English Language Proficiency: Supplement to J-1 Visa Application
For admission as an exchange or study abroad student at Ohio Northern University, the English Language Proficiency Requirement can be satisfied by submitting documentation in at least one of the following three categories.
1) Minimum Test Score on Recognized English Language Test
Test must have been taken within the past two years. Applicants must submit a copy of their score from one recognized test with application materials. NOTE: Students with lower TOEFL or IELTS scores may be accepted for a term of exchange with the exception that classes be taken in the Pathway International Scholar Transition Program.
|Pathway and Degree
|Degree (no Pathway)
2) Documentation that the prospective J-1 exchange visitor is a native English speaker from Australia, Belize, Botswana, Canada, Commonwealth Caribbean, Ghana, Great Britain, Ireland, New Zealand, Nigeria, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa or Zimbabwe.
3) A signed letter and current transcript from an exchange partner school indicating English proficiency. Printed on institutional letterhead, and dated within the past year, the letter must certify that the prospective exchange visitor’s proficiency in English has been obtained in studies at this university. This letter should document how this proficiency has been attained (e.g., instruction at this university is in English), and affirm that the J-1 exchange visitor has “sufficient proficiency in the English language, as determined by an objective measurement of English language proficiency, successfully to participate in his or her program and to function on a day-to-day basis.” [22 CFR 62.11(a)(2)]