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Summer Pre-College

Krestan SKrestan S - New York, NY - High School Senior

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

I liked the idea of college before college. These are the first 2 college courses I’m taking before AP classes so I think it will help me with time management skills and my senior year, which will be very hectic with college applications.

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

Meeting new people who have the same idea of college as you do—so it’s like meeting your future college mates. I really enjoy the open environment here at Skidmore. It’s easy to get to know people.

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

It gives me an idea for majors I’m interested in. Both courses I’m taking in Religion and Sociology are interesting to me, and I know now when I go to college I’ll want to incorporate both of those disciplines into my studies.

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

Be prepared to balance all of the freedom you get with the time you need to spend on your classes. You never really know how you’re going to balance all of that freedom. You think it will be easy to manage but deadlines all start to be compressed and everything’s due at the same time, so I’ve learned outlining and doing piece by piece in advance helps. Study groups also help in preparing for finals.

What is your favorite Pre-College memory?

My favorite memory is going to Plum Dandy (Frozen Yogurt) downtown to relax with my friends after class.