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Tyler Crowe '18Q&A with Pre-College Grad Tyler Crowe ’18

Tyler Crowe ’18 is a senior at Skidmore from Brooklyn, New York, majoring in psychology, with a minor in business. He aspires to a career in the field of industrial/organizational psychology or in the health professions.

Pre-College Courses

"Intro to Psychology" and "Love, Motives, & Motifs," a writing seminar

Favorite part of Pre-College?

Getting to be a part of a theater production, which was directed by one of my resident assistants. It was my first time being involved in something theater-related, and it was really fun.

The most challenging aspect of Pre-College is time management. There is just so much to do, and so much going on, that it sometimes gets hard to focus on your studies; and for many of us, this was our first time completely being on our own. There were no parents reminding us to do assignments or clean our rooms. However, if you map out a schedule that works for you, there will be plenty of time for work and play. 

Did Pre-College help you academically?

After Pre-College, my writing skills improved tremendously. My Skidmore professor was really critical and had very high expectations for all of his students, which pushed me to work even harder. All of my professor’s feedback and suggestions really benefited me in my AP English class in my senior year of high school.

Did Pre-College influence your college search?

I always knew that I wanted to attend a small college. I went to a small high school, and I really appreciated the small class sizes and the individual attention. After Pre-College, I knew that I wanted to attend Skidmore, or if not, a school just like it. Thankfully, I was admitted, and here I am. 

Did Pre-College help your transition to college?

Pre-College has been vital to my success at Skidmore. Unlike many students, I was already familiar with the Saratoga Springs and Skidmore communities. I knew where to find all my classes, I knew how the bus system worked, and I knew all the great spots downtown. In terms of academics, Pre-College was extremely beneficial because my credits transferred when I became a full-time student. Also, being a first-generation college student, I appreciated the opportunity to experience college ahead of time. 

Would you recommend Pre-College?

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.