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What Students Need to Know/Dates and Deadlines

What Students Need to Know

Dates and Deadlines:


Note: While we are very excited for our ED 1 and 2 students to join the class, we may not accept forms on this page until the Class of 2021 is fully enrolled in May (unless otherwise noted in the description below).  Thank you for your patience!

Dates and deadlines for the fall 2018 semester in London and the class of 2022 will be updated in spring 2018.


 

Upon receiving your enrollment confirmation

 

Activity and Due Date

Description

Set up Skidmore E-mail

Upon receipt of IT letter - ASAP

Skidmore faculty and administrators and IES abroad will contact you via your Skidmore e-mail. It is imperative that you create your account and check your Skidmore e-mail. You must have your Skidmore ID number to create your Skidmore email account. Your Skidmore ID number is included in your acceptance letter from Skidmore. You can also contact Kendra Nelson, the London FYE Program Manager for your Skidmore ID number.

You must have a Skidmore email in order to login to your MyOCSE account with Off-Campus Study & Exchanges to submit your post-acceptance materials for London.

If you have difficulty setting up your account, please contact the IT Help Desk (requires Skidmore username to login).

Apply for or renew your passport

ASAP

All students studying in London must have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the end date of the program. If you don't have a passport or your current passport will expire in June 2018 or earlier, you need to apply for or renew your passport immediately. Average passport processing times take about 4-6 weeks from the time of application.

You can find information about applying for or renewing your passport online at http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/passports.html.

To search for a Post Office location that will accept passport applications, visit https://www.usps.com/international/passports.htm.

Join Facebook Group

ASAP

Skidmore has created a London FYE Facebook group for the Class of 2021. This group is a place to "meet" the other students interested or confirmed for the program and to ask questions about the program.

Current sophomores, juniors, and seniors that have already completed a semester in London will be part of the group as well.

 

Academics and Advising

Activity and Due Date

Description

Academic Interest Form

Deadline: May 17, 2017

Once you have enrolled at Skidmore, you need to provide information regarding your academic interests to the Office of Academic Advising. Even if you are "undecided" about a major like most incoming first-year students, please identify three areas of interest. While this form does not have an impact on your enrollment for London, this information will be useful for future faculty advisors.

Deadline: May 17

Note: Please do not use Google Chrome or Safari Browsers.

Expository Writing Directed Self-Placement (DSP)

Deadline: May 17, 2017

There are several levels of Expository Writing offered at Skidmore.  The Directed Self-Placement (DSP) will provide important information on which level is most appropriate given students’ current skills. Form will be available in early May.

London Course Registration for Fall 2017 Semester

Opens: June 15, 2017

Deadline: June 22, 2017

Students will be asked to complete an online course registration form indicating their course preferences for London. Course registration for London FYE will open the morning of June 15. Students will receive the link to the online course registration form by email on June 15 from Off-Campus Study & Exchanges.

Students will be enrolled in courses on a first-come, first-serve basis, based on when the online course registration form is submitted.

Unlike the registration process for the Saratoga Springs campus, London FYE are not assigned a summer faculty advisor. Instead, your summer advisor is Anna Burnett, London FYE Program Manager, in Off-Campus Study & Exchanges.


If you are unable to complete the online registration form on June 15, please be sure to discuss this with Anna Burnett, London FYE Program Manager.

Calculus Placement Exam

Deadline: June 15, 2017

If you plan to take Calculus I in London, please be sure to take the Calculus placement exam by June 15. The placement exam is required in order to enroll in Calculus I in London.

Calculus Placement

In addition to the Calculus Placement Exam, students that would like to enroll in Calculus I in London must also meet the Quantitative Reasoning (QR) 1 requirement. The QR1 requirement can be fulfilled by achieving a certain score on the SAT or ACT exam or you will need to take and pass Skidmore's QR1 exam, which will be offered during the on-campus orientation in Saratoga Springs in August.

Reflection and Projection 

Opens: June 30, 2017

Deadline: August 30, 2017

Skidmore requires new students to tell us about their current aspirations, academic and co-curricular aims, and overall educational goals. This "dialogue" begins with the Academic Reflection and Projection Project (RAP). You will be asked to answer one question; please take it seriously and give it some thought before responding. The question is quite broad, yet, we believe it is the primary question you must wrestle with during your college years. In essence, you are asked to reflect on your current place in the world and, imagining a wonderful intellectual and co-curricular life at Skidmore, where you'd like to go. The RAP is used by your Faculty Advisor to discuss future academic plans (only your advisor has access to your RAP). This form opens on June 30.

