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Live Chat 11/4/14

(Nov 04 2014, 19:08:02 -05:00 EST - Nov 04 2014, 21:20:32 -05:00 EST)
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Nov 04, 19:08:02Skidmore -> EveryoneHello! Welcome to the Skidmore Admissions live chat. We'll begin at 7:30 p.m. Please feel free to submit your questions now.
Nov 04, 19:09:40Particpant -> Panelist(s)Hi! I went on a campus tour and was interested in your interdisciplinary majors, they sound really unique. Would you mind talking about that a bit?
Nov 04, 19:13:28Particpant -> Panelist(s)How would you rank each aspect of the application (ei. Essay, test scores, transcript, activities) in order of importance?
Nov 04, 19:15:29Particpant -> Panelist(s)Okay dumb question here. How hard is it ,really, to get in? Do you all superscore results?
Nov 04, 19:17:16Particpant -> Panelist(s)Hi, my name is Hunter Haymore. I am applying to Skidmore, but I was wondering how divers is your campus?
Nov 04, 19:19:31Particpant -> Panelist(s)I have had the pleasure ofvisiting you are gorgeous campus in meeting The admissions officers just a few weeks ago. My question to you is how is your LGBT life on campus? Are there clubs? I love diversity and I am looking for as much diversity as possible in a College campus
Nov 04, 19:21:43Particpant -> Panelist(s)Good evening, how are you?
Nov 04, 19:21:47Particpant -> Panelist(s)Hello, I was wondering what resources and opportunities Skidmore provides for exercise science majors, and how the school helps students get into the physical/occupational therapy track. Thanks
Nov 04, 19:22:48Particpant -> Panelist(s)What can i do to get 100% scholarship package?
Nov 04, 19:23:07Particpant -> Panelist(s)What courses do yo offer?
Nov 04, 19:23:46Particpant -> Panelist(s)Does Skidmore offer pre-medical school?
Nov 04, 19:23:56Particpant -> Panelist(s)If I am to apply early decision does it guarantee me admission? And if not do I have a better chance at being admitted due to a great amount of interest in Skidmore?
Nov 04, 19:24:11Particpant -> Panelist(s)Hello,
Nov 04, 19:24:54Particpant -> Panelist(s)If i apply for early decision, and i get admitted when will i be in school?
Nov 04, 19:25:10Skidmore -> EveryoneHello everyone! We'll begin in five minutes. Keep those questions coming!
Nov 04, 19:25:20Particpant -> Panelist(s)What is your schools score average?
Nov 04, 19:25:20Particpant -> Panelist(s)Hello, I am applying to Skidmore early decision. What is the process like once our applications have been submitted?
Nov 04, 19:25:21Particpant -> Panelist(s)Is Environmental Studies/Science a popular major?
Nov 04, 19:25:37Particpant -> Panelist(s)One of the main reasons I am interested in Skidmore is because of its Arts/music program. However, I will not be applying as a music major. What kind of opportunities are there for music and/or any orchestra groups that would be available to join?
Nov 04, 19:26:01Particpant -> Panelist(s)What is the ratio of blacks to whites?
Nov 04, 19:26:29Particpant -> Panelist(s)Hello! My name is Teresa Rodrigues. I am a Portuguese student applying for Skidmore College. I was wondering how important are the SAT scores for international students and if the SAT subject tests could replace them.
Nov 04, 19:26:47Particpant -> Panelist(s)What are some tips to get the best financial aid
Nov 04, 19:26:55Particpant -> Panelist(s)For international students who don't have relatives around, can they stay on campus during vacations?
Nov 04, 19:27:09Particpant -> Panelist(s)How is the work load?
Nov 04, 19:27:10Particpant -> Panelist(s)Also, I'd like to know if you have any Portuguese students.
Nov 04, 19:27:11Particpant -> Panelist(s)I am applying early decision and I am interested in applying for the Porter Scholarship in math and science so I checked the box on the common App. Do I upload the essay that answers the questions to the scholarship on the common app or on the skidmore website or both? Also, should I apply for the scholarship by the Nov 15 deadline as well
Nov 04, 19:27:20Particpant -> Panelist(s)Can you discuss how a student would pursue the pre-professional route at Skidmore?
Nov 04, 19:27:24Particpant -> Panelist(s)Is there a possibility of getting free tuition?
Nov 04, 19:27:41Particpant -> Panelist(s)I've heard that students are veryclose with their teachers. would you say that Skidmore was a has a laid-back environment?
Nov 04, 19:27:45Particpant -> Panelist(s)Can you apply to other colleges early action before you hear back on the early decision from Skidmore?
Nov 04, 19:27:51Particpant -> Panelist(s)I am very interested in Creative Writing. What are the opportunities?
Nov 04, 19:28:00Particpant -> Panelist(s)Hello! May I know the percentage of students who have a double major in Skidmore? Thank you!
Nov 04, 19:28:02Particpant -> Panelist(s)Can you tell me anything about the Ski Club and what ski mountains are close by?
Nov 04, 19:28:03Particpant -> Panelist(s)I am interested in joining the crew team but I have never done it before. Do you ever take walk ons with little experience?
Nov 04, 19:28:06Particpant -> Panelist(s)With a score of 1540 on SAT test can i get admitted?
Nov 04, 19:28:22Particpant -> Panelist(s)Does Skidmore have Financial Aid for international students?
Nov 04, 19:28:32Particpant -> Panelist(s)What is the social scene like?
Nov 04, 19:28:33Particpant -> Panelist(s)Does your theatre have students run stage crew and lighting or do the hire outside professionals?
Nov 04, 19:28:45Particpant -> Panelist(s)How is the Food?
Nov 04, 19:28:55Particpant -> Panelist(s)What are the most popular clubs on campus?
Nov 04, 19:29:15Particpant -> Panelist(s)How long is the flight from Ghana to New York Saratoga?
Nov 04, 19:29:24Particpant -> Panelist(s)I am NOT looking for a very uptight community and what I found there at Skidmore is great it is relaxing and I think it will be a great fit for me.my question for you is what is the student life there? How are the kids acting usually? Are they stressed out a lot or are they happy? Of course this is a college so I would figure that some people are stressed out I'm just wondering about the majority
Nov 04, 19:29:26Particpant -> Panelist(s)I really liked to know about the mentoring program between seniors and freshmen, how does that work? How is the integration for international students? Do they room with national students?
Nov 04, 19:29:27Particpant -> Panelist(s)Hi,
Nov 04, 19:29:43Particpant -> Panelist(s)How do the intramural and club athletics work? Do they still have practice and games?
Nov 04, 19:29:52Particpant -> Panelist(s)Will you come and meet us at the airport and bring us to campus?
Nov 04, 19:29:55Particpant -> Panelist(s)Do students normally have a select few friends or a big group of friends?
Nov 04, 19:29:57Particpant -> Panelist(s)What "dry" social activities are available for students on the weekends, on and off campus?
Nov 04, 19:30:07Skidmore -> EveryoneOkay, here we go! Before we begin, the panelists will introduce themselves.
Nov 04, 19:30:10Student_Kevin -> EveryoneHey there, little ducklings. My name is Kev Berry and I'm a senior theater and gender studies double major. I'm from Long Island, New York and went to Chaminade High School. I spent last spring semester abroad in London, studying at Goldsmiths College, where I focused on English theatre culture and international gender anthropology, had the opportunity to see a TON of theatre (80 performances in 165 days) and travel to a bunch of awesome cities (Lisbon, Portugal; Paris, France; Dublin, Ireland; Venice, Italy; Barcelona, Spain)and eat a ton of unbelievable burgers. I also saw Beyonce at the O2 Arena. In addition to going abroad, you can ask me about being a theater major, a gender studies major, a double major, being a member of the LGBTQ+ community on campus (~*~~~I'm very gay~~~*~) and about Saratoga Springs, one of my favorite places on Earth. I can also answer questions about internships - I've spent the last two summer working on two very different but equally fulfilling theater internships in New York City. Looking forward to chatting with y'all tonight! XOXO.
Nov 04, 19:30:11Student_Maddie -> EveryoneHII!!
I'm Maddie Kanazawa from Los Angeles, CA (originally Honolulu, HI). I am a senior with a double major in Business and music. I am also a part of the gamelan ensemble (Indonesian percussion) and sing. I am the senior class secretary and plan events for the whole school. Also, I had two internships this summer one with Teach for America and the other with Lionsgate. Super fun. Super Exciting! ASK ME QUESTIONS!!! mahalo.
Nov 04, 19:30:13Admissions_Ariana -> EveryoneHi, I'm Ariana Vacs Renwick, Assistant Director of Admissions. I am looking forward to answering your questions about Skidmore and the admissions process!
Nov 04, 19:30:13Particpant -> Panelist(s)I love the town of Saratoga do a lot of kids go off campus to get something to eat? Do kids go to the racetrack? How is the off campus life?
Nov 04, 19:30:14Student_Brendan -> EveryoneHey everyone my name is Brendan and I'm a sophomore here at Skidmore College. I am an English major and a possible Environmental Studies minor. I play on the Skidmore varsity men's lacrosse team as well as the Club men's hockey team. I am a tourguide and I volunteer in the Early Childhood Center as well as a nearby nursing home.
Nov 04, 19:30:17Participant -> Student_KevinGood evening, how are you?
Student_Kevin -> ParticpantI'm swell, how are you?
Nov 04, 19:30:20Particpant -> Panelist(s)What is the best part about being a Skidmore student?
Nov 04, 19:30:37Particpant -> Panelist(s)How much time do students typically spend on doing homework?
Nov 04, 19:30:55Particpant -> Panelist(s)I am fine too.
Nov 04, 19:30:56Particpant -> Panelist(s)I'm doing well, thanks.
Nov 04, 19:30:59Particpant -> Panelist(s)Hi guys! I'm Simon
Nov 04, 19:31:05Particpant -> Panelist(s)Hello! I'm good, how are you?
Nov 04, 19:31:12Particpant -> Panelist(s)Hey guys I'm Lele. how's the weather up there?
Nov 04, 19:31:22Participant -> Student_KevinDoes your theatre have students run stage crew and lighting or do the hire outside professionals?
Student_Kevin -> ParticpantHey Emily! New friend. The theater department has students run lights and sound during performance, giving those students the opportunity to experience being on a crew for a professional caliber performance. Hope this helps! xo
Nov 04, 19:31:31Participant -> Student_MaddieIs it a realistic possibility to double major while still engaging in extracurricular activities?
Student_Maddie -> ParticpantHey Hannah! It is absolutely possible to double major and engage in extracurricular activities. I am the prime example of that. I am part of student government, engage in musical ensembles and also work in different departments around campus!
Nov 04, 19:31:44Particpant -> Panelist(s)What is campus like?
Nov 04, 19:31:59Particpant -> Panelist(s)Thank you! I do the lighting for all my schools shows so I am interested in continuing in college
Nov 04, 19:32:02Participant -> Admissions_SarahWhat standards do you use for acceptance?(SAT scores, IB grades etc)
Admissions_Sarah -> ParticpantHi there. We look mostly at your grades and the class selection you have chosen throughout your 4 years. SATs are required but looked at as a support to the grades.
Nov 04, 19:32:23Particpant -> Panelist(s)This is directed to Kev: I am interested in being a music major but I love being in musicals...is it easy to become part of the theatre program even if it is outside your major?
