Testing requirements for short-term study vary greatly between programs, so interested applicants should contact the programs in which they are interested.

However, most short-term programs will require some proof of English language proficiency. Students may be asked to obtain written verification of English language skills from teachers or advisers, or to submit scores from an internationally recognized English language assessment test, usually the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Information about the TOEFL is available the nearest EducationUSA advising center and in most U.S. Consulates.

For undergraduate programs, additional tests may include the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) Reasoning Test and/or Subject Tests, or the ACT.

Graduate student applicants interested in short-term university study may be asked to submit scores for the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), General and/or Subject Test.

Professional short-term programs may require applicants to take a standardized test such as the General or Subject Test of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), the Optometry Admission Test (OAT), the Dental Admissions Test (DAT), or the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). Please consult the program to which you are applying for specific requirements.