Deadline: August 30

Other Placement Exams 

Deadline: prior to registration for spring semester

If you plan to take Foreign Language, Calculus, Chemistry, and/or major or minor in music, please be sure to take the placement exam before you talk to your Faculty Advisor and register for spring semester classes. This information is critical for setting up your spring semester schedule.

Foreign Language Placement

Calculus Placement

Chemistry Placement

Music Theory

*The Foreign Language Placement Exam is for students who have studied French, Spanish, and German and are planning on continuing.  You do not need to take the exam if this will be your first course in French, Spanish, or German. Students interested in Greek and Latin should visit the Classics Department Web site and contact Michael Arnush, Professor and Chair, Department of Classics with any questions.

Music Ensembles

Deadline: January

Students interested in participating in music ensembles and/or private instruction for voice or instrument should fill out the online interest form over winter break and contact the appropriate instructor as early as possible in January. Audition schedules will be in the orientation materials you receive when you arrive in January.

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Required materials/forms for London FYE

Activity and Due Date

Description

Set up Skidmore E-mail

ASAP

 

Skidmore faculty and administrators and IES abroad will contact you via your Skidmore e-mail. It is imperative that you create your account and check your Skidmore e-mail. You must have your Skidmore ID number to create your Skidmore email account. Your Skidmore ID number is included in your acceptance letter from Skidmore. You can also contact Anna Burnett, the London FYE Program Manager for your Skidmore ID number.

You must have a Skidmore email in order to login to your MyOCSE account with Off-Campus Study & Exchanges to submit your post-acceptance materials for London.

If you have difficulty setting up your account, please contact the IT Help Desk (requires Skidmore username to login)The IT Help Desk can also be reached by phone Monday-Friday between 8:30AM-4:30PM EST at 518-580-5900.

Copy of a valid passport

Deadline: June 30

All students studying in London must have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the end date of the program. If you don't have a passport yet or your current passport will expire in June of 2018 or earlier, you need to apply for or renew your passport immediately. Average passport processing times take about 4-6 weeks from the time of application.

You can find information about applying for or renewing your passport online at http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/passports.html.

To search for a Post Office location that will accept passport applications, visit https://www.usps.com/international/passports.htm.

London Course Registration


Will open on June 15

Students will be asked to complete an online course registration form indicating their course preferences for London. Course registration for London FYE will open the morning of June 15. Students will receive the link to the online course registration form by email on June 15 from Off-Campus Study & Exchanges.

Students will be enrolled in courses on a first-come, first-serve basis, based on when the online course registration form is submitted.

Unlike the registration process for the Saratoga Springs campus, London FYE are not assigned a summer faculty advisor. Instead, your summer advisor is Anna Burnett, London FYE Program Manager, in Off-Campus Study & Exchanges.

If you are unable to complete the online registration form on June 15, please be sure to discuss this with Anna Burnett, London FYE Program Manager.

Group Flight Registration

Deadline: Early July, TBA 

Group flight information will be sent to your Skidmore email. Please check your email for more information or contact OCSE if you have any questions. The exact deadline for registerting for the group flight will be sent via email along with the information regarding registration. 

Post acceptance materials/forms

Deadline: June 30

London FYE students are required to submit post-acceptance materials (online and in hardcopy) to both Skidmore's Off-Campus Study & Exchanges and Skidmore's partner organization in London, IES Abroad.

Please note that one of the required forms for London FYE is the IES Medical Report. This form must be completed by a physician and needs to be based on a physical exam held within 6 months prior to the start of the program (between February 24-August 24, 2017). Forms based on exams held prior to February 24, 2017 will not be accepted. Please be sure to schedule an appointment for a physical and/or immunizations to make the deadline.

Skidmore College Health Forms


Deadline: July 14, 2017 to Health Services



Health forms are mailed in May with your London FYE post-acceptance packet and the deadline for their return is July 14. Please be sure to schedule an appointment for a physical and/or immunizations to make the deadline.


*The Skidmore College Health forms are required by all Skidmore students, regardless of whether they study in London or Saratoga Springs. Students going to London must complete the Skidmore College Health forms AND the IES Medical Report form.

Student ID

Submit photo between June 1 and July 1

Beginning June 1, you will be able to upload a photo for your Skidmore ID. Your ID is essential for your first day at Skidmore, so be sure you upload your photo between June 1 and July 1. 