Nov 04, 19:32:31Particpant -> Panelist(s)what kind of music opportunities are available (i'm a violist) for a non-music major?
Nov 04, 19:32:32Particpant -> Panelist(s)What is the average college debt that students leave with?
Nov 04, 19:32:37Particpant -> Panelist(s)What is the environment like at skidmore?
Nov 04, 19:32:50Particpant -> Panelist(s)Is the divide between the international students and American students quite evident?
Nov 04, 19:32:51Participant -> Student_KevinThank you! I do the lighting for all my schools shows so I am interested in continuing in college
Student_Kevin -> ParticpantGreat. Come join the party.
Nov 04, 19:32:51Participant -> Admissions_ArianaCan we get our early decision results by email or do we have to wait for a snail-mail letter?
Admissions_Ariana -> ParticpantHi Carly. We mail all decision letters by snail-mail. :)
Nov 04, 19:32:54Particpant -> Panelist(s)I've been playing violin since I was 8, and I don't necessarily want to major in music, but I still want to be involved in an orchestra and/or private lessons. Would I be able to join an orchestra easily/take private lessons?
Nov 04, 19:32:57Particpant -> Panelist(s)What are the student stereotypes, and do you think it's an accurate representation?
Nov 04, 19:33:10Participant -> Student_BrendanI am interested in joining the crew team but I have never done it before. Do you ever take walk ons with little experience?
Student_Brendan -> ParticpantHey Emily_OConnor, we definitely do accept walk-ons with little experience for the majority of teams here at Skidmore. As for the crew team they have those members with more experience who participate in competition and those who are just working to build their skill.
Nov 04, 19:33:15Particpant -> Panelist(s)Do students go into the town of Saratoga Springs often?
Nov 04, 19:33:17Particpant -> Panelist(s)Is there a major that you can think of that I would be able to possibly study being a makeup artist? Like makeup for monsters in tv shows.
Nov 04, 19:33:31Particpant -> Panelist(s)My high school does not offer many advance classes. How will my application compare to an applicant with many challenging courses?
Nov 04, 19:33:36Particpant -> Panelist(s)I may be interested in majoring in journalism. I know you do not offer a degree in journalism, but is it possible to develop a major around this subject?
Nov 04, 19:33:39Particpant -> Panelist(s)Thank you!
Nov 04, 19:33:50Particpant -> Panelist(s)Hi Kevin! Can you tell me about the internship opportunities regarding theatre? Thanks!
Nov 04, 19:33:55Participant -> Admissions_SarahHow much do you take GPA, SAT/ACT scores, extracurriculars, essays, and recommendations into account? Do you guys view applications holistically?
Admissions_Sarah -> ParticpantHi Denise, we look all aspects of your academics and extracurricular life. We like to get to know you through interviews and your recommendations. A very holistic approach.
Nov 04, 19:34:03Particpant -> Panelist(s)Can you share a little about the Early Childhood Center?
Nov 04, 19:34:04Particpant -> Panelist(s)how was the equestrian team? Is it hard to get in? I ride and have been riding on and off most of my life but I don't know if I'm "pro" enough.
Nov 04, 19:34:21Particpant -> Panelist(s)What is the culture around outdoor activities/engagement at Skidmore?
Nov 04, 19:34:29Particpant -> Panelist(s)Would you say that there are a lot of student-run events going on on the weekends that are "dry"? Also, this is a silly question, but how long do winters/snow last?
Nov 04, 19:34:39Particpant -> Panelist(s)Hi! Has anyone done the freshman London First-Year Experience? Is it competitive?
Nov 04, 19:34:40Particpant -> Panelist(s)For the Porter scholarship, is there a separate form to list science and math activities? (from step 2 of the Porter scholarship instructions) Or would this be taken from the Common App Activities section?
Nov 04, 19:34:44Particpant -> Panelist(s)How much do supplemental materials like art portfolios factor into the admissions process?
Nov 04, 19:34:49Particpant -> Panelist(s)I have been rowing all throughout high school. My school exclusively sculls, are there sculling opportunities on the team?
Nov 04, 19:34:50Participant -> Student_KevinThis is directed to Kev: I am interested in being a music major but I love being in musicals...is it easy to become part of the theatre program even if it is outside your major?
Student_Kevin -> ParticpantHi Emma! It's great that you love being in musicals. I do too, sometimes. And yes, it is easy to get involved in the theater program if it's outside of your major, if you're willing to make the time commitment. However, be aware that we RARELY do musicals in the theater department. Hope this helps. XO.
Nov 04, 19:34:54Particpant -> Panelist(s)At shri ram, i have always had a very close relationship with my teachers as the class size is very small. What is the relationship with the professors like at skidmore?
Nov 04, 19:34:54Participant -> Admissions_SarahI have submitted my ED application and am so excited to hear back! My only question is how does the school inform its applicants wether or not they have been accepted. Is it through mail or email? thanks!
Admissions_Sarah -> ParticpantHi Adam. Great to hear about your ED app. We will start to review them soon. Letter get sent our through the mail as of mid December. Good luck!!
Nov 04, 19:34:56Particpant -> Panelist(s)I am interested in joining the swim team. Should I be contacting a coach now?
Nov 04, 19:35:00Particpant -> Panelist(s)Kevin, I am very interested in the Gender Studies program at Skidmore! How has your experience been in the department?
Nov 04, 19:35:09Participant -> Student_BrendanDo you guys have (or were given) good financial aid packages? Do you have have a lot of student debt?
Student_Brendan -> ParticpantHey Denise, Skidmore as an institution covers full need of those students accepted. What that means is that the school will pay off the difference in cost which is determined by fafsa as well as a few other groups.
Nov 04, 19:35:30Particpant -> Panelist(s)To Student_Brendan: Can you talk a bit about the environmental science program? How much lab time vs. classroom experience do you experience? Do students have the opportunity to do field work?
Nov 04, 19:35:33Particpant -> Panelist(s)I have submitted my ED application and I was wondering how do I know if my application is complete?
Nov 04, 19:35:36Particpant -> Panelist(s)How good is the creative writing department? I am very interested in journalism, short stories, playwriting, etc. Can I major in at least one of these things?
Nov 04, 19:35:39Particpant -> Panelist(s)What qualities are you looking for in a Common App essay, since you don't have a supplement?
Nov 04, 19:35:42Particpant -> Panelist(s)Hello, around what time would you expect to get a response for RD? Also what are some of the major clubs students participate in on campus?
Nov 04, 19:35:44Particpant -> Panelist(s)Do you feel like the student body is culturally diverse as a whole?
Nov 04, 19:35:48Participant -> Student_MaddieSkidmore has a reputation for having a lot of drugs on campus. I am not interested in this sort of thing, nor being around people who are heavy users. Will this prohibit me from doing things around campus, do you think that the reputation is correct, and is the reliance on drugs heavy on campus (like can you smell it in dorms, etc)?
Student_Maddie -> ParticpantZach!! great question. There are so many other things happening around campus that many choose to attend everyday. The reputation is not correct at all. You definitely aren't forced to engage with those that choose to participate.
Nov 04, 19:36:00Participant -> Admissions_ArianaI come from Kanpur, a typical city of Northern India, which is about 300 miles east of Delhi.I'm sure you'e aware that, except a few affluent students from high-end cities like Delhi, US universities don't receive many applications from a place like mine. But, I on the other hand, had this truly once-in-a-lifetime chance to spend two weeks at Yale University this summer as I was among a handful of students who were admitted to Yale's premier pre-college program- Yale Young Global Scholars. With generous local support that I sought and financial-aid award from Yale itself, I was able to attend its truly amazing session of "Science, Policy and Innovations. During those two weeks at Yale, I had a chance to get a hands-on experience with undergraduate teaching and life in US universities which sparked my interest to pursue my studies there. And that finally, brings me to write this-somewhat long- question to you. Now the reason for which I seek your help is - I, as a low-income student, didn't have any
Admissions_Ariana -> ParticpantHi Ayush. I think your question was cut off at the bottom of your post. Can you please re-send just the question? Thanks!
Nov 04, 19:36:05Particpant -> Panelist(s)Hello! I am a freshman in college hoping to transfer here next year! Do you have any suggestions for how to make my transfer application stand out?
Nov 04, 19:36:17Participant -> Student_KevinWhat kind of places can I go to study abroad?
Student_Kevin -> ParticpantHey Alison! Skidmore has 5 pre-approved study abroad programs, in London, Madrid, Alcala, Paris, Beijing. If you don't want to go to any of these programs, there's a list of over 150 programs you can study on all around the world. XO.
Nov 04, 19:36:46Particpant -> Panelist(s)How much value is placed on academic integrity at Skidmore?
Nov 04, 19:36:47Particpant -> Panelist(s)what's the one top best thing about skidmore?
Nov 04, 19:36:59Particpant -> Panelist(s)When you're walking around campus on a typical day, do you recognize most of the people you see or are there always a bunch of new faces?
Nov 04, 19:37:12Participant -> Student_BrendanI'm not super artsy as I have heard the majority of Skidmore students are. So I guess that my question is that is everyone "artsy", or are there also groups where not being artistically talented is ok?
Student_Brendan -> ParticpantWhat's up Molly, There are a lot of people here who do enjoy art but that does not define a Skidmore Student. I don't have a single artistic bone in my body and I have never had a dull moment. There are sports groups and also groups that are neither artistically inclined nor athletically inclined if that is more suitable to you.
Nov 04, 19:37:13Particpant -> Panelist(s)quick question(s): do you guys offer overnight stays with students? Have any of you students done it? And do you think it's a good judge of the atmosphere of the college?
Nov 04, 19:37:20Particpant -> Panelist(s)You said the theatre department does not do too many musicals...do students have the option to start a musical, if they get permission and legal rights? I guess a better question is, are student produced performances/plays/etc. typical at Skidmore? And about how many musicals are there per year? Thank you again!!
Nov 04, 19:37:24Participant -> Student_Maddiewhat kind of music opportunities are available (i'm a violist) for a non-music major?
Student_Maddie -> ParticpantHey elizabeth! We have so many ensembles that students can join within the department. Being a major is not a requirement at all. You can take private lessons for an extra fee ($660) or also join the skidmore orchestra.
Nov 04, 19:37:44Particpant -> Panelist(s)As a senior, what other colleges did you consider? Why did you ultimately choose Skidmore?
Nov 04, 19:37:54Particpant -> Panelist(s)Hello everyone! Does Skidmore have any Taekwondo or martial arts clubs? Also, is there literary magazine?
Nov 04, 19:38:00Particpant -> Panelist(s)can you talk about student housing...is there guaranteed housing for all four years? how are rooms assigned?
Nov 04, 19:38:02Particpant -> Panelist(s)Hello, would I be able to send recommendations from an internship I have worked at myself? If so, would I email/fax it to the admissions offices?
Nov 04, 19:38:03Participant -> Student_KevinI have had the pleasure ofvisiting you are gorgeous campus in meeting The admissions officers just a few weeks ago. My question to you is how is your LGBT life on campus? Are there clubs? I love diversity and I am looking for as much diversity as possible in a College campus
Student_Kevin -> ParticpantHey Lele - Being a member of the LGBTQ+ community here is great. Everyone, straight and queer alike, is very accepting and welcoming to students of all identities. Every Monday night, Pride Alliance meets in our student center and they throw two huge dances every year that are a total hit. XO.
