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Admissions Tests for International Students | Study in the USA

IELTS for the USA

International English Language Testing System

What is IELTS?

IELTS is the International English Language Testing System, a test designed to assess the language ability of non-native speakers of English for admissions into higher education and other purposes. IELTS tests all four language skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking. 

Who Should Take the IELTS?

There are two versions of IELTS. The Academic Module is intended for students who want to study in higher education where English is the language used for communication. The General Training Module is designed for those planning to study in secondary education, non-degree bearing programs, or vocational training. 

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What is TOEFL?

The TOEFL test is the most widely respected English-language test in the world, recognized by more than 9,000 colleges, universities and agencies. The TOEFL iBT test measures your ability to use and understand English at the university level and how well you combine your listening, reading, speaking and writing skills to perform academic tasks.

Who Should Take the TOEFL?

Students planning to study at a higher education institution, English-language learning program admissions and exit, scholarship and certification candidates, English-language learners who want to track their progress and students and workers applying for visas.

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What is the SAT?

The SAT consists of multiple-choice questions and an essay that measure the skills you’ve developed in school and your ability to apply those skills. SAT scores help universities make informed admission decisions by providing one indicator of your academic readiness to perform university-level work. The test includes two sections comprised of three tests: Reading, Math, Writing & Language, plus an optional Essay. Some schools may require the Essay, so be sure to ask before you take the SAT.

Who Should Take the SAT?

Students applying to a four-year undergraduate program at a college or university in the United States may be required to take an admission test such as the SAT.

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GRE General Test and Subject Tests

What is the GRE?

The GRE General Test measures your verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking and analytical writing skills—skills that have been developed over a long period of time and are not related to a specific field of study, but are important overall.

The GRE Subject Tests are achievement tests that measure your knowledge of a particular field of study.

Who Should Take the GRE?

Prospective graduate and business school applicants from all around the world who are interested in pursuing a master's, MBA, specialized master's in business or doctoral degree take the GRE General Test.

GRE Subject Tests are intended for students who have an undergraduate major or extensive background in one of these six disciplines: Biology, Chemistry, Literature in English, Mathematics, Physics and Psychology.

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What it is the GMAT?

The GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) exam is a standardized test used around the world to gauge academic potential for graduate study in business and management. There are four sections of the GMAT exam: Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative, and Verbal.

Who Should Take the GMAT?

Students applying to graduate management or business programs can take the GMAT exam. The GMAT exam is used in admissions decisions by more than 5,300 graduate management programs worldwide.

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