Independent Scholar

Interested in becoming a J-Scholar but do not have a university-sponsor in the USA yet?

Providing proof of your English language proficiency could help you in your search. J-Check, featuring iTEP, provides you with a comprehensive English language grade report that includes: grammar, listening, reading, speaking, and writing. Your J-Check test scores can be compared to TOEFL IBT and IELTS as well as correlated to CEFR levels. Scholars are required to provide evidence of sufficient proficiency in the English language, as determined by an objective measurement, to successfully to participate in a J-visa program as well as to function on a day-to-day basis. J-Check meets this requirement of objective language measurement and documentation. We are happy to send your J-Check results to up to three (3) schools to assist you with your J-scholar sponsor search. 

J-Check results may not be submitted as part of the international admissions process for a degree program. Individuals wishing admissions into a for-credit, degree program must contact each University under consideration for specific admissions requirements. 

If at any time you have questions about the J-Check testing process, please email us. We are here to help you!  Email:

Frequently Asked Questions

We strongly encourage you to review the J-Check Basics page before you purchase J-Check to make certain you understand what is required to complete our testing. From the Basics page you can view the Testing Requirements page and the Testing Instructions page.  Both of these pages provided additional information on the testing process (computer specs, Internet speed, headphones, etc.). Visit Basics Page

Your J-Check grade report will be sent to you within 24 hours. You may designate up to three universities to have your grade report sent to as well. All J-Check grade reports are valid for two years.

Order and pay for your J-Check test ID and password. You will receive your J-Check Test ID and password within 48 hours of payment processing. Order by selecting the “Buy Now” button at the bottom of this page.

If you already have a J-Check test ID, you are ready to proceed directly to testing.  Click on  the “TAKE J-CHECK NOW” button below. 

No, you do not need a Paypal account to purchase J-Check.  Just click “Buy Now” and select “Use Credit Card”. Then select your country and complete the payment form.

Yes! We offer a FREE J-Check Diagnostic Exam to practice and to make certain you have the correct technical requirements for testing (Visit Basics Page). You will receive a FREE diagnostic practice test ID when you purchase your official J-Check test ID.

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