Academic rules, regulations, and forms
Skidmore College Summer Sessions are administered by the Office of Special Programs.
Questions regarding registration or enrollment may be directed to Lilly Routledge
Enrollment in summer courses is open to currently enrolled Skidmore students in good standing; to students enrolled at other institutions; and to those applicants who, if not currently matriculated, can otherwise demonstrate their qualifications. For questions regarding eligibility, contact Lilly Routledge, 518-580-5458. Students who have been accepted at Skidmore or at another accredited college or university for fall 2020 should apply through the Pre-College Program in the Liberal and Studio Arts.
Registration opens in February 2021. Students may register for up to 8 credit hours in each summer session. Skidmore students should register online using the master schedule and Banner self service on the Registrar's website; visiting summer students must complete an online visiting student application. Students are advised to register early to ensure their spot in the course. Courses that lack insufficient enrollments may be canceled. Students registered for classes that are canceled will be notified and arrangements will be made, where possible, to enroll them in other courses.
All courses will be graded A through F, though some offer students the option to take the course on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory (S/U) basis. Information on which courses offer this option can be found in the course details (in the Catalog Tab) on the Registrar's Skidmore Student System. The college criterion for "satisfactory" is the equivalent of a “C” or better. In some cases, courses counting toward the major may not be taken S/U. 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.
Drop/Add/Grade Mode Changes
Skidmore students can change their courses or their grading mode options using the master schedule and Banner self service on the Registrar's website. For specific deadlines, please refer to the SUMMER 2020 ACADEMIC CALENDAR. Students not matriculated at Skidmore can change their course selections by completing a SUMMER SESSIONS COURSE ADD FORM or a SUMMER SESSIONS COURSE DROP FORM; they may change their Grade Mode option by completing a SUMMER SESSIONS GRADE MODE CHANGE FORM. Submit signed forms to Lilly Routledge in the Office of Special Programs by the published deadlines.
Students may not register for a course, change a course, or change a grading option after session specific dates; please refer to the SUMMER 2020 ACADEMIC CALENDAR for deadlines.
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. Students may withdraw from a course without incurring a grade penalty if they complete a SUMMER SESSION WITHDRAWAL WITHOUT GRADE PENALTY FORM by the deadline. For specific dates, please refer to the SUMMER 2020 ACADEMIC CALENDAR Skidmore students should submit this form to the registrar’s office; visiting summer students should submit this form to Auden Thomas, Director of Summer Academic Programs in the Office of Special Programs.
Students withdrawing after session specific dates listed on the SUMMER 2020 ACADEMIC CALENDAR must submit a SUMMER SESSION WITHDRAWAL WITH GRADE PENALTY FORM. Skidmore students should submit this form to the registrar’s office; visiting summer students should submit this form to Auden Thomas, Director of Summer Academic Programs in the Office of Special Programs. Students withdrawing from a course after explicit dates (please refer to the SUMMER 2020 ACADEMIC CALENDAR) or at any point without permission of the instructor will receive a grade of “WF” (withdrawn/failing). At Skidmore, “WF” grades are figured into calculations of grade point averages as an “F”.
All requests for refunds outside the terms set below must be submitted in writing to Auden Thomas, Director of Summer Academic Programs. The refund policy is as follows: 100% of tuition will be refunded to students if, by the published deadline, they complete their course drop online (Skidmore students) or complete and submit to the Office of Special Programs a SUMMER SESSION COURSE DROP FORM. Refer to the SUMMER 2020 ACADEMIC CALENDAR for deadlines.
After this point there will be no refund of tuition or course fees. Appeals for refunds due to extenuating circumstances may be made in writing to Auden Thomas, Director of Summer Academic Programs.
Any incomplete work must be made up no later than six 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 arrangements for course completion. Please refer to the SUMMER 2020 ACADEMIC CALENDAR.
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.