Effective March 16th until further notice, the ELP staff will be working remotely to comply with University protocols regarding COVID-19. Please expect delays in our office being able to receive mail, process checks, and process I-20s in a timely manner. Visit coronavirus.upenn.edu, the University's dedicated coronavirus COVID-19 web page, for the latest updates.

ITA/J-1 Testing and Training

ITA Testing and Training for PhD candidates 
Information is applicable to matriculated international graduate students who will have teaching responsibilities during their time at the university. You will find details on our testing and certification process, test dates and cost, and our language training program. There are also links to register for the fluency tests and the training program.

J-1 Testing for Post-Docs and Visiting Scholars 
Information is applicable to non-matriculated international scholars seeking a J-1 Visa (i.e. postdoctoral researchers or visiting scholars). You will find details on our interview process, scheduling and costs, and scoring. There is also a link to register for an interview. 

Session length

Length varies

Proficiency level

Proficiency requirement varies

Related Programs

Length varies
Proficiency requirement varies
Length varies
Proficiency requirement varies
Length varies
Proficiency requirement varies