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Summer Pre-College

Dierdre WDierdre W - Far Hills, NJ - High School Senior

Fondest memory: Weekly suite meetings with her RAs

Why did you choose Skidmore's Pre-College Program?

I needed to find a new challenge for the summer. I have played competitive soccer every summer for the past 10 years but I am recovering from knee surgery. Now I am studying painting and photography and it’s just as demanding and challenging as soccer training.

What has been the best part of your Pre-College experience?

It’s a toss-up. The art programs and the professors are really helping me improve my painting and photography. And I also love the students, we are from so many different places but we are having a lot of fun together.

How will your Pre-College experience prepare you for your transition to college?

The program has really taught me the importance of time management. I am in class for 6 hours a day plus homework, working out, and attending as many of the other programs offered on campus as I can. It’s a lot to juggle, but the RAs and the faculty help us figure it out.

Do you have any special advice for prospective students considering the program?

Find something that you always wanted to study but never had time for.