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    Skidmore Pre-College Program

    Skidmore Pre-College Program


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Day, Residential
    • Destination: United States
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Five Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 11th, 12th, PG
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Academic
    • Sub-Categories: Economics, Mathematics, History, Biology, Physics, Anthropology
    • Selective: Yes
    • Ages: 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $3,000 - $6,999
    • Accreditation: IECA Associate Member
    • Career Clusters: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
    • Credit Awarded: Yes
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    For 50 years, Skidmore College has offered motivated high school students a supportive, tight-knit Pre-College Program and classes in a range of liberal arts disciplines. In Skidmore’s nationally top-ranked program, students can choose from a wide variety of Summer Session online courses, as well as select in-person courses for commuting students. Students earn college credit alongside college students and work closely with faculty thanks to small class sizes.

    During the five-week residential and day program option for summer 2024, high school students in grades 10-12 take one class of their choice and participate in helpful virtual workshops and extracurricular events, including undergraduate admissions tips and tricks, campus tours, college student life skills, and more. They work with Skidmore undergraduate mentors, enjoy access to the College's resources, and get a head start on college life by learning with other exceptional students. Along with their diverse backgrounds and experiences, all share a common interest in exploring the academic and social aspects of college life—discovering what it's like to take courses with college professors and make new friends from around the world. 

    Do your interests range from psychology to English, economics to political science, human genetics to religion? Choose a class in an area where your strengths lie or delve into an unexplored subject to challenge your perceptions and discover new fields of knowledge. 

    Find out for yourself why Skidmore Pre-College students describe the program as challenging, fun, enlightening, life-changing, mind-altering, motivational, experimental, adventurous…to name just a few. Join us in July and discover your future!

    Choose from a wide range of liberal arts courses, which in the past have included:

    • Anthropology
    • Biology
    • Economics
    • History
    • Mathematics
    • Physics
    • Political Science
    • Psychology
    • Religion
    • Writing

    *Courses are subject to change.