Please follow the guidelines when submitting your photo. Photos that do not follow these guidelines or are deemed inappropriate will not be processed, causing unnecessary delays when you arrive on campus. If you have difficulty meeting the guidelines, please contact the Skidmore Card Office (518) 580-5854.

The Skidmore Card is much more than a traditional I.D. Not only does it identify you as a member of the Skidmore community, it also allows you access to the dining halls and other campus facilities; operates on the basis of a declining balance account for various purchases on and off campus; and holds all the information concerning your meal plan.

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Health

Activity and Due Dates

Description

Health Forms

Deadline: July 15

Submit to Health Services
Required of all first-year students

Health forms are mailed in May with your London FYE post-acceptance packet and the deadline for their return is July 15. Please be sure to schedule an appointment for a physical and/or immunizations to make the deadline.


*The Skidmore College Health forms are required by all Skidmore students, regardless of whether they study in London or Saratoga Springs. Students going to London must complete the Skidmore College Health forms AND the IES Medical Report form.

IES Medical Report


Deadline: June 30

London students are required to submit the IES Medical Report form which must be completed by a physician. This form is in addition to the Skidmore College Health forms required by all first-year students. Please be sure to schedule an appointment for a physical and/or immunizations to make the deadline.


Please note that the IES Medical Report form must be completed by a physician and needs to be based on a physical exam held within 6 months prior to the start of the program (between February 24-August 24, 2017). Forms based on exams held prior to February 24, 2017 will not be accepted.

Proof of Insurance

Deadline: August 1, 2017

All students attending Skidmore (in Saratoga Springs and London) need to have proof of U.S.-based health insurance. The College offers a reasonably priced, primary student insurance plan. During the month of July, the Bursar's Office will provide information about the student health insurance plan offered through Skidmore. All students (in Saratoga Springs and London) are required to enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan OR provide proof of alternative insurance coverage through a comparable plan. Additional information may be obtained by calling the Bursar's Office at (518) 580-5831.

Completion of the online waiver/enrollment form is required by August 1.

London students will also receive supplemental international health insurance from both Off-Campus Study & Exchanges and IES Abroad. There is no additional charge for this international insurance and it cannot be waived.

Health Education Course

Deadline: Part I-August TBA; Part II-October TBA

Required of all first-year students

Each incoming student is required to take an online health education course.  This course must be completed by ALL incoming students.  Course opens in early August.  Instructions will be sent to your Skidmore email account in late July.
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Returning to Campus for Spring 2018 

Activity and Due Date

Description

Residential Life 

Questionnaire available early November 2017, TBA

The Residential Life program encourages and provides an atmosphere where serious academic study can take place; where friendships are formed; where healthy living is discussed and encouraged; where diversity is celebrated; where a variety of social and cultural opportunities are provided; and where students learn and apply the concepts of responsibility to one's self and the community.

Wondering what it's like to live in a Skidmore residence hall?

Need to know what to bring?

Note: The Residential Life Housing Questionnaire will be available early November for London students to submit their preference for spring semester housing on campus. Students will be emailed with details about the housing questionnaire in late October/early November.

Spring semester housing assignments will be sent via email in mid-January.

Lost Skidmore ID card

ASAP
Deadline: January 15, 2018

Prior to going to London, you received a Skidmore ID. If you have lost your Skidmore ID, please email the First-Year Experience office prior to your return to campus on January 20th. You will not be able to check into your dorm room without your ID card, therefore it is crucial that you let us know if you have lost your ID card.

The Skidmore Card is much more than a traditional I.D. Not only does it identify you as a member of the Skidmore community, it also allows you access to the dining halls and other campus facilities; operates on the basis of a declining balance account for various purchases on and off campus; and holds all the information concerning your meal plan.

Skidmore Urgent Notification System

Skidmore Urgent Notification System Skidmore's Department of Campus Safety offers staff and students the chance to receive text messages and e-mail notification in the event of an emergency via the Skidmore Urgent Notification System (SUNS).
Registering Your Vehicle and/or Bicycle 

Beat the rush and register your motor vehicle online. By registering in advance, you can visit the Campus Safety table on opening day and pick up your vehicle decal without hassle. There is a fee of $110 for an academic year (or $55 per semester) to park a vehicle on campus. This fee is charged to your student account. All vehicles parking on campus MUST be registered with Campus Safety.

Bicycles – If you plan to have a bicycle on campus you must register the bicycle with Campus Safety.  Registration takes place in-person at the Campus Safety office in Jonsson Tower during the first weeks of the semester. 

