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IELTS at Melton College, York

IELTS at Melton College, York

IELTS is the International English Language Testing System and is jointly owned by British Council; IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment.

IELTS scores are accepted by over 10,000+ recognising organisations and delivered in 1100 locations worldwide. In the last year, 3,000,000 people took the IELTS test!

Melton College, the only IELTS Centre in York!

We are an ‘open’ exam centre which means that you do not need to be one of our students to take a test at Melton College.  We do, however, run a variety of preparation options, currently all online. To discuss your needs, please email english@meltoncollege.co.uk. Private tuition, an excellent option for those preparing for IELTS, costs as little as £30 per hour.

The College is about 10 minutes walk from York Railway Station (see map).

Need Accommodation?

Melton College owns Melton Guest House – next door to the College!  For exam candidates we can provide B&B at a special rate of £75 (single)  £105 (twin).  For more details and to book, please contact: english@meltoncollege.co.uk

Paper-based and Computer-delivered tests

Melton College offers both IELTS on Paper and the IELTS on Computer tests. For more information please click here where you can also find IELTS on Computer familiarisation and practice tests. These practice tests allow you to see the format of the test on computer so you know what to expect when your take your live test.

Due to COVID, the opening hours of the Exam Centre are restricted. The Exam Centre Manager can be contacted by email:  ielts@meltoncollege.co.uk 

Applying for an IELTS test  

To apply for an IELTS test at Melton College or to check test date availability, please click here –               BOOK IELTS TEST 

If you are planning on taking a pre-sessional course or a foundation course at a British University, you may need to take your IELTS exam at an IELTS for UKVI test centre. Melton College is NOT an IELTS for UKVI test centre. Please see the following link for more information ‘UKV1 Brochure’. We recommend that all test takers read the official ‘Information for Candidates’ document before sitting the IELTS exam. It contains valuable information about the application process, exam format, example questions, and a description of the IELTS results band scale. You can download and print a copy from the blue Downloads box on this page.

There are three stages to booking your IELTS test:

  1. Check the availability and select your test date (you will now be able to choose the time for your speaking test)
  2. Create an account with the British Council.
  3. Book and pay (if you are under 18, you will need your parent or guardian to book the test for you)

All sections of the test (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking) will be held on the same day. 

The IELTS test fee is £185.00 and you can pay for your exam in any of the following ways:

  • Cheque (payable to Melton College)
  • Postal Order (available from any Post Office) – must be made payable to Melton College or it will be rejected
  • Bank Transfer (see the ‘Paying for an Exam’ link in green on the left of this page)
  • Telephone (you can call the College to pay over the phone. The Exam Centre is currently open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1000~1600. Please have your credit/debit card to hand)
  • Cash (call into Melton College or use secure mail)
  • Credit/Debit card (you can find the card payment form in the blue Downloads box on this page).
Exam £185.00 Must be paid within 3 days of application
Additional Test Report Form £15.00 per copy First five copies are free if requested for institutions up to 2 years after test registration
Postage Fee (for additional test report forms) Varies Contact Melton College for a quote 
Cancellation Fee £25.00 Only if cancelled with 5 weeks notice
Test Date Transfer Fee £25.00 Only if requested with 5 weeks notice
Enquiry on Result (remark) £110.00 See details below

Important Information


We will send confirmation of your exam date by email. Please check your email account before contacting Melton College about your exam application. Please read the email attachments carefully as they will tell you important information about your exam. If you have not received a confirmation email from Melton College one week after you have applied, please contact us as you may not have a place on the exam.  All speaking tests will be held on the same day as the main exam, at Melton College. 

At the College

We have a small café where you can purchase hot and cold drinks and a selection of snacks. We also have water fountains in the college for you to fill your own water bottles. We can accept both cash and card payments in the cafe. Parking at the College is limited and not guaranteed. Local car parks are available as well as limited on-street parking.

Preparation Material

You can access the British Council’s ‘Road to IELTS’ course which is a comprehensive 100% online preparation course designed by British Council IELTS experts. Click here to start the course and help you achieve a great result! You can also practise IELTS on the move with the free IELTS app .

