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Skidmore College
Opportunity Program (OP)

Admission 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 2017-2018

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-to-Late 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 minimum academic profile for potential HEOP/AOP students is:

GPA 88
High School Rank Top 10-20%
SAT (new) 1050
ACT 22 Composite
High School Math 3 years
High School Science 3 years


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.

HEOP Income Guidelines

Number in Household Total Annual Income
1 $22,311
2 $30,044
3 $37,444
4 $45,510
5 $53,243
6 $60,976
7 $68,709
8 $76,422
9 $84,175
10 $91,908
  Add $7,733 for each family member in excess of 11