Nov 04, 19:38:14Participant -> Admissions_ArianaIf i apply for early decision, and i get admitted when will i be in school?
Admissions_Ariana -> ParticpantHi Vany. All accepted students start orientation at Skidmore at the end of August.
Nov 04, 19:38:23Particpant -> Panelist(s)Are there outside of school service opportunities? What are they?
Nov 04, 19:38:25Participant -> Student_BrendanHow is the work load?
Student_Brendan -> ParticpantHey Tess, The work load really depends on the major that you choose each student here has a different work load and handles it differently. As for myself as an English major it is a lot of work but it is very manageable.
Nov 04, 19:38:29Particpant -> Panelist(s)Will applying early decision hurt my chances for financial aid?
Nov 04, 19:38:31Particpant -> Panelist(s)If accepted to Skidmore, when will we hear about our roommate selection?
Nov 04, 19:38:33Participant -> Admissions_SarahOkay dumb question here. How hard is it ,really, to get in? Do you all superscore results?
Admissions_Sarah -> ParticpantHi Lele. Not a dumb question at all. We are a selective college that looks at all aspects of your academics and extracurricular interests. We will superstore the SATs and take the highest ACT composite. Mostly our application pool has a strong course load with B/B+/A- averages. But mostly , our students are very active and involved in the community aspect.
Nov 04, 19:38:40Particpant -> Panelist(s)(directed at Maddie) I am on student government at my school and have been all through high school. How did you get on to student government at skidmore and what do you do?
Nov 04, 19:38:48Particpant -> Panelist(s)Do I have to go to audition or sumbit other material to apply for dance major?
Nov 04, 19:38:53Participant -> Student_KevinYou said the theatre department does not do too many musicals...do students have the option to start a musical, if they get permission and legal rights? I guess a better question is, are student produced performances/plays/etc. typical at Skidmore? And about how many musicals are there per year? Thank you again!!
Student_Kevin -> ParticpantHey Emma - Yes, through Cabaret Troupe. They're the musical theatre club on campus and do 2-3 shows every year. XO
Nov 04, 19:38:53Particpant -> Panelist(s)I am interested in the Exercise Science program. Can anyone tell me more about it?
Nov 04, 19:38:57Participant -> Admissions_SarahDoes Skidmore have a 5 year master program in education.
Admissions_Sarah -> ParticpantYes we do. It is a 4+1 program with Union College.
Nov 04, 19:39:05Participant -> Student_KevinHow is the work load?
Student_Kevin -> ParticpantHey Tess. The size of your workload depends on your major!
XO
Nov 04, 19:39:14Particpant -> Panelist(s)What is the class environment? How large is the average class? Is it discussion based, lecture based, or research based? What is the most enjoyable characteristics of Skidmore classes?
Nov 04, 19:39:20Particpant -> Panelist(s)I'm interested in possibly studying art, specifically photography. Skidmore has a huge reputation for having fantastic arts programs, and I was just curious as to how I would be able to study film photography?
Nov 04, 19:39:38Particpant -> Panelist(s)this is going to be a long one... I called admissions last year to inquire about transferring to Skidmore as a Davis Scholar, and was given the "go-ahead" by your staff. My major worry is losing the Davis Foundation scholarship which funds my education here. Is it possible to transfer the scholarship from my school to Skidmore?
Nov 04, 19:39:43Participant -> Admissions_ArianaCan you discuss how a student would pursue the pre-professional route at Skidmore?
Admissions_Ariana -> ParticpantHi Morgan. To pursue the pre-professional route at Skidmore, you can choose to major in some of our pre-professional departments, such as business, exercise science, or education. You can also pursue a pre-med or pre-law track, which would be in addition to your major.
Nov 04, 19:39:52Participant -> Student_KevinWhat is the night life like at skidmore?
Student_Kevin -> ParticpantHey Savannah - The night life at Skidmore is what you make of it. It can either be quiet and boring or it can be FABOOSH and filled with laughter and smiles. Is this too vague of an answer? Let me know. Kev
Nov 04, 19:39:55Particpant -> Panelist(s)Do super score the act to calculate the highest composite?
Nov 04, 19:40:07Particpant -> Panelist(s)How manageable is it to double major in theater and english? Can you double major and easily study abroad?
Nov 04, 19:40:09Particpant -> Panelist(s)How easy is it to get to NYC from Skidmore?
Nov 04, 19:40:15Particpant -> Panelist(s)How are the dorms freshman year?
Nov 04, 19:40:16Particpant -> Panelist(s)How is the food on campus?
Nov 04, 19:40:18Particpant -> Panelist(s)Do you offer a pre law program?
Nov 04, 19:40:18Particpant -> Panelist(s)For the SATs, do you focus mainly on the critical reading/math scores or do you also take the writing into account? I know that for a few schools the writing score is not taken into account, so I was just wondering if this was the case at Skidmore! Thanks again!
Nov 04, 19:40:19Particpant -> Panelist(s)How was your transition from High school to college? Did Skidmore ease the transition for you, or was it more of a free for all figure it out on your own kind of thing?
Nov 04, 19:40:31Participant -> Admissions_SarahHello, I am applying to Skidmore early decision. What is the process like once our applications have been submitted?
Admissions_Sarah -> ParticpantHi there. Great to hear that you are applying ED. Once your application is received and complete, it is read by 2 or 3 people. The admission letters will be mailed as of mid December
Nov 04, 19:40:32Particpant -> Panelist(s)If I have a personal vendetta against sports will I still have to do a serious sport or are there sports options for non-athletic, non-coordinated people like me?
Nov 04, 19:40:45Particpant -> Panelist(s)Kevin, what do you feel the strengths are in Skidmore's theatre program? And what would you change if you could?
Nov 04, 19:40:48Particpant -> Panelist(s)About the night life - I don't love going out and partying. Are there other people at Skidmore who don't enjoy partying and would rather do something else?
Nov 04, 19:41:11Particpant -> Panelist(s)Around how much homework would you expect to receive on a weekly basis if you are a psychology or neuroscience major? Also do you find that the course load is stressful?
Nov 04, 19:41:14Particpant -> Panelist(s)How important is an interview for when you are looking at a prospective student's application?
Nov 04, 19:41:16Participant -> Student_MaddieDo you have a core curriculum that all students have to follow or required courses that everyone is expected to take? If so,what are they?
Student_Maddie -> ParticpantHey Malavika:
Quantitative Reasoning
Expository Writing
Arts
Humanities
Non western or cultural diversity
Foreign Language
Lab Sciences
Social Sciences.

this does not mean you take one class for each requirement. They can easily be completed in 5-6 classes.
Nov 04, 19:41:24Particpant -> Panelist(s)What is the biggest thing that you wish you had known before attending Skidmore?
Nov 04, 19:41:33Particpant -> Panelist(s)I am interested in becoming part of the SCEMS Team. How do I become part of it?
Nov 04, 19:41:40Particpant -> Panelist(s)I have a question mainly for Kev: I'm an aspiring theatrical lighting design student, but my current high-school is a bit behind-the-times in this regard. As someone in the theatre, what is your sense of how well-equipped your performance space is?
Nov 04, 19:41:43Participant -> Student_KevinHow is life on campus? Is it expensive? Fun? And a necessary question... how is the food? :)
Student_Kevin -> ParticpantHey Denise - Life on campus is faboosh. Not too expensive, although we are lucky enough to now have a functioning Starbucks on campus which is #eating my #wallet. So fun. And the food is great. Just have to eat a careful diet, because ya gotta be HEALTHY. xo
Nov 04, 19:41:51Particpant -> Panelist(s)This might be silly but how do students get from the airport to school? Which airport is closest?
Nov 04, 19:41:51Participant -> Admissions_ArianaHi, my name is Hunter Haymore. I am applying to Skidmore, but I was wondering how divers is your campus?
Admissions_Ariana -> ParticpantHi Hunter. 22% of students identify themselves as domestic students of color, 7% are international students, and 5% hold dual passports.
Nov 04, 19:41:55Particpant -> Panelist(s)How many of the requirement classes can you place out of?
Nov 04, 19:42:22Particpant -> Panelist(s)What would you say the religious breakdown of Skidmore College is?
Nov 04, 19:42:25Particpant -> Panelist(s)How is the dance program at Skidmore? Would it be easy to link it with another major, such as psychology or education?
Nov 04, 19:42:27Participant -> Admissions_SarahIf I am to apply early decision does it guarantee me admission? And if not do I have a better chance at being admitted due to a great amount of interest in Skidmore?
Admissions_Sarah -> ParticpantHi Kyle. ED is a great option for people who feel that Skidmore is the best fit for them. Applying ED does not guarantee admission but it is usually a better chance usually than in regular decision just based on the numbers. We usually receive 300-500 ED apps and 8000 regular applications.
Nov 04, 19:42:30Particpant -> Panelist(s)I am not 100% sure what I want to major in, but I have ideas. How convenient is it to switch classes and take classes that you're not planning on majoring in but still interested in, even after you've chosen your major?
Nov 04, 19:42:35Participant -> Student_KevinFor international students who don't have relatives around, can they stay on campus during vacations?
Student_Kevin -> ParticpantHey OMGitsVany - Yes! Though most don't. Many take the opportunity to go home with friends they make! XO.
Nov 04, 19:42:39Particpant -> Panelist(s)what intramural sports are available?
Nov 04, 19:42:55Particpant -> Panelist(s)Hi, my Name is Tatiya Udomritthiruj but most people call me Guppy. I was wondering what student leadership opportunities do you have and offer at skidmore?
Nov 04, 19:43:13Particpant -> Panelist(s)What percent of Skidmore students find jobs within a year after graduating?
Nov 04, 19:43:16Particpant -> Panelist(s)Brendan said that Skidmore meets full need of accepted students. Can you explain this a little more, please? How does the school determine how much the family can contribute?
Nov 04, 19:43:19Particpant -> Panelist(s)I've started doing theater as an extracurricular activity for the fun of it. I intend to pursue it but feel kind of shy because a lack of experience, is this a concern?
Nov 04, 19:43:23Participant -> Student_BrendanIs Skidmore really involved in their sports? Looking forward to making a contribution to athletics/cheerleading. In addition, what is the town like, or the area around Skidmore like? Social?
Student_Brendan -> ParticpantHey TKia, Skidmore is making a move towards being more actively involved with sports. Crowds are getting bigger, teams are getting better, and there are championships on the way. The town is too great to explain in one response, I would visit if that is something that is possible for you. The town triples in size over the summer for the race track but during the year the Skidmore students get the run of a great old town with a lot of history.
Nov 04, 19:43:43Particpant -> Panelist(s)hey there guys! I have a small question for you how much does it snow each year? I have always been in love with winter but sadly it doesn't snow down here in Tennessee! How much snow or what snow activities do you guys have?
Nov 04, 19:43:48Participant -> Student_KevinI have a question mainly for Kev: I'm an aspiring theatrical lighting design student, but my current high-school is a bit behind-the-times in this regard. As someone in the theatre, what is your sense of how well-equipped your performance space is?
