English for Professional Purposes Intercultural Center

Language Proficiency Interview (LPI): Scheduling and Payment

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Language Proficiency Interview (LPI): Scheduling and Payment
J-1 Exchange Scholar applicants wishing to schedule a Language Proficiency Interview (LPI) to document their English language proficiency should follow this two-step process: Interviews are scheduled in 30 minute time blocks.  Scholars will receive an e-mail confirming their scheduled interview appointments.
  • Step 2:  Pay the interview fee of $85 using the payment button below.

Please note:

  • Scholars must have a J-1 visa application in progress on iStart before they schedule a Language Proficiency Interview.
  • Payment of the interview fee is required before the results of the language interview will be posted to iStart and shared with the scholar.
  • Cancellation:  Interview appointments may be cancelled through a link provided in the confirmation e-mail if needed.  Appointments that are cancelled at least 24 hours in advance of the scheduled time can be rescheduled with no additional fee.
  • Language Proficiency Interviews are conducted using a teleconferencing platform called Zoom (https://zoom.us/).  Instructions for connecting with Zoom are available here, and users can access a ‘test session’ of Zoom in advance here to verify audio and video settings.

PSU Departments:  If your department is funding the interview fee for a J-1 Exchange Scholar applicant, please send an e-mail to Meredith Doran at mcd15@psu.edu to indicate the name of the scholar whose interview you are sponsoring. We thank you for your assistance in ensuring that payments are credited to the appropriate scholar.