English Language Proficiency

All international students must verify English proficiency at the time of application to Kalamazoo College. This requirement can be waived for students who meet one of the following criteria:

  • Applicants for whom English is a second language but have attended a secondary school in an English-speaking country for at least two years
  • Applicants who have completed or are pursuing a full IB diploma and are taking English A1 or English A2 and have a predicted grade of 5 or higher

Use any of the methods below to verify English proficiency:

TOEFL – Internet-based TOEFL exam (iBT) (recommended score of 84 or higher) or computer-based TOEFL exam (recommended score of 213 or higher) (Institutional Code for Kalamazoo College: 1365)

SAT – Recommended evidence-based reading and writing score of 600 or higher

IELTS – Recommended score of 7 or higher

Duolingo Exam – A recommended score of 110 or higher, and an admission interview (schedule your meeting online)

English Speaking Countries and Territories

American Samoa
Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda
Australia
Barbados
Belize
Bermuda
Botswana
British Virgin Islands
Canada
Cayman Islands
Christmas Island
Cook Islands
Dominican Republic
Falkland Islands
Fiji
Ghana
Gibraltar
Grenada
Guernsey
Guyana
Hong Kong
Isle of Man
Jamaica
Kenya
Kiribati
Lesotho
Liberia
Madagascar
Malawi
Malta
Marshall Islands
Mauritius
Micronesia, Federated States of
Montserrat

Namibia
New Zealand
Nigeria
Norfolk Island
Northern Mariana Islands
Palau
Papua New Guinea
Philippines
Pitcairn Islands
Puerto Rico
Republic of Ireland
Rwanda
Saint Helena
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Solomon Islands
Swaziland
The Bahamas
The Gambia
Trinidad and Tobago
Tristan da Cunha
Turks and Caicos Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands
Uganda
United Kingdom
United States
Vanuatu
Zambia
Zimbabwe