/proof of inability to attend the test within 5 days of the test date.
How To Request An Additional Test Report Form (TRF)
During registration, you will have an opportunity to add “recognizing organizations.” If you do not add an organization at the time of registration, you can request for your results to be sent to one or more organizations within 2 years of your exam.
To request a Test Report Form (TRF) to be mailed to a college, university, or other institution, please fill out the attached form Additional TRF Request Form and return it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, so we can assist you with your request. Once we receive your request, we will inform you whether an additional payment must be made.
Please note that:
Enquiry on Results EOR
If you are not happy with your result, you can request a review of your score(s) through a service called an Enquiry on Results (EOR).
During the review process:
The request for a re-mark must be made at your test center within six weeks of the date shown on your TRF. You may ask to re-mark the whole test or any sections (Listening, Reading, Writing or Speaking).
You must pay an Enquiry on Results fee ($123), which is fully refunded if your band score changes.
In order to request an EOR, please send an email to email@example.com, including your full name and test date.
Your result will normally be available in 2 to 21 days, depending on several factors including the number of sections requested for re-mark.
If you have not received a response after 28 days, please contact our test center.
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