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Skidmore College

#7 Pre-College Summer Program from College Consensus

Summer classes for high school students


Ready to learn something new this summer? Take Skidmore College courses, earn college credit, and have some fun, too. 

Skidmore's Pre-College Program is a summer college credit-bearing experience for motivated students who share a common interest in preparing for college success. Experience new people, places and ideas on our beautiful campus in Saratoga Springs. Once admitted, students can take courses of their choice and participate in helpful workshops and extracurricular events, including undergraduate admissions tips and tricks, campus tours, college student life hacks and more. 

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Who will you be after high school?

Whether you already know the answer, are a little unsure with the college process, are only just beginning to wrap your head around it all — or somewhere in between — you’re invited to spend your summer at Skidmore.

Here, we introduce you to an authentic college experience. And, we do it in a welcoming and supportive environment designed to meet you where you are in your college journey.

About Pre-college

How to apply

We welcome high-achieving, mature and motivated high school students who share a common interest in preparing for college success. Prospective high school students from the US and abroad who are currently in their sophomore, junior or senior year are eligible to apply. 

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Creative Thought Matters at Skidmore

Our courses are no exception. 

Our pre-college curriculum offers liberal arts options across disciplines. Check out our courses to see what sparks your interest.  

2024 courses (click here for course descriptions)

  • Anthropology of the Human Past (AN 102)
  • Human Genetics (BI 170)
  • Introduction to Microeconomics (EC 104)
  • Writing Seminar II: Under the Influence - Argument and Persuasion in our Lives (EN 105)
  • History of Modern Japan (HI 247P)
  • Introduction to Comparative and International Politics (PL 103)
  • Introduction to Psychological Science (PS 101)
  • Physics: Sound & Music (PY 109)
  • American Gods (RE 105W)




I started my first year of college confident I could succeed thanks to Pre-College. I was much better off than my peers as I already knew how to study at a college level and more.
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