Student_Kevin -> ParticpantHey David! Our theaters are VERY well-equipped with state of the art light and sound equipment and fully functioning costume and scenic shops, in addition to two rehearsal studio classrooms upstairs. xo
Nov 04, 19:43:58Particpant -> Panelist(s)How hard is it to get financial aid?
Nov 04, 19:44:03Particpant -> Panelist(s)Hello, it is a pleasure to talk to you. What are your financial aid opitions for international students?
Nov 04, 19:44:08Particpant -> Panelist(s)is there a strong campus/community relationship or are things kept fairly separate?
Nov 04, 19:44:17Participant -> Student_KevinI've started doing theater as an extracurricular activity for the fun of it. I intend to pursue it but feel kind of shy because a lack of experience, is this a concern?
Student_Kevin -> ParticpantNo! College is the place to gain that experience! Go for it!
Nov 04, 19:44:19Participant -> Admissions_ArianaHello! My name is Teresa Rodrigues. I am a Portuguese student applying for Skidmore College. I was wondering how important are the SAT scores for international students and if the SAT subject tests could replace them.
Admissions_Ariana -> ParticpantHi Teresa. We require standardized test scores for all applicants. We read applications holistically, so standardized test scores are just one factor of many that we consider. SAT subject tests cannot replace the SAT.
Nov 04, 19:44:34Participant -> Student_MaddieWhat is the night life like at skidmore?
Student_Maddie -> ParticpantHey Savannah:
It is what you make it. there are so many events happening on campus ranging from performance groups to dance parties. Also many students love to just hang with friends in their apartments or rooms!
Nov 04, 19:44:35Particpant -> Panelist(s)would you say academically that skidmore is a competitive or cutthroat place? or are students generally supportive of each other?
Nov 04, 19:44:45Particpant -> Panelist(s)Can the ACT replace the SAT requirement?
Nov 04, 19:45:01Participant -> Student_KevinI have a severe food allergy to gluten- I know Skidmore supposedly has great accommodations for food allergies, but have any of you had any personal experience with dealing with an allergy here?
Student_Kevin -> ParticpantHi Molly - Skidmore has tons of options and they're totally willing to accommodate your allergy in the dining hall. Plus, we have a small kitchen in d-hall where you can cook if you want!
Nov 04, 19:45:30Particpant -> Panelist(s)How developed is the career services department at Skidmore? Could anyone share a story of working with them?
Nov 04, 19:45:34Particpant -> Panelist(s)How close is the school campus to the city? How accessible is it?
Nov 04, 19:45:38Participant -> Admissions_ArianaHow would you rank each aspect of the application (ei. Essay, test scores, transcript, activities) in order of importance?
Admissions_Ariana -> ParticpantHi Wes. Your high school transcript is the most important factor in our admissions process. After the transcript, we like to say that everything else is tied for second - all equally important! :)
Nov 04, 19:45:50Participant -> Student_BrendanBrendan said that Skidmore meets full need of accepted students. Can you explain this a little more, please? How does the school determine how much the family can contribute?
Student_Brendan -> ParticpantMadeleine, The school references fafsa and your css profile in order to determine how much you are able to pay. We also have two non need based scholarships for excellence in music and in science.
Nov 04, 19:46:17Participant -> Admissions_ArianaWhat is your schools score average?
Admissions_Ariana -> ParticpantHi Vany. The median SAT score is 1300-1320 for math and verbal, 1980 for all three sections. The median ACT composite score is 29-30.
Nov 04, 19:46:21Participant -> Student_KevinWhat is the biggest thing that you wish you had known before attending Skidmore?
Student_Kevin -> ParticpantHey May (that rhymes) - The biggest thing I wish I knew about Skidmore was actually how cold it gets. So cold during the winter.
Nov 04, 19:46:23Particpant -> Panelist(s)Is your net price calculator accurate?
Nov 04, 19:46:30Particpant -> Panelist(s)Yeah @Molly I Visited Skidmore Over the Summer and if i remember properly the dorms have a kitchen set up (fridge,cabinets,stove) so anything you would like to make im sure you can
Nov 04, 19:46:40Participant -> Admissions_SarahI am applying early decision and I am interested in applying for the Porter Scholarship in math and science so I checked the box on the common App. Do I upload the essay that answers the questions to the scholarship on the common app or on the skidmore website or both? Also, should I apply for the scholarship by the Nov 15 deadline as well
Admissions_Sarah -> ParticpantHi Emily, Nice to hear that you are applying ED. The porter scholarship essay should be uploaded through the link that is provided on the common app. The essay should be submitted when you apply in November however the Porter decision is not made until mid February by the admissions and science departments
Nov 04, 19:47:08Particpant -> Panelist(s)Do students go skiing at Gore Mountain? If you don't want to race on the school ski team, is there a more casual skiing club?
Nov 04, 19:47:10Particpant -> Panelist(s)In terms of financial aid (specifically not qualifying for it) can anyone speak to work study on campus?
Nov 04, 19:47:46Participant -> Student_MaddieAs a senior, what other colleges did you consider? Why did you ultimately choose Skidmore?
Student_Maddie -> ParticpantMadeleine!! I love your name and how you spell it (twinsies) I considered a range of different colleges. I personally chose Skidmore because it was the most supportive and encouraging community. I wanted to do a lot of things and it was the only school that said "yes. you can do all of those things, and why don't you try this as well."
Nov 04, 19:47:51Participant -> Admissions_ArianaHow many of the requirement classes can you place out of?
Admissions_Ariana -> ParticpantHi there. Students cannot place out of any distribution requirements, with the exception of the first quantitative reasoning requirement (there are two in total).
Nov 04, 19:47:52Particpant -> Panelist(s)How easy is it to get around town and school in Skidmore? is everything relatively accessible?
Nov 04, 19:48:04Participant -> Student_Brendanwhat intramural sports are available?
Student_Brendan -> ParticpantSarah, There are almost too many to count. Off the top of my head I can think of flag football, soccer, and quidditch. We also have club sports that include ice hockey (both guys and girls), soccer, basketball. If there isn't currently a sport that you want it is also extremely easy to start it up!
Nov 04, 19:48:11Particpant -> Panelist(s)If i apply ED and get accepted i HAVE to go to Skidmore. ??
Nov 04, 19:48:48Particpant -> Panelist(s)are there any classes/clubs centered around American Sign Language/Deaf Studies?
Nov 04, 19:48:50Particpant -> Panelist(s)How much support does the school give for student-led activities?
Nov 04, 19:49:02Particpant -> Panelist(s)What causes are students passionate about? What are the students trying to change both on campus and globally?
Nov 04, 19:49:08Participant -> Student_KevinKevin, what do you feel the strengths are in Skidmore's theatre program? And what would you change if you could?
Student_Kevin -> ParticpantHi KS - the directing program is my concentration, and I love it. I've taken courses in all concentrations and am so happy I chose this program, as it's prepared me for graduating in the spring and heading into the world of theatre as a fully-realized and fully-trained artists. It's a rare occurrence that one director knows how to do Suzuki walks and paint a brick treatment. - Skidmore has taught me and my colleagues to do those things and has prepared us for the world very well. I wouldn't change anything.
Nov 04, 19:49:12Particpant -> Panelist(s)Can you name some of the more unique clubs on campus?
Nov 04, 19:49:14Participant -> Admissions_SarahWhat percent of Skidmore students find jobs within a year after graduating?
Admissions_Sarah -> ParticpantHi Sabrina, 81% are employed after graduation of the Class of 2013.
Nov 04, 19:49:19Particpant -> Panelist(s)DO you guys have Frat Life ( Greek Life) (Sorority, Fraternity) ?
Nov 04, 19:49:21Particpant -> Panelist(s)Hi may I know the average financial package for an international student at Skidmore? Thanks!
Nov 04, 19:49:26Particpant -> Panelist(s)My GPA went down in junior year because of an AP class. I know the first semester of senior year is also important, but the college process is time consuming and my classes are also challenging, so I'm not doing as well as I can be. Will this greatly affect my application?
Nov 04, 19:49:33Participant -> Admissions_ArianaThis might be silly but how do students get from the airport to school? Which airport is closest?
Admissions_Ariana -> ParticpantHi Teresa. The closest airport is Albany International Airport, which is about 45 minutes away. There are buses and cabs that run from Albany to Saratoga Springs.
Nov 04, 19:49:45Particpant -> Panelist(s)Do Skidmore students usually get jobs during their time there?
Nov 04, 19:49:50Participant -> Student_KevinAlso, I'd like to know if you have any Portuguese students.
Student_Kevin -> ParticpantHi Teresa, no, this year we currently don't have any Portuguese students, though we do have fluent Portuguese speakers and have had Portuguese students in the past! xo
Nov 04, 19:49:57Participant -> Admissions_SarahCan you apply to other colleges early action before you hear back on the early decision from Skidmore?
Admissions_Sarah -> ParticpantHi Hannah. Yes you can apply to multiple colleges EA but only 1 college for ED
Nov 04, 19:50:21Particpant -> Panelist(s)What are the most popular clubs and activities on campus? How is the area around campus? do students leave campus often?
Nov 04, 19:50:34Particpant -> Panelist(s)I read there was a London Program for 1st years have any of you guys experienced it? and what was it like?
Nov 04, 19:50:38Particpant -> Panelist(s)Does Skidmore allow outside recommenders? For example, a teacher from an old school?
Nov 04, 19:50:39Participant -> Student_KevinHello! May I know the percentage of students who have a double major in Skidmore? Thank you!
Student_Kevin -> ParticpantHey Evie - 60% of students either double major, major double minor, double major double minor, or major triple minor. xo
Nov 04, 19:50:40Particpant -> Panelist(s)What opportunities and resources does Skidmore provide for its Exercise Science students? How does Skidmore direct students into a career in physical therapy?
Nov 04, 19:51:02Particpant -> Panelist(s)Do you have any tips for writing the application essay?
Nov 04, 19:51:02Particpant -> Panelist(s)Do students ever go into New York City for shows? How long of a trip is it?
Nov 04, 19:51:16Particpant -> Panelist(s)I am applying as a transfer student. What elements of a transfer application are weighted most heavily? In general and in terms of high school v. college.
Nov 04, 19:51:51Participant -> Admissions_Arianaquick question(s): do you guys offer overnight stays with students? Have any of you students done it? And do you think it's a good judge of the atmosphere of the college?
Admissions_Ariana -> ParticpantHi there. We offer day hosting for prospective students. You can request a day host here: Here
Nov 04, 19:51:53Particpant -> Panelist(s)I know this is an unusual question, but do you allow deferrals? If I am applying now but I wish to enrol until next year how would that work?
Nov 04, 19:52:05Particpant -> Panelist(s)What are the most popular majors at Skidmore?
Nov 04, 19:52:05Particpant -> Panelist(s)Hi, i am applying to skidmore ED. Throughout my life i have been trying to do something worthwhile with my passions and hobbies.I take orders from people for a variety of cakes, cookies and brownies and then donate all the money that i make in the process to an orphanage. Will i be able to continue something like this at skidmore? What kind of community service do the students at skidmore do?
Nov 04, 19:52:23Participant -> Student_BrendanWhat is the food like in the Cafeteria? Is it local, or organic or grown on campus?
Student_Brendan -> ParticpantLotteO, the food here is very good. The Dining Hall was new in 2006 and cost the school millions of dollars. We get our food from local farms in new york, we also have a farmers market on campus.
Nov 04, 19:52:25Participant -> Student_KevinHey Guys, I'm David from Ghana and I would just like to know what a mutual, everyday challenge for students at Skidmore is apart from academics.
Student_Kevin -> ParticpantHey David - We all struggle to balance our non-academic and academic lives - social vs. studying.
Nov 04, 19:52:27Particpant -> Panelist(s)Had a great time visiting the campus this summer! Plan on majoring in theatre and bio if I come to Skidmore… wondering how roommates are matched up?
Nov 04, 19:52:58Particpant -> Panelist(s)Hi! I'm a prospective art studio major, and I would like to know how much admissions look at our art portfolio. Is it a large factor?
Nov 04, 19:53:00Participant -> Student_MaddieHey! I'm a little conflicted- I absolutely love the vibe of Skidmore: the environment, location, learning style, population! However I am interested in Pre-med or health sciences (physical/ occupational therapy), and I spoke to my friend who attends SKidmore and she said this school doesn't have the GREATEST facilities for majors like that cosidering its more of a lib. art school Soo, I guess what I'm asking is for you to tell me more about the major or program Skidmore offers for my academic interest. Much appreciated!!
Student_Maddie -> ParticpantHey DaniellaZandi: There are a lot of opportunities with in the sciences. The greatest part about them is that Skidmore doesn't have a grad school so you're not competing with grad students on research opportunities.
Nov 04, 19:53:01Participant -> Admissions_ArianaDoes Skidmore allow outside recommenders? For example, a teacher from an old school?
Admissions_Ariana -> ParticpantHi Morgan. Yes, we allow outside recommenders. A rec from a former teacher would be fine!
Nov 04, 19:53:07Participant -> Student_KevinDo students ever go into New York City for shows? How long of a trip is it?
Student_Kevin -> ParticpantHey Sarah - I drove down a few weeks ago to go home for the weekend, and to see some shows as research for an independent study. I saw three plays in two days. The drive is about 3 hours. xo
Nov 04, 19:53:11Particpant -> Panelist(s)What are the meal plans at skidmore?
Nov 04, 19:53:20Particpant -> Panelist(s)Do you know by any chance how many Thai students you have currently enrolled?
Nov 04, 19:53:42Participant -> Admissions_SarahDoes Skidmore have Financial Aid for international students?
Admissions_Sarah -> ParticpantHi Teresa, we do have some fin aid for int'l student however there it is limited
Nov 04, 19:54:12Participant -> Student_MaddieOne of the main reasons I am interested in Skidmore is because of its Arts/music program. However, I will not be applying as a music major. What kind of opportunities are there for music and/or any orchestra groups that would be available to join?
Student_Maddie -> Particpanthey oceane:
Everything in the music department is open to skidmore students!
Nov 04, 19:54:14Particpant -> Panelist(s)Hello, I'm Nick Young. I have applied to Skidmore RD. How stressful do you think the workload on a weekly basis at Skidmore is? Skidmore is known for lots of drug use. Reviews said that many dorms smelling like weed etc. Do you find that for somebody has trouble fitting in if they want to avoid that? Also for RD applicants around what time would they hear back?
Nov 04, 19:54:24Participant -> Admissions_ArianaHow important is an interview for when you are looking at a prospective student's application?
Admissions_Ariana -> ParticpantHi Morgan. Interviews are not required, but we highly recommend them because they give us a chance to gain a more personal perspective on applicants. We offer on-campus interviews and off-campus interviews with alumni.
Nov 04, 19:54:35Participant -> Student_KevinHad a great time visiting the campus this summer! Plan on majoring in theatre and bio if I come to Skidmore… wondering how roommates are matched up?
Student_Kevin -> ParticpantHey Laine - Roommates are picked based on a questionnaire you'll fill out after acceptance. Res Life works hard to pair you with roommates who will be the best fit for you and you for them. XO.
Nov 04, 19:54:46Participant -> Student_MaddieHello everyone! Does Skidmore have any Taekwondo or martial arts clubs? Also, is there literary magazine?
Student_Maddie -> ParticpantHey Sabrina:
Yes we do! we have all three!
Nov 04, 19:55:00Participant -> Student_BrendanI am very interested in Creative Writing. What are the opportunities?
Student_Brendan -> Particpantteresa_rodrigues - We have many classes that entail some form of creative writing all the way from seminars up. As for the English department we have classes for writing scripts, writing poetry, or story writing all of which feed into the English major.
Nov 04, 19:55:04Participant -> Admissions_SarahI know this is an unusual question, but do you allow deferrals? If I am applying now but I wish to enrol until next year how would that work?
Admissions_Sarah -> ParticpantYes we do Dani. If you are admitted you then would write a letter to the dean to explain what you will be doing while you are taking the gap year. You will still need to send in your enrollment fee to hold your place in the class.
Nov 04, 19:55:04Particpant -> Panelist(s)Can you further explain the science scholarship? Is it available for international students?
Nov 04, 19:55:06Particpant -> Panelist(s)Do you have interviews for international students?
Nov 04, 19:55:16Particpant -> Panelist(s)Hi I am DaeNia from Trinidad and Tobago.I want to know if Skidmore does exchange programs with other universities internationally?
Nov 04, 19:55:36Particpant -> Panelist(s)Do you offer off campus interviews for international students? I am from Guatemala and I don't know any Skidmore alumni. How can I get one?
Nov 04, 19:55:47Particpant -> Panelist(s)Hello! I was wondering what the dorm & campus life is like.
Nov 04, 19:56:02Particpant -> Panelist(s)What happens in the first few weeks at Skidmore for first-years?
Nov 04, 19:56:02Participant -> Student_KevinI read there was a London Program for 1st years have any of you guys experienced it? and what was it like?
Student_Kevin -> ParticpantHey DaeNia - Yes, there is. About 40 students each year are picked to spend their first semester abroad in London! While I didn't experience the program, I LOVED being in London for six months this year and encourage anyone with the opportunity to spend time in the incredible city to do so. xo
Nov 04, 19:56:05Particpant -> Panelist(s)Are there things to do outside of campus?
Nov 04, 19:56:15Participant -> Student_MaddieIs it difficult to have majors and minors in completely different departments?
Student_Maddie -> ParticpantHey PaigeConroy: honestly it is very possible to do, but it does mean that it will be a little more work. I am a business and music double major and it is hardwork, but I love it.
Nov 04, 19:56:17Participant -> Admissions_ArianaHi! I'm a prospective art studio major, and I would like to know how much admissions look at our art portfolio. Is it a large factor?
Admissions_Ariana -> ParticpantHi Katie. While a studio art portfolio is an excellent supplement to your application, we do not admit based on major. This means that your academic record is still the most important factor.
Nov 04, 19:56:30Participant -> Admissions_SarahDo you have any tips for writing the application essay?
Admissions_Sarah -> ParticpantBe honest Madeleine. Tell us something about yourself that we otherwise would not learn from your application. Write in your words, not your parents or your counselors. Spell check and again, write from your heart.
Nov 04, 19:57:03Particpant -> Panelist(s)How are students chosen for the 1st year London Program?
Nov 04, 19:57:04Particpant -> Panelist(s)I'm currently the president of my school's Gay-Straight Alliance. It isn't a very progressive school and I struggle with how little power I have to raise awareness. I suppose I'm asking for how involved students are and how supportive the staff can be. I've heard good things about the Pride Club like its dances, but I still worry.
Nov 04, 19:57:05Particpant -> Panelist(s)Hello, I have a few questions about application deadlines? Early Decision deadlines are known to have a higher rate of acceptance, however you have two early decision dates, and one of them is the same date as regular decision. If I apply early decision round II, Will I have less of an advantage than round one? Also, how do you distinguish round II applicants from regular decision applicants?
Nov 04, 19:57:05Participant -> Student_KevinWhat is the best part about being a Skidmore student?
Student_Kevin -> ParticpantHey Priscilla - My favorite part about being a Skidmore student is the time I get to spend with my friends on and off campus. I've never laughed so hard as I do with these crazy folks. It's great.
Nov 04, 19:57:09Particpant -> Panelist(s)I was also wondering if it's difficult to double major. If you double major, can you also have minors? And in general, can you have more than one minor?
Nov 04, 19:57:11Particpant -> Panelist(s)What is like majoring in neuroscience? Can students start research first year?
Nov 04, 19:57:35Particpant -> Panelist(s)Can a music supplement hurt your application?
Nov 04, 19:57:36Participant -> Admissions_ArianaMy high school does not offer many advance classes. How will my application compare to an applicant with many challenging courses?
Admissions_Ariana -> ParticpantHi Madeleine. Every school sends us a profile will all of the classes they offer. We only evaluate your transcript within the context of what was available to you at your school. We do not compare apples and oranges when it comes to transcripts! :)
Nov 04, 19:57:36Particpant -> Panelist(s)How does the gender imbalance at Skidmore affect your experience, socially or otherwise?
Nov 04, 19:57:55Particpant -> Panelist(s)I am not interested in majoring in art, but I am interested in drawing, painting, and producing art. Am I still able to do that while pursuing a different major?
Nov 04, 19:57:57Particpant -> Panelist(s)Sorry for asking so many questions, but I was also wondering if applying Early Action gives you a greater chance of getting in to Skidmore overall?
Nov 04, 19:58:07Participant -> Student_BrendanHow do the intramural and club athletics work? Do they still have practice and games?
Student_Brendan -> ParticpantEmily_OConnor, the way sports or clubs in general at Skidmore is that if there is a tryout based team, such as a varsity team there is an equivalent team that is open to anyone. Within intramural and club sports they differ. For club hockey we have one practice a week and play one to two games on the weekends against other schools.
Nov 04, 19:58:08Participant -> Admissions_SarahFor the Porter scholarship, is there a separate form to list science and math activities? (from step 2 of the Porter scholarship instructions) Or would this be taken from the Common App Activities section?
Admissions_Sarah -> ParticpantRachel, there is not a separate form however you can upload a resume separately if you'd like.
Nov 04, 19:58:13Particpant -> Panelist(s)How hard is it to get involved? Like get to know people and become part of Skidmore.
Nov 04, 19:58:28Participant -> Student_KevinIs there a major that you can think of that I would be able to possibly study being a makeup artist? Like makeup for monsters in tv shows.
Student_Kevin -> ParticpantHey SSlate - I don't know of any specific major that can offer you that training - though you could do a self-determined major that treads the line between Studio Art and Theater perhaps? XO
Nov 04, 19:58:40Particpant -> Panelist(s)how many people apply each year for the filene music scholarship?
Nov 04, 19:58:42Particpant -> Panelist(s)Hi there. How would you describe the culture and community on campus at Skidmore?
Nov 04, 19:58:48Particpant -> Panelist(s)Like the first semester in London, does Skidmore offer other programs just like it for first year students?
Nov 04, 19:58:56Particpant -> Panelist(s)Any tips for students during an interview?
Nov 04, 19:59:02Participant -> Admissions_ArianaHow much do supplemental materials like art portfolios factor into the admissions process?
Admissions_Ariana -> ParticpantHi Diana. While a studio art portfolio is an excellent supplement to your application, we do not admit based on major. This means that your academic record is still the most important factor.
