Sunday, January 29—Monday, January 30, 2017
Dear Student and Parent,
You are cordially invited to Skidmore's thirty-first annual Junior Admissions Workshop, a unique offering among top liberal arts colleges. This award-winning program is designed to assist children of alumni, siblings of current students, and children of Skidmore employees in their college search. For many high school juniors, this will be their first visit to a college campus as a prospective collegian and their first comprehensive view of the admissions process. In addition to providing an insider's view of Skidmore, the one and a half day experience clarifies personal goals, builds confidence, and provides the groundwork to make the college search understandable and achievable. It is also a lot of fun.
Each year approximately 100 students and their parents attend the workshop, and report
that they get tremendous value from it. Participants (parents are invited to most
events) learn the do's and don'ts of an admissions interview and the ins and outs
of writing a stellar college application essay. Students and parents serve as voting
members of a simulated admissions committee, a hands-on exercise that helps to demystify
the decision-making process. Participants also hear from longtime admissions professional
Mary Lou W. Bates, Skidmore's vice president and dean of admissions and financial
aid, as well as Admissions and Alumni Relations staff members. You will also have
the opportunity to interact with Skidmore students, and each other.
All lodging arrangements for high school participants and parents will be off campus and should be made on your own. For information regarding hotel accommodations, we recommend contacting the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce at 518-584-3255.
Space is limited so please register as soon as possible - the deadline is January 13, 2017.
The complete workshop schedule is listed here on the website. We are very excited about this year's program and look forward to seeing you in January.
|Jane Reisman||Michael C. Sposili|
|Associate Director of Admissions||Executive Director of Alumni Relations and College Events|