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Ariel Saloman '19Q&A with Pre-College Grad Ariel Saloman ’19 

Ariel Saloman ’19 is a third-year student at Skidmore majoring in studio art and minoring in business. Ultimately, she hopes to become an interior designer, graphic designer or art director.

Pre-College Courses:

I studied studio art, specifically visual concepts and color.

Favorite part of Pre-College?

My favorite aspect of Pre-College was the length of the art classes in comparison to the super-short 40-minute periods in my high school. I was able to truly immerse myself in the art. The most challenging part was being graded as if I was a college student.

Did Pre-College help you academically?

It benefited my high school academics because in AP art I was able to truly excel at another level.

Did Pre-College influence your college search?

It affected my search because I was very comfortable applying Early Decision to Skidmore. It helped me clarify whether or not I wanted to go to art school compared to a liberal arts school as well.

Did Pre-College help your transition to college?

It was easier for me to transition into being a college student because I was used to being independent. I was used to the level that was expected of me in my art courses. I was also more familiar with the campus. And lastly, I knocked off a few requirements for my major.

Would you recommend Pre-College?

I would definitely recommend the program. The classes were hard but because there were only two, I had free time and was able to hang out with friends and go into town. It was one of the best summers of my life!