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Skidmore College
2024 Summer Sessions


Summer Academic Policies and Online Forms

Skidmore College Summer Sessions are administered by the Office of Special Programs. Questions regarding registration or enrollment may be directed to or Lilly Routledge at 518-580-5458.

Summer Admission


Enrollment in summer courses is open to:

  • currently enrolled Skidmore students in good standing
  • students enrolled at other colleges/universities
  • applicants who, if not currently matriculated, can otherwise demonstrate their qualifications
  • Note: High school students accepted at Skidmore or another accredited college/university for Fall semester of the current year should apply through the Pre-College Program.


Students may register for up to 8 credit hours in each summer session with a maximum of 16 credits for the entire summer (which includes Session 1, Session 2, and Session 3). Students are advised to register early to ensure their spot in the course. Courses lacking sufficient enrollment may be canceled; students registered for a cancelled class will be notified no later than two weeks prior to the session start date and encouraged to select an alternate course.

Registration/Drop/add/grade mode changes

IMPORTANT! Deadlines for Drop/Add/Grade Mode Changes are specified in the 
Summer 2024 Academic Calendar

Grading Options

All courses will be graded A through F, though some courses offer students the option to take the course on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) basis. Students should check with their major department prior to registering for this option. Choice of grading option must be made at the time of registration. Students may register for no more than one course per session on an S/U basis.

course Withdrawal

Withdrawal without a grade penalty means that students will receive a “W” (withdrawal) on their transcript. At Skidmore, “W” is not figured in the calculation of grade point averages. Withdrawal from a course requires the written approval of the instructor.


Any incomplete work must be made up no later than 6 weeks following the end of the session for which the work was due. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the instructor and make a plan for course completion. Refer to the Summer 2024 Academic Calendarfor deadlines.


The refund policy is as follows: 100% of course tuition and fees will be refunded for courses dropped on or before the session Drop deadline as published in the Summer 2024 Academic Calendar. Thereafter, there are no refunds of tuition or fees. Appeals for refunds due to extenuating circumstances may be submitted in writing to Auden Thomas, Director of Summer Academic Programs.


The college reserves the right to dismiss any student who does not meet its academic standards; whose continuation, in the opinion of college authorities, is not contributing to the best development of the student; or whose behavior is inconsistent with the ideals and standards of the college. Refund of tuition and course fees will be in accordance with the policy indicated above. Decisions on dismissal are the responsibility of the Director of Summer Academic Programs and other program directors as appropriate.