English Language Scores

Contact INTO to Schedule an IELA Exam

Acceptable English language scores 


INTO Mason accepts the following English language proficiency exams for certain programs: 

To see specific English language entry requirements for your program, view INTO Mason’s full program list, or see if you qualify for an English waiver. 


INTO English Language Assessment (IELA) 


IELA (INTO English Language Assessment) is an English language assessment, developed by INTO in collaboration with Cambridge Assessment English. The assessment examines the four basic language skills: Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing. 

Contact us for more information about the IELA or to schedule a time to take the exam.

How do I take this exam? 

You'll take the exam in person at the Mason Global Center on Mason's Fairfax Campus. Email us to schedule an IELA exam, which is given Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you are not in Virginia, contact your education counselor or INTO Regional Office to schedule an exam. 

What do I need to take the exam? 

We'll provide you with a laptop and instructions. You'll need to bring a photo ID (passport, license, etc.). A trained staff member will administer the exam, which takes three hours to complete. 

How much does it cost? 

The IELA exam is free for students applying for an INTO Mason Pathway program.

When will I receive my IELA results? 

You'll hear from us via email approximately 48 hours after the exam.  

Contact us for more information about the IELA or to schedule a time to take the exam.