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So. Many. Acronyms. It's overwhelming, we know. TOEFL stands for Test of English as a Foreign Language and IELTS stands for International English Language Testing System.

If you're an international student interested in applying to U.S. colleges, you should strongly consider taking one of these tests to demonstrate your proficiency in English. Prove you aren't these guys.

To learn more about the TOEFL, head to this website, and start preparing for the TOEFL with Shmoop.

To learn more about the IELTS, head here.

Need help determining which test to take? Look here.

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