In-Home International Admissions Testing
with iTEP Virtual Proctoring

24/7 testing with the International Test of English Proficiency

Like almost everyone now, the staff at iTEP International are working to adapt to an operating environment with COVID-19. In many countries our public test centers are closed for the foreseeable future. In response to this situation, iTEP has been diligently working on developing an in-home testing option for international admissions.  

Our goal is to ensure test-taker health and safety while maintaining test security and integrity of scores for our partner schools. The good news is that many of our iTEP professional exams have already been designed to be delivered in-home, so we have been able to make a quick and efficient transition with our admissions testing.

Effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020 iTEP International will be waiving our test center requirement and will allow in-home testing for international student admissions using iTEP Virtual Proctoring. What does this mean exactly?


iTEP Virtual Proctoring for International Admissions

  • Will use the same exams for admissions (Academic Plus for universities and SLATE Plus for middle/high schools) as in our test centers.
  • Has extensively enhanced and upgraded Fotosure security software to allow for in-home testing. Test takers must have an activated webcam and will be monitored throughout the entire test. Every test will be reviewed by one of our graders and any testing irregularity will be flagged for further review. Our iTEP zero tolerance policy for cheating will continue to remain in place.
  • The test will cost the same amount – $129 USD – as our test center testing. In addition, a free practice diagnostic test will now be provided upon registration.
  • The test will include our iTEP guarantee of a comprehensive score report delivered within 24 hours to the test-taker and school of his/her choice.

As soon as our test centers reopen, we will revert back to business as normal. In this interim period, though, iTEP recognizes that international admissions is a time-sensitive process and cannot be delayed.


What next?

For current iTEP Admissions Partner schools: simply provide your prospective students with the iTEP Virtual Proctoring link and make sure to remind them to select your school.

For new schools interested in using iTEP Virtual Proctoring: please complete our short online registration form. We will expedite your application and have you ready for testing within 24 hours.

Please note for the People’s Republic of China, we will be using a special Chinese-language webpage and server to assist with testing there. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Isabella Fernandez or Tania Arevalo.

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The International Test of English Proficiency (iTEP) was introduced in 2008 to modernize English language assessment with on-demand scheduling, 24 hour grading, and accurate test data. iTEP provides a convenient and cost-effective testing option delivered in a highly secure environment.

iTEP offers a variety of assessment tools for university and secondary school admissions and ESL placement, hiring and employee assessment (including tests for specific industries), and iTEP Conversation, which assesses conversation skills in 30 minutes. All iTEP exams are graded by certified and trained native English speakers.

More than 800 colleges, universities, middle/high schools, and boarding schools in the USA and Canada accept iTEP results for admissions. Applicants can take iTEP at more than 500 test centers in 61 countries. iTEP International is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.