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Application Requirements

IELTS LogoTo register for IELTS at CSUEB in Hayward, California, you must submit:

  • 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 USA online 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 type (Academic or General Training) that you need. For more information about Academic or General Training test types, visit IELTS.

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


2. A copy of your passport

A valid passport is the only form of identification accepted for enrollment at this test center. 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)

You will be prompted to upload your passport scan to your application.  It is helpful to have a scanned copy of your passport ready before you apply. 


3. Test fee payment

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

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