J-Check J-Scholar testing is a quick and cost-effective way of providing testing and documentation of English proficiency for J-visa scholar applicants. In accordance with United States government visa regulations, all incoming J-visa holders must demonstrate proof of English language fluency. Documentation of English language fluency must be provided to the university before a scholar’s J-visa can be issued. J-Check provides both an objective measurement of English language fluency and the supporting documentation required to ensure regulatory compliance. For J-Scholars, J-Check is an affordable and convenient way of providing language documentation to their host university for the J-visa process.
J-Check evaluates English language proficiency – not just speaking. Grammar, listening, reading, and writing are included. ESL professionals review the speaking and writing sections. This is in accordance with the J-regulation that specifies language proficiency for both the program and day-to-day activities.
For institutions that become J-Check schools there is NO direct cost. Simply complete the registration form to let us know that your school will accept J-Check scores. A customizable J-Check page for your institution will be created at no charge and the link will be given to you to include on your University webpage and/or J-Scholar forms.
For J-Scholars, the cost is $99 USD. This fee also includes a Complimentary Diagnostic Practice Test provided upon registration. J-Check may be taken on any day of the week, at any time of the day in the privacy of the scholar’s home or office. All J-Check test IDs are valid one year from point of purchase and the test results are valid for two years from testing.
Total actual test time per examinee is approximately 85 minutes. There are five sections for different English language skills, which appear in the following order: grammar, listening, reading, writing, and speaking. Each section contains questions targeting a variety of levels of English proficiency.
J-Check automatically provides a comprehensive grade report in 24–48 hours directly to the host university to be included as documentation of English fluency in the J-visa scholar applicant’s file. A copy is also provided to the J-scholar for his/her visa interview. J-Check provides an iTEP to TOEFL IBT and IELTS scores comparison chart.
Interested in learning more? Email J-Check or call 501-508-5253 for more information on J-Check.
The J-Check program is a quick, convenient, and cost-effective way of providing testing and documentation of English proficiency for your institution’s J-visa scholar applicants. This new Jameson Global service is in direct response to increased scrutiny of J-visa applicants, and anticipated greater enforcement of the English proficiency documentation requirements. J-visa categories eligible for the J-Check program include: professors, short-term scholars, research scholars, specialists, and alien physicians.