Nov 04, 19:59:38Participant -> Student_MaddieI am interested in becoming part of the SCEMS Team. How do I become part of it?
Student_Maddie -> ParticpantHey sarah!!! SCEMS is really awesome. They offer training every fall for those that would like to get certified. I highly recommend checking the website and contacting the students involved! Click Here
Nov 04, 19:59:42Participant -> Student_KevinKevin, I am very interested in the Gender Studies program at Skidmore! How has your experience been in the department?
Student_Kevin -> ParticpantHi Molly - I got a late start in the Gender department, and while that hasn't been a hindrance, it has required me to time manage very well. I LOVE it, though. The class opportunities are exciting and interesting. xo
Nov 04, 19:59:48Particpant -> Panelist(s)Hi! My name is Clara Marton and I go to Brookline High School in Brookline, Massachusetts. I am incredibly in love with Skidmore and I am applying Early Decision. I have visited and completed a tour and sat in on an info session (and fell even more in love with the school). I have an alumni interview set up for tomorrow and am very excited! I would like to best demonstrate my eagerness and dedication to Skidmore and I am wondering if I should also come to to have an on-campus interview. Is it ok to do both? How can I best show admissions my love for Skidmore? Thank you!!!!!
Nov 04, 19:59:58Particpant -> Panelist(s)It seems like all of you love Skidmore, but is there anything you could change about it?
Nov 04, 20:00:14Participant -> Student_BrendanI am interested in joining the swim team. Should I be contacting a coach now?
Student_Brendan -> ParticpantSarah - If you are thinking about trying out for a team you should most definitely be contacting the coach to let them know you are interested. The contact info can be found at Click Here
Nov 04, 20:00:25Participant -> Admissions_ArianaI have submitted my ED application and I was wondering how do I know if my application is complete?
Admissions_Ariana -> ParticpantHi Allie. We will contact you if we are missing any of your application materials. If you we do not contact you, your application is complete!
Nov 04, 20:00:35Particpant -> Panelist(s)Hi, I was wondering how the foreign language programs were at Skidmore, and if it is common for students to double major in a language and a science? Thank you!
Nov 04, 20:00:54Particpant -> Panelist(s)Are there enough boys involved in the dance department for partnering classes to be offered?
Nov 04, 20:01:04Particpant -> Panelist(s)I am very interested in majoring in music. Is there a specific person I should be in contact with right now?
Nov 04, 20:01:06Participant -> Student_KevinHi Kevin! Can you tell me about the internship opportunities regarding theatre? Thanks!
Student_Kevin -> ParticpantHey Evie - two summers ago I worked with a fledgling theatre company in NYC called Dreamcatcher and it was less than ideal, but I got some interesting experiences. This summer, I worked at the Bushwick Starr, which provided incredible and thrilling networking and artistic opportunities. I still work with them, going down to visit again in December (I went in October.). Does this help?
Nov 04, 20:01:11Particpant -> Panelist(s)How common is it to have a self-determined major? What is the process in creating the major?
Nov 04, 20:01:24Participant -> Admissions_ArianaWill applying early decision hurt my chances for financial aid?
Admissions_Ariana -> ParticpantHi there. We commit to meeting 100% of demonstrated financial need for both ED and RD accepted students.
Nov 04, 20:01:29Particpant -> Panelist(s)Hello, I will be spending the day at Skidmore on the 11th and I'm very excited. Would I be able to meet with admissions officers during my time there?
Nov 04, 20:01:32Particpant -> Panelist(s)Is there a strong jewish community on campus?
Nov 04, 20:01:55Participant -> Admissions_SarahHello, around what time would you expect to get a response for RD? Also what are some of the major clubs students participate in on campus?
Admissions_Sarah -> ParticpantMajor clubs are outdoor club, community service, circus club, acapella, intramural sports. There are over 80 to choose from. RD response is usually mailed at the end of March.
Nov 04, 20:01:58Participant -> Admissions_ArianaDo I have to go to audition or sumbit other material to apply for dance major?
Admissions_Ariana -> ParticpantHi Mona. All of our arts departments are open, so you do not need to audition to take classes or become a major.
Nov 04, 20:02:02Particpant -> Panelist(s)Have you guys studied abroad? If so, how is the coursework, and is it easy to transfer your credits back to Skidmore?
Nov 04, 20:02:06Particpant -> Panelist(s)Are there art-related internships in Saratoga Springs?
Nov 04, 20:02:08Particpant -> Panelist(s)I am very interested in the arts: Theater, singing, acting, comedy, etc. Does skidmore offer a good program for my interests?
Nov 04, 20:02:14Particpant -> Panelist(s)Hi. How is the alumni network at Skidmore? Do they connect students with opportunities and internships?
Nov 04, 20:02:20Participant -> Student_KevinIt seems like all of you love Skidmore, but is there anything you could change about it?
Student_Kevin -> ParticpantHey Lemon - I wish some of the students on campus (myself included) would be more politically aware and active and were working with greater passion to affect change in the world. That's not to say that we're complacent or not working in this way as a student body, I just wish it were more passionate and driven sometimes.
Nov 04, 20:02:41Particpant -> Panelist(s)I come from a very competitive school where when I graduate, I will earn 2 years of college credits and I will earn an associates degree. Because the classes are so hard, how much of a role will that play in my application? Especially since my grades are a little bit lower than the average high school grade a student might receive.
Nov 04, 20:02:51Participant -> Student_KevinWhat is the social scene like?
Student_Kevin -> ParticpantHey Tess - the social scene is great and there's always something to do!
Nov 04, 20:02:57Participant -> Admissions_ArianaLike the first semester in London, does Skidmore offer other programs just like it for first year students?
Admissions_Ariana -> ParticpantHi Guppy. The London program is our only first-year program. However, we offer almost 150 study abroad programs for upperclassmen in 48 different countries.
Nov 04, 20:02:58Particpant -> Panelist(s)What is housing like for freshmen students?
Nov 04, 20:03:01Particpant -> Panelist(s)I am also very intersted in creative writing and journalism. Are there any majors offered in writing?
Nov 04, 20:03:03Participant -> Admissions_SarahHello! I am a freshman in college hoping to transfer here next year! Do you have any suggestions for how to make my transfer application stand out?
Admissions_Sarah -> ParticpantYou will want to connect with Matthew Cohen in the Admissions department. Please take a look at the transfer website. We do interview possible transfers in the late winter and early spring.
Nov 04, 20:03:20Particpant -> Panelist(s)I live in NYC, is there school transportation I would be able to take back to the city or would I have to figure out another way?
Nov 04, 20:03:22Particpant -> Panelist(s)Students.........do you feel the Skidmore campus is fairly inclusive or is it more "clickish"?
Nov 04, 20:03:37Particpant -> Panelist(s)Could you explain the advantage of ED II vs RD? thanks!
Nov 04, 20:04:05Participant -> Student_BrendanTo Student_Brendan: Can you talk a bit about the environmental science program? How much lab time vs. classroom experience do you experience? Do students have the opportunity to do field work?
Student_Brendan -> ParticpantHannahH - The environmental studies program is a great example of an interdisciplinary major or minor. It requires at least two lab courses one of which being ES105 in which the class spends about half of the lab time out doing field work. There are also a lot of lecture based classes that revolve around conservation, preservation, and overall status of the environment. Because we do not have graduate students all work being done with professors is done by undergraduates so there is a chance to do field work and be published as an undergrad.
Nov 04, 20:04:08Participant -> Student_KevinI love the town of Saratoga do a lot of kids go off campus to get something to eat? Do kids go to the racetrack? How is the off campus life?
Student_Kevin -> ParticpantHey Lele - Yes, there are tons of restaurants in town and students frequently venture off campus at all hours of the day and night to get a bite to eat or a cup of coffee. Yes, kids who are old enough to go to the racetrack do during the summers.
Nov 04, 20:04:09Particpant -> Panelist(s)As an International student what Skidmore traditions can i look forward to?
Nov 04, 20:04:12Particpant -> Panelist(s)Are there ways that Skidmore helps incoming freshman with the transition to college? Through advisors or something like similar?
Nov 04, 20:04:21Particpant -> Panelist(s)What do you think separates Skidmore from other small liberal arts colleges
Nov 04, 20:04:27Particpant -> Panelist(s)I absolutely LOVE Skidmore. I have great extra-curriculars, awards, recommendations, etc; However, my GPA was affected due to my having depression. Any advice?
Nov 04, 20:04:30Particpant -> Panelist(s)Can you describe the "feel" of the campus and the surrounding neighborhood? I'm visiting Skidmore on the 11th, but I wanted to see what current students thought.
Nov 04, 20:04:33Particpant -> Panelist(s)Do scholarships (from school or an outside source) affect the amount of need-based aid I will receive?
Nov 04, 20:04:42Particpant -> Panelist(s)I was wondering if Skidmore offered undergraduate admission interviews, and if so, would you recommend one?
Nov 04, 20:04:49Participant -> Student_KevinHow easy is it to get to NYC from Skidmore?
Student_Kevin -> ParticpantHey Sabrina - It's very easy to get to NYC. Train is expensive, bus is cheaper, car is most convenient if you have it.
Nov 04, 20:05:07Particpant -> Panelist(s)How is Skidmore for international applicants? Also is there much access to volunteering opportunities?
Nov 04, 20:05:10Participant -> Student_Maddie1. Could you tell me how many international students would be admitted for this fall 2015 application and how much financial support could be provided to international students? 2. My counselor is not a teacher from my high-school,though, he is a professional English teacher and it would be nearly 3 years that he and I have known each other. So, is it possible for his recommendation and his assistance to me in my application to Skidmore? 3. I have activated in social work and I have a desire to support the community service in my attending college period. Could you please tell me about the Skidmore active social work, its area and its running process? 4. I am strongly desirable to study in Skidmore economics program. So, could you please share me the classroom experience at Skidmore.
Student_Maddie -> Particpant1. Usually admit about 40 international students and unfortunately international aid is limited.
2. ABSOLUTELY
3. Our most active club on campus is called benefaction and it completely community service based.
4. In the economics department they strive to give students a well rounded knowledge of macro,micro, and international.
Nov 04, 20:05:24Participant -> Admissions_Sarahcan you talk about student housing...is there guaranteed housing for all four years? how are rooms assigned?
Admissions_Sarah -> ParticpantGuaranteed housing all 4 years. Housing is coordinated with the First Year Experience seminars who are housed near each other. There is a residential life questionaire sent out to all incoming freshmen in June
Nov 04, 20:05:34Participant -> Student_KevinI'm currently the president of my school's Gay-Straight Alliance. It isn't a very progressive school and I struggle with how little power I have to raise awareness. I suppose I'm asking for how involved students are and how supportive the staff can be. I've heard good things about the Pride Club like its dances, but I still worry.
Student_Kevin -> ParticpantHey Bryan - don't worry! Students are very involved and staff and faculty are VERY supportive and accepting. You can affect change.
Nov 04, 20:05:46Particpant -> Panelist(s)What is the student to faculty ratio and what are the student/teacher relationships like?
Nov 04, 20:05:57Particpant -> Panelist(s)How diverse is the student body?
Nov 04, 20:06:07Particpant -> Panelist(s)Are the courses taught in a lecture or classroom style?
Nov 04, 20:06:08Participant -> Admissions_ArianaHow are students chosen for the 1st year London Program?
