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Skidmore College
Opportunity Program (OP)

Summer Academic Institute

  • All students admitted and enrolled into the Opportunity Program must attend and successfully complete the five-week Summer Academic Institute.
  • The five-week summer program introduces students to college-level work and provides students with a strong academic foundation that facilitates a successful transition to college life.
  • The program's focus is to help students create a sense of ownership, to ease transitions and to support the Skidmore curriculum with a well-rounded approach that makes success possible.
  • The Summer Program includes unique opportunities for students to fulfill College graduation requirements in quantitative reasoning. The program also provides opportunities for enrichment, camaraderie and civic engagement through planned excursions that include athletics, art, adventure, community collaboration and team building.

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