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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 2019-2020

Early Decision I - November 15th
Notification Date: December 15th

Early Decision II - January 15th
Notification Date: February 15th

Regular Decision - January 15th
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 15%

Top 25%

SAT Scores** (If submitted)

1310+

1130+

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 - 2020-2021

Persons in Family/Household

Poverty Guideline

NYS Family Income Poverty x 185%

1

$12,490

$23,107

2

$16,910

$31,284

3

$21,330

$39,461

4

$25,750

$47,638

5

$30,170

$55,815

6

$34,590

$63,992

7

$39,010

$72,169

8

$43,430

$80,346

For family units with more than 8 members, add the following amount for each additional family member: 

If you have questions or concern regarding the Admissions process for HEOP at Skidmore College, please contact Aaron Ray-Assistant Director-Student Outreach at aray@skidmore.edu.