Colby has taken another step forward in making a college education more accessible by allowing high school students to self-report their standardized test scores to Colby. This means that students no longer have to pay to send official score reports to the College to be considered for admission. Official scores will only be required for students enrolling at the institution.

Vice President and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Matthew Proto said, “Self-reporting builds upon the College’s longstanding commitment to reducing barriers in the admissions and financial aid process. This is one more way we are working to ensure that a Colby education is accessible to all students regardless of their financial means.” In addition, Colby is test flexible, which means students can submit scores from the SAT, ACT, or from two SAT Subject Tests.

A year ago, Colby implemented a comprehensive program to ensure access to its world-class education to students from every background. The Colby Commitment focuses on offering significant financial aid that meets 100 percent of demonstrated need without student loans, removing barriers to applying for admission, facilitating funded experiences such as internships and research opportunities, and supporting student success with robust programming and mentoring.

More information about The Colby Commitment is online at