Admissions_Ariana -> ParticpantHi Justine. Students self select for the London first year experience. An admitted student who selected London on their application will receive two acceptance letters: one for Saratoga and one for London. The program is then filled on a first-come, first-served basis. One note: all students who do the London first year experience must be 18 by the time the program starts.
Nov 04, 20:06:28Participant -> Admissions_ArianaHow hard is it to get financial aid?
Admissions_Ariana -> ParticpantHi Wes. We commit to meeting 100% of demonstrated financial need for all accepted students.
Nov 04, 20:06:29Participant -> Student_BrendanAt shri ram, i have always had a very close relationship with my teachers as the class size is very small. What is the relationship with the professors like at skidmore?
Student_Brendan -> Particpanthansla - Class sizes are an average of 17 and the faculty to student ratio is 9 to 1. Students tend to be very close with their professors and build very tight knit relationships.
Nov 04, 20:06:38Participant -> Admissions_SarahHello, would I be able to send recommendations from an internship I have worked at myself? If so, would I email/fax it to the admissions offices?
Admissions_Sarah -> ParticpantExtra recs are ok but you don't need to send too many. They can be mailed or emailed to the admissions email
Nov 04, 20:06:42Participant -> Student_KevinCan you describe the "feel" of the campus and the surrounding neighborhood? I'm visiting Skidmore on the 11th, but I wanted to see what current students thought.
Student_Kevin -> ParticpantHey Lem - come and see! I'll be at the open house. Skidmore feels like a big park where you learn things and Saratoga is GORGEOUS.
Nov 04, 20:07:03Particpant -> Panelist(s)Can you tell me about any acapella groups on campus?
Nov 04, 20:07:04Particpant -> Panelist(s)what about housing for the next three years (after freshmen placement)? how are rooms assigned? or do you stay in the same place for four years?
Nov 04, 20:07:04Particpant -> Panelist(s)How many recommendations can you have? Would 2 from current teachers, 1 from my college counselor, and 1 from an outside program okay, or is that too many?
Nov 04, 20:07:12Participant -> Admissions_ArianaI was wondering if Skidmore offered undergraduate admission interviews, and if so, would you recommend one?
Admissions_Ariana -> ParticpantHi Hesan. Yes, we offer an optional admissions interview and we highly recommend it. You can interview on campus with an admissions counselor or off campus with a Skidmore alumnus in your area.
Nov 04, 20:07:14Particpant -> Panelist(s)Do the faculty at Skidmore help students get internships over the summer? Or is it mainly up to the student to do all the work?
Nov 04, 20:07:26Participant -> Student_KevinHello! I was wondering what the dorm & campus life is like.
Student_Kevin -> ParticpantHey Lem - Dorm and campus life is great. The dorms are wonderful and the food is great. Then on-campus apartments are spectacular. Very happy and passionate student body.
Nov 04, 20:07:58Participant -> Student_BrendanAre the courses taught in a lecture or classroom style?
Student_Brendan -> Particpantnick_young - Depending on the size of the class this will differ. I have only had one lecture in my time here and everything else has been classroom style with only a few students per class. The professor usually knows names within a week or two.
Nov 04, 20:08:12Particpant -> Panelist(s)do you all interact with other NY colleges outside of sporting events and debates...like just to socialize?
Nov 04, 20:08:18Particpant -> Panelist(s)Are there many Brazilians in Skidmore?
Nov 04, 20:08:37Participant -> Admissions_ArianaHow much value is placed on academic integrity at Skidmore?
Admissions_Ariana -> ParticpantHi Rachel. Academic integrity is extremely important at Skidmore. You can review our honor code here: https://www.skidmore.edu/student_handbook/honor-code.php.
Nov 04, 20:09:09Participant -> Student_KevinHave you guys studied abroad? If so, how is the coursework, and is it easy to transfer your credits back to Skidmore?
Student_Kevin -> ParticpantHey Lem - Yes, I was in England. The English coursework is VERY differently systemed than American systems and I had a lot of free time to study. Also, any credits earned on a Skidmore approved program transfer back automatically.
Nov 04, 20:09:12Participant -> Student_Maddie(directed at Maddie) I am on student government at my school and have been all through high school. How did you get on to student government at skidmore and what do you do?
Student_Maddie -> ParticpantHey Emily O'Connor: its so easy to be involved! We do an open information session about different position that we offer. they range from planning to policy committees. some are elected position and some are willingness to serve which means that you have an interview with some of the senators.

It is super fun to get involved!
Nov 04, 20:09:12Particpant -> Panelist(s)Kind of a random question, but can you request a roommate? Also, how many students share a room?
Nov 04, 20:09:13Particpant -> Panelist(s)Are grades determined solely by things like a midterm/final or are other assessments given?
Nov 04, 20:09:50Particpant -> Panelist(s)If accepted into skidmore, i want to persue a major in psychology. How is the psychology department at skidmore?
Nov 04, 20:10:14Participant -> Admissions_SarahHi! My name is Clara Marton and I go to Brookline High School in Brookline, Massachusetts. I am incredibly in love with Skidmore and I am applying Early Decision. I have visited and completed a tour and sat in on an info session (and fell even more in love with the school). I have an alumni interview set up for tomorrow and am very excited! I would like to best demonstrate my eagerness and dedication to Skidmore and I am wondering if I should also come to to have an on-campus interview. Is it ok to do both? How can I best show admissions my love for Skidmore? Thank you!!!!!
Admissions_Sarah -> ParticpantHi Clara. Great to hear of your excitement for Skidmore! Good luck with your application. Only one interview is needed. Off campus will be just as good as an on campus interview. Good luck tomorrow and have fun with it!
Nov 04, 20:10:24Participant -> Admissions_ArianaHow many recommendations can you have? Would 2 from current teachers, 1 from my college counselor, and 1 from an outside program okay, or is that too many?
Admissions_Ariana -> ParticpantHi Lemon. We require 2 recommendation letters from core teachers and 1 guidance counselor recommendation. We also allow students to send 1-2 supplemental recommendation letters, so you are right within range.
Nov 04, 20:10:46Participant -> Admissions_ArianaWhat is the average college debt that students leave with?
Admissions_Ariana -> ParticpantHi Victor. The average amount of debt our students graduate with is $21,000.
Nov 04, 20:11:13Particpant -> Panelist(s)There is a lot of discussion in the media about campus safety, date rape, etc. What is going on at Skidmore? Do you feel safe? What kind of programs are in place?
Nov 04, 20:11:52Participant -> Student_KevinWould you say that there are a lot of student-run events going on on the weekends that are "dry"? Also, this is a silly question, but how long do winters/snow last?
Student_Kevin -> ParticpantHi Caroline - Yes, there are plenty of events for non-drinkers on campus. Don't worry, there's something for everyone.
Also winters and snow last for forever.
Nov 04, 20:11:54Participant -> Student_BrendanIt seems like all of you love Skidmore, but is there anything you could change about it?
Student_Brendan -> ParticpantLemon - I would change the attendance at sporting events. Attendance is improving with school spirit but it needs a little more.
Nov 04, 20:11:57Participant -> Admissions_SarahHello, I will be spending the day at Skidmore on the 11th and I'm very excited. Would I be able to meet with admissions officers during my time there?
Admissions_Sarah -> ParticpantThe open house is a great day. There will be admissions officers in the lobby during the program and we are very approachable. Ask us anything you'd like. Have a great day on campus!
Nov 04, 20:12:00Particpant -> Panelist(s)Is it possible for international students to get off campus interviews? I live in Guatemala and I don't know any alumni but I would love to have an interview. How can that be arranged?
Nov 04, 20:12:06Particpant -> Panelist(s)I know the college essay is important in showing colleges something about you that they otherwise wouldn't know. I heard that the essay is supposed to be more casual and less formal. Is this true, or, for example, would including more vocabulary words be important?
Nov 04, 20:12:16Participant -> Admissions_ArianaWith a score of 1540 on SAT test can i get admitted?
Admissions_Ariana -> ParticpantHi Vany. We read your application holistically, which means we consider every part of your application in our admissions decisions. The SAT score is just one part of a larger equation.
Nov 04, 20:12:31Particpant -> Panelist(s)What are your favorite things about Skidmore?
Nov 04, 20:12:50Participant -> Student_KevinDO you guys have Frat Life ( Greek Life) (Sorority, Fraternity) ?
Student_Kevin -> ParticpantNO NO GREEK LIFE
But we do have a cappella and that's like Greek life but with more bopping.
Nov 04, 20:13:18Participant -> Admissions_ArianaIf i apply ED and get accepted i HAVE to go to Skidmore. ??
Admissions_Ariana -> ParticpantHi there. Yes, early decision at Skidmore is binding, so if you apply ED you are committing to attend Skidmore if admitted.
Nov 04, 20:13:28Participant -> Student_BrendanHow is the dating scene at Skidmore?
Student_Brendan -> ParticpantAriel - People do date here. It is hard to pin down how many people date compared to those that do not but either is an option.
Nov 04, 20:13:29Participant -> Admissions_SarahHello, I have a few questions about application deadlines? Early Decision deadlines are known to have a higher rate of acceptance, however you have two early decision dates, and one of them is the same date as regular decision. If I apply early decision round II, Will I have less of an advantage than round one? Also, how do you distinguish round II applicants from regular decision applicants?
Admissions_Sarah -> ParticpantED1 and ED2 are exactly the same except for the dates. We notify the applicants about a month after the ED deadline dates. The regular decision applicants are notified by early April
Nov 04, 20:14:07Participant -> Student_MaddieI am very interested in majoring in music. Is there a specific person I should be in contact with right now?
Student_Maddie -> ParticpantHey emmaziesing:

Contact the chair of the department (website) or any of the faculty members. Or ask me any specific questions you have!
Nov 04, 20:14:23Participant -> Admissions_ArianaAny tips for students during an interview?
Admissions_Ariana -> ParticpantHi Morgan. Just be yourself! We are not looking to trip you up with any of our questions. We use interviews to get to know students better.
Nov 04, 20:14:51Particpant -> Panelist(s)How is your Women's Lacrosse team?!?
Nov 04, 20:15:02Participant -> Admissions_ArianaCan a music supplement hurt your application?
Admissions_Ariana -> ParticpantHi there. We do not admit based on major, so a music supplement cannot hurt your application. It can only help!
Nov 04, 20:15:21Particpant -> Panelist(s)I have a few majors in mind, but I'm not completely sure yet. Does Skidmore have services or programs that would help me decide? And if I do choose a major, would I be able to suddenly decide to add another major?
Nov 04, 20:15:31Participant -> Student_MaddieHi! I went on a campus tour and was interested in your interdisciplinary majors, they sound really unique. Would you mind talking about that a bit?
Student_Maddie -> ParticpantHey Diana:

Which ones? we have like 20!
Nov 04, 20:15:39Participant -> Student_KevinDo Skidmore students usually get jobs during their time there?
Student_Kevin -> ParticpantHey Gupz - I have a job! This is it! I answer questions for incoming and accepted students. All students on financial aid work in the dining hall during their first year and can then broaden horizons beyond d-hall. Yes, though, you can get a job and still manage your time.
Nov 04, 20:16:05Participant -> Student_BrendanHow good is the creative writing department? I am very interested in journalism, short stories, playwriting, etc. Can I major in at least one of these things?
