IMST Frequently Asked Questions
How often is the IMST administered?
The IMST is offered on demand.
Is there a charge/fee to take the IMST?
There is a $5 sitting fee for the IMST. This fee is fully refunded to the candidate one to three weeks after the testing event. However, should a candidate fail to appear for the IMST and/or not cancel a previously-scheduled appointment 48 hours prior to the appointment, the candidate will be assessed a $45 no-show fee.
Is there a limit on the number of times a person can take the IMST?
No. There is no limit on the number of times an individual may sit for the IMST. However, one must wait 12 months between each test.
I registered for the IMST in June, then had to cancel my appointment and ended up not taking the test — do I have to wait 12 months to re-test?
No. The 12-month wait applies only to candidates who sat for any portion of the test. Candidates who cancelled or otherwise missed their appointments may apply again to test, provided they have paid any no-show fees.
Is the IMST offered overseas, and if so, where?
Will the IMST be offered at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in my country?
Currently, the IMST is not offered at U.S. Embassies or Consulates overseas.
I already submitted my application, but I want to change something on it – can I?
Once an application has been submitted, candidates are unable to make any changes to it for six months. This includes changes to language designations. If you wish to change the information, a new application may be submitted after the six month validity period expires.
I don’t see my school listed in the drop down box — what do I do?
If a specific educational institution is not listed, please use “OTHER” and “Other Domestic.”
I’ve made an appointment for the IMST, but need to change it — can I?
Candidates may change, modify or cancel their IMST appointments through their Pearson VUE account.
If you have an extenuating circumstance and are suddenly unable to make your appointment and need to cancel, please contact Pearson VUE customer service.
How do I pay the no-show fee so that I can register for the IMST again?
When I take the IMST, where can I get my results?
Candidates will receive their results immediately after testing.