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New Student Registration - Step by Step

Fall term registration information is emailed to all incoming students the last week of May


If you run into any difficulties, you may call
the Registrar’s Office at (518) 580-5710
during regular business hours (8:30 a.m.-
Noon, 1-4 p.m.) Monday through Friday or
email registrar@skidmore.edu. Someone
will assist you with either technical issues
or academic questions.

Step 1: Getting organized and Creating a User Account

Step 2: Eligibility for Academic Accommodations

If you believe you are eligible to receive academic accommodations based on a documented disabling condition:

Step 3: Summer Advising 

Your summer advisor will contact you in early June via phone or Skidmore email to assist you with course selection and identifying academic options.  Schedule a time to work together.  

Step 4: Review the Student System Features

Step 5: Placement Information

Calculus placement:
Skidmore offers several levels of calculus.  The placement exam is an important tool that helps the Mathematics and Computer Science Department advise students which calculus course is best suited for them.  Take this exam before selecting a calculus course

Chemistry placement:
Skidmore offers two pathways through the first–year chemistry curriculum. The Chemistry Department has developed the required online diagnostic (http://www.skidmore.edu/apps/chm/index.php) to place you into one of these course sequences.  Based on your diagnostic score and previous chemistry experience, you will be allowed to register for either Foundations of Chemistry (CH 115) or Principles of Chemistry (CH 125). Please DO NOT study or review before taking the diagnostic. The diagnostic will take 45 minutes and you will need to have a calculator and scratch paper available.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kelly Sheppard, Chair of the Department of Chemistry (email: kshepard@skidmore.edu, phone: 518–580–5135).

Foreign Language:
If you plan to continue your previous study of French, German, Italian, or Spanish you must visit the Language Requirement and Placement page to determine which level of the course to take at Skidmore. You will need your Skidmore ID# located on the Placement Information sheet in your packet.

Music Ensembles/Private lessons:
Registration for music ensembles will be completed following an audition in September. Please use this web form to inform the Music Department of your interest in an Ensemble or if you will be signing up for Private Music Instruction: 

Refer to the Placement Information sent to you in the registration email noting your placement in EN 103, EN 105, EN 105H, EN 110. 

Quantitative Reasoning Exam:
If you did not place out of the QR1 requirement, you will need to take the QR exam when you get to campus.  A practice exam and more information can be found on the QR website.

Step 6: Registering for Your Remaining Classes: June 20th and 21st

Last name A - K: Wednesday June 20 @ 8am
Last name L - Z: Thursday June 21 @ 8am

This information will also be available in the Student System

You may begin the process on that day/time or any day after the designated date through the end of the drop/add period in September. 

Please Note: Your schedule may be subject to change in rare but necessary situations. You will be contacted if a change needs to be made.

Important info about waitlists: