How to Send Your IELTS Score to Universities
You can send your score to universities via an electronic score report delivery or paper TRF delivery. Before sending your score, check the preferred delivery method of your target university. You will have to pay for a registered mail courier or regular delivery if you send paper TRFs.
If you’re wondering how to send your score to universities, this blog post, will walk you through everything you need to know about sending your IELTS score to universities. We’ll explain what IELTS is, why universities require it, and how to send your score to universities so they can receive it.
How long does it take for IELTS results to be available?
IELTS results are available online from 12 noon 13 calendar days from the day that you write the test. If for whatever reason the results are delayed you will be informed by email. You can access the results by SMS.
The British Council will send you a Test Report Form (TRF). You should receive your TRF within 23 days of writing the test. You are advised to look after it as no further copies will be made available to you.
At your request, the British Council will send up to five original copies to the institutions of your choice. If you require this you can request it by completing the additional test report form.
You can make out this request at the time of registration or you can request it at any time during the period that your IELTS is valid. You will pay a fee if you want the TRF sent via airmail or courier.
What is a Test Report Form (TRF)?
A Test Report Form (TRF) is an official document issued by the IELTS test centre which contains your score for each IELTS test component – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. Each band score is reported on a scale from 0-9. If you are applying to a university, you may need to provide your TRF as evidence of your English language proficiency.
IELTS Score Delivery Options
There are a few different ways that you can send your IELTS score to universities. The most common way is to have the IELTS test centre send your scores directly to the university. You can also send your scores by post or courier, or you can use an online score reporting service.
If you want to send your scores by post or courier, you will need to fill out an IELTS score reporting form and send it to the IELTS test centre. The form is available from the IELTS website.
If you use an online score reporting service, you will need to create an account and then purchase a score reporting voucher. Once you have the voucher, you can log in to the score reporting service and enter the details of the university you want to send your scores to. The service will then send your scores to the university.
How to send your British Council IELTS score to universities online
Many universities have registered to download IELTS results and are happy to accept an electronic copy of your TRF.
You should check the university website to see whether they have registered. If they are you can request an E-TRF and then inform the university that the form is ready to download.
How to send your IDP IELTS score to universities online
If you’re taking the IDP IELTS exam and want to send your score to universities, you can do so easily online. Here’s how:
- First, create an account on the IDP IELTS website. Then, log in and click on the “Request a Test Report Form” link.
- Next, select the universities you wish to send your score to from the list. You can also search for universities by country.
- Finally, enter your personal information and payment details, and submit your request. Your score will be sent to the universities you selected within 10 working days.
How to send IELTS score electronically
When you register you can choose to send all or some of the five originals electronically. At the end of the registration page, you will find an option that you can check to send the test results to five universities of your choice.
You will then be prompted to fill in the details. The TRFs will be sent electronically to the universities that have registered. This is a free service.
If at any time, during the validity of your IELTS, you require this service, you can phone the British Council on their toll-free number, and they will give you instructions on how to send IELTS scores to universities.
How to get your results from a closed IELTS test centre
If you took the IELTS test at a test centre that is now closed, you can ask for your IELTS results to be sent to additional organisations by filling in the Application for additional TRFs (from closed test centres) form. This service is available for up to two years from the date of your test date.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Can you send scanned IELTS results to universities?
If you’re wondering whether you can send scanned IELTS results to universities, the answer is yes! Here’s how to do it:
- Scan your IELTS results and save them as a PDF.
- Go to the website of the university you’re applying to.
- Find the section on admissions requirements.
- Follow the instructions for submitting your IELTS results.
- Upload your PDF and submit it.
How long does it take for the official IELTS score report to reach selected institutions?
It can take up to two weeks for your score report to be sent to your chosen institutions. However, this time frame may vary depending on the institution. Some universities may receive your score report sooner than others. If you’re worried about your score report not reaching your chosen university in time, please contact the university directly to ask about their specific policies and procedures.
Do I have to pay to send my IELTS score?
You can request to send IELTS results to up to five organisations free of charge. In order to send your score to more than five universities/organisations, you will need to pay a small administration fee. To make this request, you must go to your test centre.