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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 a virtual college course at Skidmore, earn college credit, and have some fun, too. 

Online for 2021 

This year, we're excited to offer all of our programming as a virtual experience. Once admitted, students can take one class of their choice and participate in helpful virtual workshops and extracurricular events, including undergraduate admissions tips and tricks, campus tours, college student life hacks and more. 

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Pre-college online
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 with 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 — from biology and psychology to history and English. Check out a few sample courses to see what sparks your interest. 

We are working on our course offerings for summer 2022, in the interim you can view our 2021 course offerings below.

Morning (est) Online Courses

  • AN 101 • Intro to Cultural Anthropology
  • AR 136 • Digital Foundations FILLED
  • EC 104 • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • EN 103 • Writing Seminar I
  • EN 105 • Writing Seminar II
  • GE 101 • Earth Systems Science
  • PY 109 • Physics: Sound and Music with Lab
Afternoon (est) Online Courses

  • BI 170 • Human Genetics
  • EN 105 • Writing Seminar II
  • HI 116H • Sea Changes: A History of the World’s Oceans
  • PS 101 • Introduction to Psychological Science
  • SO 101 • Sociological Perspectives

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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 live away from home, study at a college level and more.
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