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Official IELTS Scores

This section applies to the 2022-2023 cycle.

Overview

Official IELTS scores are submitted electronically to GradCAS directly from IELTS (run by British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English). Paper copies are not accepted.

Official IELTS scores can be received by GradCAS at any point during the application cycle, even after your application is submitted; however, some programs may have a deadline by which they want your scores posted. Once your official IELTS scores are attached to your application, they cannot be removed.

Submitting Your Official IELTS Scores to GradCAS

  1. Self-report your IELTS scores in the Standardized Tests section of the application and include your TRF number. This must be listed for your official scores to be matched to your application.
  2. Go to IELTS and request your scores be released to GradCAS. Check with IELTS about their turnaround and processing times.
  3. After IELTS processing, scores are sent to GradCAS in batches and then posted to applications daily. You can view scores attached to your application in the Standardized Tests section of the Check Status tab.

Missing Test Scores

It is your responsibility to follow up on any missing IELTS scores in a timely manner. Before contacting GradCAS customer service, first confirm if and when IELTS sent your scores to GradCAS.

If you confirmed that IELTS sent your scores to GradCAS and your scores are not posted at least two weeks after your test date, contact customer service and provide them with the following details:

  • First and last names
  • Date of birth
  • CAS ID
  • TRF number
  • School code and name
  • Test date
  • Date scores were sent by IELTS

We will use this information to determine if we have received the batch and to locate your scores, if possible. If your scores aren't found, we will contact IELTS to troubleshoot.

Note: if your name or date of birth appears differently on your IELTS than it does on your GradCAS application, your scores will not automatically post to your account. This often happens with applicants with hyphens, apostrophes, etc., in their names. Wait until IELTS processes the scores, then contact customer service so they can manually connect the scores to your application.

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