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    Hey! I sat the IELTS academic in April 2016 and got 9.0. I was told the validity is 2 years as people's language abilities go up and down during that period. I'm thinking of postgraduate study once I graduate from undergrad (which would be in 2019) and have to send IELTS certificates all over again since English is not my first language. I think that I will be sending my certificate from 2016, but what do you think are the chances that I will be asked to sit the IELTS again if I do that, considering my last score was 9.0? Thanks!
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    (Original post by daenesme)
    Hey! I sat the IELTS academic in April 2016 and got 9.0. I was told the validity is 2 years as people's language abilities go up and down during that period. I'm thinking of postgraduate study once I graduate from undergrad (which would be in 2019) and have to send IELTS certificates all over again since English is not my first language. I think that I will be sending my certificate from 2016, but what do you think are the chances that I will be asked to sit the IELTS again if I do that, considering my last score was 9.0? Thanks!
    Honestly it would depend on the requirements of individual universities... however it is likely that you'll have to sit the IELTS again as they don't make exceptions for high scores previously in the test. Some courses if I remember correctly allow you to not submit these scores if you've been studying in an English-Speaking country for university so in that case you may not need to submit scores at all. Check with the universities when you are applying. (You still have a long way to go )

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    Thank you so much for your reply! I never thought about it in that regard. I will definitely take you advice. Thanks!
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    Whatever score you got in the last IELTS, they would still require you to submit a valid IELTS certificate that was taken within the 2 years of your application.
 
 
 
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