Junior Admissions Workshop

Sunday, January 25 - Monday, January 26, 2015

Schedule of Events 
[Sunday]  [Monday]  [Location Details]

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Time Event and Location
11:00am -1:00pm Registration
Palamountain Hall, Class of 1967 Lobby,

Lunch on your own Please note that lunch is not part of the formal program. 
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall is open 9am-4pm at $9.00 (plus tax) for brunch/lunch, or check out the offerings in downtown Saratoga Springs.

11:15 & 11:30am "Early Bird" Campus Tours
Class of 1967 Lobby
11:30am - 12:15pm


"Summer Pre-College Programs for High School Students"
Palamountain Hall, Davis Auditorium
Try college on before taking college on.  Skidmore's Pre-College Program Director will explain the many benefits of summer pre-college programs, including earning college credit, experiencing the campus life, making friends from around the world, and preparing yourself for college success.
Michelle Paquette, Director, Pre-College Program


"Disability/Accessibility Issues at the College Level"
Bolton Hall, Room 280
Learn the difference between disability services in High School and College and how to find the best fit for your academic and physical needs during your college search.
Meg Hegener, Coordinator for Students with Disabilities

1:00 - 1:15pm

Palamountain Hall, Gannett Auditorium
Michael Sposili, Executive Director of Alumni Affairs and College Events;
Mary Lou Bates, Vice President and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid

1:15 - 1:45pm Workshop 1
"Selective College Admissions and Visiting Colleges"
Gannett Auditorium
Mary Lou Bates, Vice President and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
1:45 - 2:30pm Workshop 2
"The College Interview"
Gannett Auditorium
Matt Cohen, Associate Director of Admissions; Admissions Staff
2:30 - 2:45pm Beverage Break
Class of 1967 Lobby
2:45 - 3:30pm Workshop 3
"Writing the Application Essay"
Gannett Auditorium
Ken Dunbar, Associate Director of Admissions; Admissions Staff

3:30 - 4:15pm


Workshop 4
"The College Search Process From the Other Side: Helpful Hints From the Veteran College Searchers"
Gannett Auditorium
Skidmore Student Panel moderated by Jeff Bates '00, Associate Director of College Counseling, Rye Country Day School (Rye, NY)
4:15 - 5:50pm Free Time
Explore the campus or downtown Saratoga Springs
4:15 - 5:00pm

"Optional" Tour of the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum
Tang Teaching Museum

5:50 pm Student Drop-Off in Atrium of Murray-Aikins Dining Hall
6:00 - 6:45pm Dinner for Students
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall
Skidmore student hosts will eat with the group in the Dining Hall
6:00 - 8:00pm Dinner for Parents
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, 2nd Floor
7:00 - 8:00pm "Navigating the College Admissions Process"
A seasoned counselor's perspective on identifying "good fit" colleges
Gannett Auditorium
Ali Bhanji, Director of College Guidance, Collegiate School (New York, NY)

Monday, January 26, 2015

Time Event and Location
7:15 - 8:30am Breakfast for Students and Parents (optional)
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall
9:00 - 10:30am Workshop
"Mock Admissions Session"
Williamson Sports and Recreation Center, Intramural Gym
Session begins promptly at 9am
11am or 2:15pm Campus Tours
Judith Pick Eissner '64 Admissions Center, North Broadway
11:00am - noon Seminar
"Financing Your Education"
Gannett Auditorium
Beth Post Lundquist, Director of Financial Aid
11:30 am - 1:30pm Lunch for Parents and Students (optional)                                                  
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall

1:30 - 2:15pm

"Skidmore Information Session"
Palamountain Hall, Gannett Auditorium

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