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Skidmore College
Opportunity Program (OP)

Admissions Information

Here are the demographics for Skidmore College Students

Enrollment: approximately 2,500 students from 44 states and 59 countries
Gender Mix: 40% men, 60% women
Diversity: Domestic students of color: 22%; international students: 11%; students with dual passports: 5%; first-generation college students: 13%
Retention Rate: 95% (fall to fall)

APPLICATION DEADLINES 2022-2023

Early Decision I - November 15
Notification Date: December 15

Early Decision II - January 15
Notification Date: February 15

Regular Decision - January 15
Notification Date: Mid-March

ADMISSION CRITERIA

In order to be considered for the Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP), you must be a resident of New York State and:

  • Possess a high school equivalency diploma, or the equivalent of a GED
  • Meet program academic criteria
  • Meet program economic guidelines

The average academic profile for potential HEOP/AOP students is:

Objective Criteria

Non-HEOP Admits

HEOP Admits

High School Average

90%+

85%+

High School Need/Resource Capacity

Low to High

Low to Average

Class Rank

Top 10%

Top 25%

SAT Scores** (If submitted)

1350+

1130+

ACT Scores** (If submitted)

30+

26-30

Overall Regents Exam Average

90+

80+

**Skidmore College went SAT/ACT Optional in 2016 +Allows flexibility in offsetting high/low scores in other areas.

This profile serves as a guide. There are several factors that are weighed in determining program eligibility; academic growth, test taking abilities, attendance, personal support systems, community involvement, special talents and motivation to succeed.

A personal interview is required for HEOP transfer students. Interviews are optional for first-year prospective students.

HEOP Income Guidelines - 2022-2023

2022-23 Higher Education Opportunity Program Guidelines*
# in household Federal Poverty Guideline (FPG)1 2021 HEOP Guidelines (185% of FPG)

Persons in Family/Household

Poverty Guideline

NYS Family Income Poverty x 185%

1

$12,880

$25,142

2

$17,420

$33,874

3

$21,960

$42,606

4

$26,500

$51,338

5

$31,040

$60,070

6

$35,580

$68,802

7

$40,120

$77,534

8

$44,660

$86,266

* 2022 HEOP Guidelines are determined based on 2021 household income (prior-prior) and 2022 HHS/NPG.

For families/households with 8+ people $8,732 was added to the amount for each additional person
1 Poverty Guidelines 2023-2024

If you have questions or concern regarding the Admissions process for HEOP at Skidmore College, please contact Kelli Rouse, Director.