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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 Skidmore College course, earn college credit, and have some fun, too. 

Summer Pre-College: hybrid for 2023

We're excited to offer courses and programming as a virtual experience, as well as select in-person courses for commuting students. 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. 

Application Information 

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.  

2023 courses (click here for course descriptions)


(Commuting students ONLY)

  • AR 264G Summer Landscape Photography
  • EC 103 Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • EC 104 Introduction to Microeconomics
  • EN 105 Writing Seminar II: Under the Influence - Argument and Persuasion in our Lives
  • GE 101 Earth Systems Science
  • HI 116H Sea Changes: A History of the World's Oceans
  • PL 103 Introduction to Comparative and International Politics
  • PS 101 Introduction to Psychological Science
  • SO 101 Sociological Perspectives


  • AN 101 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 
  • BI 107 Molecular and Cellular Foundations of Life 
  • MA 111 Calculus I 
  • PY 109 Physics: Sound & Music with Lab 
  • SO 101 Sociological Perspectives

*ONLY commuting students are eligible for in-person courses. On-campus housing is not available for summer 2023.*




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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