The Skidmore Shop The Skidmore Shop is Skidmore's official store for Skidmore apparel, art supplies, and textbooks. The Shop is also an authorized Apple Campus Store with full Apple inventory and Apple hardware/software support.
Dining Services Skidmore's dining services does more than just provide food. It provides students with quality food, convenient locations, and a variety of options.

Look to Dining Services for:

Questions about nutrition

Menus

Special diets

Mailboxes Mailbox assignments and combination information for all first-year students will be available on the Skidmore Post Office page in mid-August. Please be on the lookout for the exact date in the FYE newsletter.  

Students who need to ship packages to themselves for the spring semester should address packages as follows:
John E. Doe- Class of 2021
Mailbox Number
815 N. Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-1632

For all packages, please write your last name (in large, bold letters) on all four sides of the package. Packages will be available for pick up during Orientation.

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Dates and Deadlines

Note: While we are very excited for our ED 1 and 2 students to join the class, we may not accept forms on this page until the class of 2021 is fully enrolled in May (unless otherwise noted in the description below). Thank you for your patience!

General  | London FYE Calendar | Mailings

Deadline

Activity

ASAP: Enroll in E-Bill E-Bill
Upon receipt of IT letter or FYE packet (whichever you receive first based on ED I, EDII, or Regular Admissions)  Create Email 
Ongoing After you create your Skidmore email, OCSE will create your MyOCSE account to access the post-acceptance London FYE application
Ongoing Vehicle Registration
Ongoing SUNS Registration
May 17, 2017 Academic Interest Form
Early May Register your MyIESabroad account (after you receive your log-in information by email)
June 15, 2017 London course registration opens
June 14, 2017 First month to enroll in installment plan (SCIP)
June 30, 2017 All London post-acceptance forms due to OCSE (online and/or in hard copy)
Late June or Early July - Date TBA Register for Group Flight
July  TBA  (Dining Services Questionnaire) Student Employment Forms
June 1-July 1, 2017 ID Photo Submission
July 14, 2017 Skidmore College Health Forms 
August 1 Health Insurance Forms (or submit proof of insurance)
Part I-August TBA; Part II-October TBA  (Course opens August TBA) Health Education Course
August 15 Fall semester bill due/last day to enroll in installment payment plan (SCIP)

August 30, 2017

RAP

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 Financial Aid and Bursar's Office (Billing)

Deadline/Due Date Activity
ASAP  Enroll in E-Bill
June 15 - August 15  SCIP -Monthly installment plan enrollment dates
August 1  Online enroll/waive insurance form must be completed
August 15  Fall semester bill due
September 6  TSP

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London FYE Calendar - fall 2017

Date Activity
August 21, 2017

Arrive at Skidmore campus in Saratoga campus in Saratoga Springs, NY. Students should check-in from 9-11:30 am.

August 21-23, 2017 London FYE Program Orientation in Saratoga Springs, NY
August 23, 2017 Group flight to London (arrive August 24, 2017)
August 24-28, 2017 London FYE Program Orientation in London, England
August 29, 2017 London FYE Classes Begin
October 9-13, 2017 London FYE Mid-term exam week
October 14-22, 2017 London FYE Mid-term Break
December 1, 2017 London FYE Last Day of Classes
December 4-8, 2017 London FYE Final exam period
December 10, 2017 London FYE Group flight return to New York City
January 21, 2018 London FYE Returning Students Arrive
January 21-22, 2018 London FYE Returning Student Orientation
January 22, 2018 Spring Semester Classes Begin

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Mailing Dates - 2017

Month

Mailings to Expect

Upon Admissions' receipt of your $500 and enrollment form

Enrollment confirmation packet to include

• General enrollment confirmation letter from Admissions

• Letter from Admissions with dates/options for Accepted Candidates Days

• Letter from the Director of FYE

• Letter from IT with instructions on creating your Skidmore email account

 2-3 weeks after you receive your enrollment confirmation packet

Welcome message from Off-Campus Study & Exchanges (via email)

May

For London

• London First-Year Experience Packet


For Skidmore

• Bursar's Office Information about Skidmore's payment plans

• Office of the First-Year Experience Packet

May and June

For London

• Register for your IES Abroad online account (sent via email)

July

For London

• Confirmation of course enrollments (mid-July via email)


 For Skidmore

• Health Insurance Enroll/Waive Information

• Tuition Insurance Information

• Work Study Information

August

For London

• Housing assignments (mid-August via email)


 

For Skidmore

• Saratoga campus Post Office box assignments (via email)

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