How to send IELTS to universities?

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I sent my applications for law a few weeks ago and I got four conditional offers from University of Leicester, University of Essex, University of Lancaster and University of East Anglia. I included my IELTS TRF number in my application, however, in their acceptance letters, Leicester and Essex have asked me to obtain IELTS. Does anyone know why do I have to do that and how? Should I send a scanned copy of my TRF electronically or should I send a physical copy? Anyone facing the same issue?
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Hello
I sent my applications for law a few weeks ago and I got four conditional offers from University of Leicester, University of Essex, University of Lancaster and University of East Anglia. I included my IELTS TRF number in my application, however, in their acceptance letters, Leicester and Essex have asked me to obtain IELTS. Does anyone know why do I have to do that and how? Should I send a scanned copy of my TRF electronically or should I send a physical copy? Anyone facing the same issue?
A scan is not sufficient since it can be easily faked, so you have to send the certificate per post to the university. You had the option to let IELTS send your results to 5 universities after taking your test (you could choose it durin your application)
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Ask unis.
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(Original post by ifeelcreative)
Hello
I sent my applications for law a few weeks ago and I got four conditional offers from University of Leicester, University of Essex, University of Lancaster and University of East Anglia. I included my IELTS TRF number in my application, however, in their acceptance letters, Leicester and Essex have asked me to obtain IELTS. Does anyone know why do I have to do that and how? Should I send a scanned copy of my TRF electronically or should I send a physical copy? Anyone facing the same issue?
I sent mine by email and they didn't ask for anything else as they can easily verify your score with your TRF number. So, a scanned copy of your certificate should be fine.
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A scan is not sufficient since it can be easily faked, so you have to send the certificate per post to the university. You had the option to let IELTS send your results to 5 universities after taking your test (you could choose it durin your application)
Most things are done electronically now. The TRF can be used to verify the results direct with IELTS so in most cases a scanned copy of the original is sufficient. It saves someone in the office having to open the post, scan it in, store it electronically then dispose safely of the original paper copy. If you had thousands of paper copies of ielts, degree certs etc it could become a full time job in itself.
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(Original post by oxymoronic)
Most things are done electronically now. The TRF can be used to verify the results direct with IELTS so in most cases a scanned copy of the original is sufficient. It saves someone in the office having to open the post, scan it in, store it electronically then dispose safely of the original paper copy. If you had thousands of paper copies of ielts, degree certs etc it could become a full time job in itself.
Well, most universities say that they want to have the original certificate of the IELTS results and a scan is oviously not original.
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Well, most universities say that they want to have the original certificate of the IELTS results and a scan is oviously not original.
No, they want an authenticated copy, not the original. :closedeyes:
Don't you know you should never send original documents?

EDIT: I don't want to sound rude (sorry if it came across like that) but I just doubt they would ever ask for the original certificate. :erm: Plus, the OP was asking if he should send a physical copy or a scanned copy electronically. So, I guess he's not intending to send the original? :dontknow:
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I decided to contact the universities because I didn't find a clear answer online. I hope that they will respond soon enough!
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Let us know when you find out!
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Both universities have responded today and they have verified my IELTS results. They didn't specify why they were unable to do so before though
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Both universities have responded today and they have verified my IELTS results.
That's good

(Original post by ifeelcreative)
They didn't specify why they were unable to do so before though
So you did not need to send anything else, they just used your TRF number to confirm it?
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Didn't have to send anything. I don't know why they couldn't have done it from the beginning.


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Didn't have to send anything. I don't know why they couldn't have done it from the beginning.


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Good to know. Perhaps the task of checking is done in one large batch? It is a shame you had to wait, but I'm glad you have your confirmation, anyway
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Both universities have responded today and they have verified my IELTS results. They didn't specify why they were unable to do so before though
Where do you get ielts rfr number??
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Where do you get ielts rfr number??
It's displayed on your final score report document. Either the PDF or paper copy.

When you receive the PDF of the score report, (not the test taker provisional results), just email a copy to your choices.
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