International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

What is IELTS?

IELTS English proficiency across the globe. Conducting 2 million tests in the past year, IELTS is a high stakes English-language test for study, work and migration.

Which organizations accept IELTS?

IELTS is accepted by more than 9,000 organizations worldwide. These include universities, immigration departments, government agencies, professional bodies and multinational companies. To search for a recognizing institution, use the IELTS Global Recognition System.

The UALR Office of Admissions determines the minimum score required for admission. As of May 30, 2014, the scores were:

  • 6 – Associate admission
  • 6 – Undergraduate admission
  • 6.5 – Graduate admission

Please check with the Office of Admissions or the Graduate School to determine the current score requirement.

Why are there two versions of the test?

IELTS has two versions – Academic and General Training. The Academic test is for those who want to study at a tertiary level in an English-speaking country. The General Training test is for those who want to do work experience or training programs, secondary school, or migrate to an English-speaking country. All candidates take the same Listening and Speaking tests but different Reading and Writing tests.

Which version should I take?

UALR requires that you take the Academic test for admission consideration. Note that you must know which version to take when you complete the IELTS Application Form (PDF, 273KB).