International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

UA Little Rock does not administer the IELTS.

The UALR Office of Admissions determines the minimum score required for admission. As of March 28, 2017, the scores were:

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

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

Why are there two versions of the test?

The IELTS Academic test is for people applying for higher education or professional registration in an English speaking environment. It reflects some of the features of academic language and assesses whether you are ready to begin studying or training.

The IELTS General Training test is for those who are going to English speaking countries for secondary education, work experience, or training programs. It is also a requirement for migration to Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK. The test focuses on basic survival skills in broad social and workplace contexts.

Which version should I take?

UA Little Rock requires that one take the Academic test for admission consideration. Note that you must know which version to take when you complete the IELTS Application Form.