Measuring English Mastery

Colby Community College does not have an intensive English language program. All students must provide proof of English Proficiency. International students are also required to take a placement exam to determine which class level they will be placed in, unless ACT or SAT scores have been submitted. 

Options to provide proof of English Proficiency:

  • DuoLingo English Test
    • Minimum score 75
    • The Duolingo English Test is an online English proficiency test that can be taken online, on-demand, in under an hour for only $49. The test is taken via a computer with a camera and includes a proficiency score, video interview, and writing sample which are shared with Colby Community College when you send your results. Certified results are available within 48 hours of the test session.
  • TOEFL (school code: 6129)
    • Internet Based: minimum score 44
    • Computer Based: minimum score 130
    • Paper Based: minimum score 447
    • Minimum score 5

*Students from countries with English as their primary language are not required to provide proof of English proficiency. 


International Student Office
1255 S Range Ave
Colby KS 67701
(785) 460-5506
Fax: (785) 460-4691