Q&A with Pre-College Grad Ariel Saloman ’19
Ariel Saloman ’19 is a first-year student at Skidmore and is about to declare a major in studio art and a minor in business. Ultimately, she hopes to become an interior designer, graphic designer, or art director.
I studied studio art, specifically visual concepts and color.
Favorite part of Pre-College?
My favorite aspect of Pre-College was the length of the art classes in comparison to the super short 40-minute periods in my high school. I was able to truly immerse myself in the art. The most challenging part was being graded as if I was a college student.
Did Pre-College help you academically?
It benefited my high school academics because in AP Art I was able to truly excel at another level.
Did Pre-College influence your college search?
It affected my search because I was very comfortable applying Early Decision to Skidmore. It helped me clarify whether or not I wanted to go to art school compared to a liberal arts school as well.
Did Pre-College help your transition to college?
It was easier for me to transition into being a college student because I was used to being independent. I was used to the level that was expected of me in my art courses. I was also more familiar with the campus. And lastly, I knocked off a few requirements for my major.
Would you recommend Pre-College?
I would definitely recommend the program. The classes were hard but because there were only two, I had free time and was able to hang out with friends and go into town. It was one of the best summers of my life!