TOEFL or IELTS for USA was an easy question to answer.
Most students would say TOEFL for USA, instead of IELTS.
- Typically, for admission to Universities in UK, Canada, Australia, students would take IELTS Academic test
- If you are applying for immigration to Canada, Australia, etc IELTS General test is required.
TOEFL Scores Cancellations
Recently, you must have heard about ETS cancelling TOEFL Scores.
Read the following articles shared by students who’s TOEFL Scores were cancelled by ETS.
Here is another students comment from Most Bizarre and Nerve Racking First Semester in USA
The very next morning my TOEFL scores were cancelled(the center malpractice issues in Hyderabad was the reason behind this) which meant that my graduate student status went into “provisional” and graduate school cannot appoint a GRA who has this on record.
I was Angry.
I was Angry at people who cheated.
Angry at ETS for being so unfair.
I had 110 when I gave the test in Hyderabad.
I re-took the exam at the Dallas Prometric Center (for which i paid again) and got a 114.
Another student got F1 Visa then came the shocking news – F1 Visa Approved, TOEFL Cancelled (admission on Hold)
TOEFL or IELTS for USA
Yesterday Sri posted the following comment for How to Register for TOEFL in India.
Is TOEFL still recommended after the cancellations of scores of many students by ETS.
Isn’t IELTS a good alternative?
So, I decided to post the same question back to you.
Don’t try to decide between IELTS or TOELF based on how much you can score.
Both are English language proficiency test.
If you are going to score 110 in TOEFL iBT, you can you expect to score Band 7.5 to 9 in IELTS.
Don’t expect to score Band 8 when you can score only 60 in TOEFL.
Note – We have heard about ETS score cancellation only form few students. We don’t have data on how many scores were cancelled.
Also, so many universities in USA are accepting IELTS Scores.
Link to another argument – IELTS or TOEFL Which is Better?