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As part of Skidmore College's ongoing response to COVID-19, the Office of Admissions will work with you to be accommodating regarding transfer documents sent to us after the April 1 deadline. Regarding visits to campus, we have canceled all in-person visitor programming. We are disappointed we can't meet in person for the time being, but we are embracing a belief that inspires us every day, especially during challenging times - Creative Thought Matters.

To be considered for fall admission, you should apply by April 1. To be considered for spring admission, you should apply by November 1. Please submit the following:

  • Skidmore College Transfer Common Application supplement 
  • Personal statement on topic of your choice (approx. 650 words)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities where you have registered for any courses
  • Final high school transcript
  • Two (2) College Instructor Evaluations from instructors who have taught you in academic courses.
  • A College Official Report, indicating you are in good standing at the time of application, and that no disciplinary action is pending
  • A Midterm Grade Report indicating your grades-in-progress for the current term
  • $65 application fee (check or credit card accepted). No application can be processed until the fee is received or a request for a waiver has been submitted.

Standardized Testing

Skidmore College has been test-optional for the majority of our applicants for several years. Prior to the 2020/2021 admissions cycle we did however continue to require either the SAT or ACT from the following groups:

International students other than those who have attended an English-language-based school for at least 3 years

Homeschooled students

Students attending secondary schools offering written evaluations without accompanying grades

We understand many test sites have been closed and will continue to remain closed and that many of our applicants applying for fall 2021 admission will never have the opportunity to take the SAT or ACT. Subsequently, we will offer test-optional admissions for all applicants seeking fall 2021 admission – including the three groups described above.

Students may submit either the SAT or ACT if they feel their standardized testing results best represent their academic potential. We will not make any assumptions as to why some students choose to submit scores while others do not; all applicants will be given equal consideration in our holistic evaluation approach.

Specifically, for international students, the TOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo English Test is still required if English is not your first language. If you have attended a high school for at least three years where English is the only language of instruction, or if you are enrolled in an IB diploma program, we can waive this TOEFL/IELTS/Duolingo English Test requirement.

The Admissions Office requests that the results of all standardized testing be sent directly to Skidmore College from the appropriate testing service.

Self-reported scores – Those students who choose to submit standardized testing as part of their application may self-report their scores in any of the following ways at the time of application:

  • Included on the Common Application or the Coalition Application
  • Sending a screen shot or PDF of the Student Score Report to (Be sure your name is visible.)

 If you are admitted and subsequently enroll based on self-reported scores, you must submit official test scores and can do so in the following ways:

  • Official report from the testing agency
  • High school transcript
  • Your school counselor

Please note, your admission could be at risk if your official scores are not consistent with self-reported scores.