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.

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the basics of j-Check

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.

  • J-Check provides a complimentary diagnostic exam upon registration for scholars to practice with and become familiar with the J-Check process.
  • J-Check may be used at a date and time of your choosing.
  • J-Check may be used in the privacy of a scholar’s home/office rather than a testing center.
  • J-Check secure testing uses iTEP’s Fotosure security software to ensure test-taker identity.
  • J-Check provides a comprehensive score report in 24 – 48 hours.
  •  J-Check provides iTEP to TOEFL score and CEFL level comparison charts.
  • J-Check test results will be sent directly to the host university to be included as documentation of English fluency in the J-visa scholar applicant’s file.

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.

iTEP Test Length, Test Structure and Content: 

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.

  • J-Check utilizes the iTEP Academic Plus exam
  • J-Check assesses English language proficiency: speaking, writing, reading, listening and grammar.
  • J-Check provides a comprehensive score report in 24 hours. J-Check provides iTEP to TOEFL/IELTS score comparison charts.
  • J-Check may be used by the prospective J-Scholar in the comfort of his/her home or office - not in a test center.
  • J-Check may be used at the time and date of the prospective J-scholar’s choosing.
  • J-Check test results will be sent directly to the host university to be included as documentation of English fluency in the J-visa scholar applicant’s file.
  • J-Check offers flexible invoicing either to the host school or J-visa applicant.