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Student Profiles

Check out these profiles of Pre-College alumni to learn more about real students' experiences at Pre-College.


Asia Quinones
Pre-College truly taught me that you will find your group wherever you may go. And, as challenging as college classes can be, they are powerful and thought-provoking and you’ll rarely be bored.


My favorite aspect of the program was the close community. There were many extracurricular activities, including weekend excursions and a play, which enabled me to bond with other participants.
David Glassman


Dior Fall
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.


I recommend the Pre-College Program 100%. It was truly one of the best summers of my life. The bonds you make and the memories are unforgettable. The professors and the staff are amazing people, and they will make you feel really welcomed at Skidmore. 
Tyler Crowe


Yasmin Richards
Pre-College was a whirlwind, but it changed everything for me. I came home with seven college credits under my belt and the first taste of being an adult, fully responsible for myself. I loved the independence and was proud of what it meant for me.


I definitely recommend the program to high school students. It was one of the best times of my life. Saratoga Springs is a great place to spend the summer.
Emily Bogdan


Professor Profiles

Professor Jill Linz

Jill Linz

“At the end of this program, students are excited and empowered to face their college futures. It’s a moment where all possibilities open.” 

Professor Aaron Pedinotti

Aaron Pedinotti

“The energy in Pre-College courses is infectiously enthusiastic. Teaching them is one of the most rewarding experiences of my career.”