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Table 1 Guidance on acceptability of IELTS test scores for academic and training courses

From: ‘Remark or retake’? A study of candidate performance in IELTS and perceptions towards test failure

Band score Linguistically demanding academic courses Linguistically less demanding academic courses Linguistically demanding training courses Linguistically less demanding training courses
7.5–9.0 Acceptable Acceptable Acceptable Acceptable
7.0 Probably acceptable Acceptable Acceptable Acceptable
6.5 English study needed Probably acceptable Acceptable Acceptable
6.0 English study needed English study needed Probably acceptable Acceptable
5.5 English study needed English study needed English study needed Probably acceptable
  1. Adapted from (IELTS, 2014)