English Proficiency Requirement for J-1 Exchange Visitors

All Prospective J-1 Scholar or Student-Intern applications submitted to ISSS must include the English Proficiency Form with a copy of the respective support materials.

Fulfilling the English Proficiency Requirement

Other J Visa Types:

At this time, ISSS understands that the English requirement applies only to prospective J-1 exchange visitors, and we do not require Continuing Scholar requests (i.e., extensions) to fulfill the requirement. If the Department of State specifies differently, however, ISSS will notify J-1 exchange visitors and hosting departments. (If the scholar already has documentation to fulfill the English requirement, we encourage that it be included with any future ISSS request).

Please contact ISSS if you have related questions or concerns.

Common Scholar Assessment Resources

Last updated: June 18, 2021