Institutional Membership

Is your institution in compliance?

J-Check is a quick, convenient, and cost-effective way of providing testing and documentation of English language proficiency for your institution’s incoming J-visa scholars. This Jameson Global-owned service is in direct response to increased scrutiny of J-visa applicants, as well as greater enforcement of the English proficiency documentation requirements. Make certain your institution is in compliance with the English language proficiency and documentation requirements, as mandated by the US government.

Benefits to your institution include:

  • J-Check evaluates language proficiency – not just speaking. Grammar, listening, reading, and writing are included. ESL professionals evaluate the speaking and writing sections.
  • J-Check utilizes the iTEP Academic Plus exam AND provides a complimentary diagnostic exam upon registration for scholars to practice with and become familiar with the J-Check process.
  • J-Check avoids the cultural awkwardness of requiring your prestigious, guest international faculty member to go to a student testing center. Secure testing is conducted in the Scholar’s home/office using iTEP’s Fotosure security software.
  • J-Check offers a much less expensive testing option compared to TOEFL IBT and IELTS.
  • J-Check allows for ultimate testing convenience – scholars may test any day and/or any time.
  • 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.

Institutional Member Set up Instructions:

Complete the Institutional Membership Request Form

IMPORTANT – Please note: J-Check does not set English language proficiency requirements….that is at the sole discretion of your school. We simply provide an English proficiency assessment of each prospective scholar and the corresponding documentation through our comprehensive reports.

Once registration has been processed and approved, you will be able to preview your school’s J-Check webpage and customize with any additional pertinent information.

  • Example: Schools may include specific J-Scholar policy or score requirements if desired.

Include your Custom J-Check School Testing Webpage link on your J-Scholar webpage and/or forms. Your prospective J-scholars go to and click on your school logo. They will then pay the $99 USD online and will receive the instructions, practice diagnostic test, and real test ID within 48 hours. The test ID is valid for 12 months and may be used any day or night – no testing restrictions.

That is all there is to it!

  • There is NO institutional registration fee, annual fee, or any other direct cost to the university.  It is FREE to become a J-Check school.
  • Superior Testing Support:  The J-Check team makes it as  simple as possible for institutions, providing an abundance of guidance on testing instructions and technical requirements to ensure a smooth testing experience for your J-Scholars.
  • J-Check is here to help! We encourage J-Scholars to contact us directly regarding any testing or technical requirement concerns.
  • J-Check tests 365 days a year and your scholars may take J-Check from the privacy of their office or home as long as they have their webcam activated to allow for Fotosure to operate.

That is it!

  • An official J-Check grade report will be provided to both your University and the J-Scholar within 24 hours of testing for use in the J-visa process.
  • J-Check reports are valid for two years.

become a j-check school today!

Complete the Institutional Membership Request Form