Frequently Asked Questions
There are two options where an English test is not needed.
1) If you completed a bachelor’s or graduate degree within the past 10 years at a recognized institution of higher learning in the U.S. a copy of the diploma or transcript indicating degree conferred will suffice.
2) If you graduated from a country outside the U.S. within the past 10 years where the language of instruction is English, an English transcript showing degree conferred and when is sufficient. If the transcript does not state the language of instructions were in English, you need to submit an official letter from the institution’s registrar confirming you attended the institution and the language of instruction was English.
If an English test is needed, you can use one of the approved English Tests listed below:
|English Test||Minimum Score||Website|
ECCE, ECPE, MELALB, or MET
|ACTFL OPI or
(Due to their swift turnaround time and ease of access Language Testing International is recommended when a scholar does not have another means to document English Language. Average cost is $105-159)
PLEASE NOTE: These scores are the minimum required to meet the U.S. Department of State’s regulations for J-1 Exchange Visitors.