IELTS Application Requirements

To register for an IELTS test at CSUEB in Hayward, California, you must submit:IELTS logo

  • an application (online only)
  • test fee payment (online only)
  • a clear photocopy, scan, or photo of your valid passport

You have 5 days to complete your application in order to confirm your registration. 

1.  Application

Visit the IELTS registration website to apply. 

All questions on the application form must be fully completed. Enter your information exactly as it appears on your passport.  If you are not able to apply for a particular test date, it is likely that the test is full and you will need choose a different test date.  You are responsible for determining which test module (Academic or General Training) that you need.  For more information on testing modules, visit

Please visit the IELTS Online Registration in the USA for further instructions on how to complete your application.

Once you have successfully submitted an online application, you will be emailed further instructions on how to make a payment and submit a copy of your passport.

2. Test fee payment

The test fee payment is $245.  All payments must be made online. The online payment system accepts check or credit card.  The link to the payment system will be emailed to you once you submit your application. 

3. A copy of your passport

A valid passport is the only form of identification accepted for enrollment at this test centre.  The passport must be the same document that has been indicated on your application. The passport must be valid and unexpired.

You will need to clearly scan, photocopy, or photograph the passport page(s) containing:

  • the photo
  • date of birth
  • passport number
  • date of expiry
  • signature (if any)
  • extension stamp (if applicable)

Instructions on how to submit your passport will be emailed to you once you submit your application. 

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