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Congratulations and welcome to Skidmore!

March 25, 2011

Congratulations and welcome to Skidmore!

Members of Skidmore's Admissions staff gathered Friday, March 25, for an annual spring rite: the loading of the mail truck with decision letters. For some people, the first sight of a robin heralds the new season, but for the Admissions office, sending the acceptance letters is best guarantee that spring is on the way.

Approximately 5,800 high school students sought admission to Skidmore's Class of 2015, and soon nearly 2,100 of them will get a "YES!" letter. Acceptance letters are going to students residing in 48 states as well as the District of Columbia, Guam, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. In addition, students residing in 85 different countries will receive acceptance letters.

The goal is to enroll a class totaling 650, including 36 students who will spend their first semester in London, England, next fall. A total of 260 students were admitted and enrolled through the College's two rounds of Early Decision.

Those receiving acceptance letters who want to learn more about Skidmore are welcome to visit the campus any time in April. The Office of Admissions has scheduled programs for Accepted Candidates on the following dates:   April 8, April 15, and April 18. You may register for any of these programs here.  You'll have a chance to visit the campus, tour Saratoga Springs, hear from current students, learn more about the First-Year Experience, and meet faculty and coaches. Financial Aid staff will be available by appointment. 

In addition, the office will host an invitation-only, three-day "Discovery Tour" for accepted African American, Latino, Asian American, and Native American students April 13-15. 

The focus to date has been the Class of '15. Attention now turns toward their younger siblings. Skidmore has been welcoming crowds of high school juniors and sophomores since February and has scheduled four "Introduction to Skidmore" programs this spring: March 30, April 6, April 12, and April 21. Anyone interested in attending the spring open house programs may click here for more information or to register.

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