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English Language Proficiency

All international students must verify English proficiency at the time of application to Kalamazoo College. Use one or more of the methods below to document English proficiency.

  1. TOEFL
    • Computer-based TOEFL exam: A recommended score of 213 or higher
    • Paper-based TOEFL exam: A recommended score of 550 or higher
    • Internet-based TOEFL exam (iBT): A recommended score of 84 or higher.
  2. SAT
    A recommended verbal score of 600 or higher for students taking the SAT I
  3. IELTS
    A recommended score of 7 or higher.
  4. English speaking country
    If an applicant is originally from an English speaking country (see below) and the primary language of instruction is English.
  5. English as a second Language
    Applicants for whom English is a second language but have attended a secondary school in an English speaking country (see below) for at least two years.
  6. IB Programs
    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.

English Speaking Countries

American Samoa
Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda
Australia

Barbados
Belize
Bermuda
Botswana
British Virgin Islands

Canada
Cayman Islands
Christmas Island
Cook Islands

Dominica

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