Junior Admissions Workshop

Start your college search in the right direction

Junior Admissions Workshop
Saturday, January 27—Sunday, January 28, 2018


Dear Student and Parent,

You are cordially invited to Skidmore's thirty-second annual Junior Admissions Workshop, a distinctive 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 helps clarify 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. You will learn about how selective colleges evaluate application and have the chance to meet 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 12, 2018.

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.


Mary Lou Bates Michael Sposili
Mary Lou W. Bates Michael C. Sposili
Vice President and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Executive Director of Alumni Relations and College Events