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PTE Academic in the United States

PTE Academic in the United States

Choose PTE Academic to take you to the USA

Accepted by thousands of academic programs, your PTE score can fast-track your application to institutions like Yale University, NYU, Harvard, Columbia University, and more.

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Perfect for professionals

PTE is a popular choice for professionals looking to work in the USA. As well as being accepted by professional associations and organizations across the United States, our test is recognized by a number of State nursing boards for registration.

Get where you’re going, faster

PTE Academic can help you realize your dream to study in the USA.

The fastest English test available

Book a test within days. Take a three-hour test. Get your results in typically just 48 hours.

Frequent test dates, last-minute availability

We run regular test dates with last-minute availability. Check now to find out how soon you can take PTE Academic.

Friendly test center experience

Take the test on a computer at one of our 300+ global test centers. Each is small and friendly – typically with no more than 10 seats per center.

Accepted by institutions worldwide

Trusted by the Australian, UK, and New Zealand governments – and universities and colleges worldwide.

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Find test centers and fees

You can take the test in one of nearly 90 test centers in 33 states across the USA, or in any of our 300+ test centers around the world. With PTE Academic you can be sure that wherever you take the test, our automated scoring will give you the fairest score.

You can find our test centers in Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Indianapolis, Jackson, Houston, New York, Orlando, Phoenix, Raleigh, San Antonio, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington DC, and many others.

Find the center nearest to you, plus PTE Academic fees.

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Understand our test format

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About our scoring

Understand how we score PTE tests, and how we share your results with you.



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