IELTS Progress Check is an official, online practice test. Completed tests are marked by IELTS trained and qualified markers and you will receive an official feedback report, including an indicative overall test band score as well as a band score for each section of the test (Reading, Listening, Writing & Speaking). All within 5 days of completing your IELTS Progress Check practice test! The Progress Check costs £32.95 and you can find more information, and purchase the check here

You can find lots of helpful material at Take IELTS, including more preparation material, test day advice and hints and tips from other test takers which may really help you.

Why not check out our new IELTS at Melton College Facebook page? It contains practice materials, helpful information and the chance to chat to me and fellow candidates.


IELTS on Paper – 13 calendar days from test date
IELTS on Computer – 3 -5 calendar days from test date 

You will receive an email once your results are available and you will log on to your Test Taker Portal (where you booked your test) to view your result. All results will be posted to the address stated on your application form within 2 days of your results being released. We are not permitted to give out results over the phone or by email. 

Additional Test Result Forms

From the point of registration and up to 2 years following the test date, test takers can request centres to send their results electronically or by post to up to five recognising organisations of their choice. Centres will not charge an administration fee for this service but results sent by post may incur a postage charge. If you require more than five copies of your result, a fee of £15.00 per copy will be charged. To send results electronically, the receiving organisation must have registered with the TRF Verification Service. If they are not registered, only postal copies can be sent. 

Enquiry on Result

Test takers who are unhappy with their exam result can apply for a re-mark. You can make an application for all or any of the sections (Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking) to be re-marked by an independent examiner at the British Council. The fee for the re-mark will be refunded in full if the mark is changed. The fee is the same if you want all sections re-marked or just one. The re-mark will take approximately 2-21 days to be processed. Please note that the British Council performs the re-mark -Melton College cannot influence the speed of this process. If you decide to proceed, you need to complete the Enquiry on Result application form (available from the blue Downloads box on this page) and pay the fee. You can pay by cheque, postal order or you can use the IELTS Credit/Debit Card payment form (see the blue Downloads box) to supply  your credit/debit card details. The fee must be paid at the time of request. You must return the application and payment  within six weeks of the test date. Requests for a remark received after this deadline will NOT be considered. It is no longer a requirement to send your original test report form back to the test centre when applying for a remark. However, if your score is changed, you will need to send the original test report form back for a new one to be issued. Please make sure you have your test report form in your possession BEFORE you apply for an IELTS Enquiry on Result.

Cancelling or Transferring your Exam

If you cancel your test or request a transfer five weeks or more before the test date, the test centre will charge an administration fee. If you cancel your test within five weeks of the test date for any reason apart from medical ones, you will not be eligible to receive a refund. If you cancel your test or request a transfer within five weeks of the test date for medical reasons, you must provide supporting medical evidence within five working days of the test date. Only evidence of serious illness will be considered. Only original medical certificates will be accepted and must state inability to appear for the test on the scheduled test date. If you apply for a test which is less than 5 weeks away, you lose the right to a cancellation refund. You must send the application form to Melton College by email or post a completed Request for Refund or Test Date Transfer Form (available from the blue Downloads box on this page).

Special Requirements

If you require a modified version of the test, for example in Braille, you must give the test centre three months’ notice. This notice period is necessary for the modified version of the test to be prepared. If your circumstances require only special administrative arrangements to be made, such as extra time, you must give the test centre six weeks’ notice. Please contact us by email: ielts@meltoncollege.co.uk before you book your test.


If you are unhappy with any aspect of the Melton College IELTS Test Centre service and wish to make a complaint, please talk to the IELTS Administrator on the day of the test. Alternatively, you can send a letter or email (ielts@meltoncollege.co.uk)  to our office detailing the problem. You must do this within five days of your test. We will respond to you within 48 hours. Melton College will not accept complaints relating to the conduct of the test after results have been issued.

Ensuring Quality and Fairness 

The IELTS test partners ensure that delivery of the test is both consistent and secure through rigorous training and continual monitoring of test centres and examiners. More information about how the test is developed and scored can be found here

Frequently Asked Questions 

You can find the answer to most questions in the FAQ’s in the blue downloads box on this page. If you have any further questions, please contact: ielts@meltoncollege.co.uk  


We are always happy to receive feedback on our services. Please send your comments to: ielts@meltoncollege.co.uk

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