Student_Brendan -> ParticpantAlix - The creative writing department is great! We have short story classes and also script writing. You can not directly major in these, your degree would be English with a focus in one of those.
Nov 04, 20:16:05Participant -> Student_KevinI wanted to know about the Theatre program in Skidmore. In what ways does the college support the performing arts?
Student_Kevin -> ParticpantHey Malakiva - Please check out the Skidmore Theatre website.
Nov 04, 20:16:24Particpant -> Panelist(s)Are off campus interviews possible for international students?
Nov 04, 20:16:31Particpant -> Panelist(s)Are there opportunities to work on campus?
Nov 04, 20:16:40Participant -> Student_KevinI am very interested in the arts: Theater, singing, acting, comedy, etc. Does skidmore offer a good program for my interests?
Student_Kevin -> ParticpantYes, Alexandra, there is a Santa Claus. Check out the theater department website and go from there. There are tons of opportunities for all of the things you mentioned.
Nov 04, 20:16:56Participant -> Admissions_SarahI absolutely LOVE Skidmore. I have great extra-curriculars, awards, recommendations, etc; However, my GPA was affected due to my having depression. Any advice?
Admissions_Sarah -> ParticpantYour entire application will be looked at holistically. We look at your GPA quite closely but look for progress throughout high school. You might want to consider an interview or offer an explanation on your common application to let the committee know the big picture of your academic and social progress. Hope that helps.
Nov 04, 20:17:26Participant -> Admissions_SarahCan the ACT replace the SAT requirement?
Admissions_Sarah -> ParticpantHi May. We will accept either the SAT or ACT
Nov 04, 20:17:35Particpant -> Panelist(s)are there any ASL/Deaf Studies classes/clubs offered at Skidmore?
Nov 04, 20:17:43Particpant -> Panelist(s)Can you study abroad more than once? Would it be a bad choice to do so?
Nov 04, 20:17:44Participant -> Student_KevinI live in NYC, is there school transportation I would be able to take back to the city or would I have to figure out another way?
Student_Kevin -> ParticpantHey Lem - you can take Amtrak to and from school. Or Megabus. Or Greyhound. Skidmore doesn't have any shuttle to and from the city.
Nov 04, 20:18:19Particpant -> Panelist(s)Will my applying to financial aid as an international student affect my acceptance?
Nov 04, 20:18:27Particpant -> Panelist(s)I consider myself to be an academic student (even though my intended major is studio art) and I have decent grades and scores, but I am really really not a math person. I know that I will need to take math, but can are there varying levels of the math required classes?
Nov 04, 20:18:35Particpant -> Panelist(s)I am interested in studying media communications and marketing. Is anything similar offered at Skidmore?
Nov 04, 20:18:42Participant -> Admissions_ArianaMy GPA went down in junior year because of an AP class. I know the first semester of senior year is also important, but the college process is time consuming and my classes are also challenging, so I'm not doing as well as I can be. Will this greatly affect my application?
Admissions_Ariana -> ParticpantHi Lemon. There are many different factors that we consider in our decision-making process, and your GPA, while important, is just one part of that process. We also look for a very challenging academic program, and our accepted students normally have an average GPA of A- or B+ along with a very rigorous course load.
Nov 04, 20:18:42Participant -> Student_MaddieWhat is the biggest thing that you wish you had known before attending Skidmore?
Student_Maddie -> ParticpantHey May:
For me, coming from the West Coast, I should have known about the winters more and how to buy clothes!
Nov 04, 20:18:44Particpant -> Panelist(s)I know that you review applications holistically but what is given more weight than the other? GPA over SAT? Extracurriculars?
Nov 04, 20:18:55Particpant -> Panelist(s)How is the jewish community?
Nov 04, 20:19:15Participant -> Student_Kevinis there a strong campus/community relationship or are things kept fairly separate?
Student_Kevin -> ParticpantHey Sarah! Students are always downtown heck yeah. The campus/community relationship is very strong, with students taking full advantage of the bar and restaurant and coffee house scene. My senior project is actually occurring in a rented space downtown!
Nov 04, 20:19:41Participant -> Student_BrendanWhat happens in the first few weeks at Skidmore for first-years?
Student_Brendan -> ParticpantMadeleine - The first week at Skidmore involves many meetings and information sessions to get new students accustomed to being here. These meetings range from the SexTalk to Fire Safety meetings and everything in-between. There is also a club fair and new students will also meet with everyone living on their floor and in their buildings.
Nov 04, 20:19:45Particpant -> Panelist(s)Hi! I'm an international student. Do I need to submit my midyear report if i apply early decision?
Nov 04, 20:19:46Participant -> Student_KevinHow does the gender imbalance at Skidmore affect your experience, socially or otherwise?
Student_Kevin -> ParticpantHey KS - I don't even notice the gender imbalance. To me, it's just living life and loving living. You just gotta do you.
Nov 04, 20:20:06Particpant -> Panelist(s)Hello! I live far from Skidmore and will, unfortunately, probably not be able to visit the campus. Does visiting make a difference when you review applications? I am very interested, and I would definitely come to visit if I am accepted. Thank you!
Nov 04, 20:20:11Participant -> Admissions_ArianaCould you explain the advantage of ED II vs RD? thanks!
Admissions_Ariana -> ParticpantHi there. If you apply ED II, you will receive your admissions decision about one month after the January 15th application deadline. Students who apply RD will be notified by the end of March.
Nov 04, 20:20:14Particpant -> Panelist(s)How's the school spirit at Skidmore?
Nov 04, 20:20:24Participant -> Admissions_SarahHello, it is a pleasure to talk to you. What are your financial aid opitions for international students?
Admissions_Sarah -> ParticpantHi Vitor. The international application process is quite competitive as last year we received over 1800 applications for about 40 spots. Financial aid is limited but we look have a great diverse community. The porter scholarship is available for international students
Nov 04, 20:20:27Particpant -> Panelist(s)What are some of the main things which cause students to dislike Skidmore or to transfer?
Nov 04, 20:20:33Particpant -> Panelist(s)Hi! I'm submitted my application via the Common App and a Slideroom music supplement for early decision. Skidmore is the place I want to be. I was also planning on sending a physical package to Skidmore with some extra work that I feel really define me as a person. Is sending something physical looked down upon or will hurt my application?
Nov 04, 20:20:35Particpant -> Panelist(s)What is the gender difference at Skidmore?
Nov 04, 20:20:36Participant -> Student_KevinWhat are your favorite things about Skidmore?
Student_Kevin -> ParticpantHey Lemskino - I LOVE the snow and I LOVE the people and I LOVE the squirrels and I LOVE the food and I LOVE the campus.
Nov 04, 20:20:46Particpant -> Panelist(s)From what countries are your international students from?
Nov 04, 20:21:00Participant -> Admissions_ArianaI know that you review applications holistically but what is given more weight than the other? GPA over SAT? Extracurriculars?
Admissions_Ariana -> ParticpantHi Ethi. Your high school transcript is the most important factor on your application, which includes GPA and academic program. After the transcript, everything else is tied for second!
Nov 04, 20:21:08Participant -> Student_BrendanWhat is the best part about being a Skidmore student?
Student_Brendan -> ParticpantPriscilla - It's hard to pick one but I'd have to go with the different theme nights in the dining hall and the chicken fingers every Friday.
Nov 04, 20:21:21Particpant -> Panelist(s)I have been on my high school crew team all 4 years and my school exclusively sculls - I was wondering if I was able to scull any at Skidmore?
Nov 04, 20:21:23Particpant -> Panelist(s)What type of meal plans are at Skidmoee? What about laundry? Do students have to pay for that?
Nov 04, 20:21:26Participant -> Student_MaddieHi, my Name is Tatiya Udomritthiruj but most people call me Guppy. I was wondering what student leadership opportunities do you have and offer at skidmore?
Student_Maddie -> ParticpantHey Guppy,
we have so many leadership opportunites. To give you an example: My sophomore year I was the President of one of the residential halls as well as sat on senate, last year I was the Vice President for Communications & Outreach, and this year I am the senior class secretary. There are so many positions offered that you will be able to find the position of your desire!
Nov 04, 20:21:41Participant -> Admissions_SarahHi may I know the average financial package for an international student at Skidmore? Thanks!
Admissions_Sarah -> ParticpantHi Evie, the fin aid package averages between $30-38K
Nov 04, 20:21:52Particpant -> Panelist(s)Hey Maddie, can you elaborate a bit on winter…aside from clothes, was it hard to adjust? Coming from California and like the idea of seasons but need a reality check!
Nov 04, 20:21:54Particpant -> Panelist(s)What are some of your fondest memories from Skidmore, be it on the town/campus scene?
Nov 04, 20:21:55Particpant -> Panelist(s)Can you schedule an interview after you send in your application? Thanks!
Nov 04, 20:22:02Participant -> Student_KevinWhat is the class environment? How large is the average class? Is it discussion based, lecture based, or research based? What is the most enjoyable characteristics of Skidmore classes?
Student_Kevin -> ParticpantHey Dani - Classes are frequently ratio'd 14 students to 1 professor. So classes are small. As for format, that varies based on the class. Most importantly, the classes are NOT competitive. Everyone wants the best for their classmates and for everyone in the room to succeed.
Nov 04, 20:22:09Particpant -> Panelist(s)what are your favorite Skidmore traditions?
Nov 04, 20:22:11Participant -> Admissions_ArianaHello! I live far from Skidmore and will, unfortunately, probably not be able to visit the campus. Does visiting make a difference when you review applications? I am very interested, and I would definitely come to visit if I am accepted. Thank you!
Admissions_Ariana -> ParticpantHi Judy. We do track demonstrated interest, including campus visits, but we understand that not every student can come to campus to visit. This will not be the most important factor on your application.
Nov 04, 20:22:15Participant -> Student_MaddieIs Environmental Studies/Science a popular major?
Student_Maddie -> ParticpantHey Rachel:

Environmental Studies is not the most popular major per say, but its popularity is growing each year.
Nov 04, 20:22:21Participant -> Student_BrendanHow is your Women's Lacrosse team?!?
Student_Brendan -> Particpantsslate - Our Women's Lacrosse team is very young and getting better very quickly. After not having a great performance last year they rebounded in their fall season this year going 2-1.
Nov 04, 20:22:47Particpant -> Panelist(s)What is your favorite part about Skidmore/what made it different from other colleges you were considering?
Nov 04, 20:23:14Participant -> Student_KevinHow manageable is it to double major in theater and english? Can you double major and easily study abroad?
Student_Kevin -> ParticpantHey hbl - It's very manageable, if you're willing to time manage and work that out. Both are big degrees and require equally heavy workloads. Yes, you can double major and study abroad.
Nov 04, 20:23:39Particpant -> Panelist(s)How are dorms?
Nov 04, 20:23:43Particpant -> Panelist(s)honestly, what's your least favorite thing about skidmore?
Nov 04, 20:23:55Particpant -> Panelist(s)Is there any running teams/clubs at Skidmore? I run XC and track and was just curious if there was any sort of running community at the school.
Nov 04, 20:24:05Particpant -> Panelist(s)Do students and professors have strong bonds?
Nov 04, 20:24:24Particpant -> Panelist(s)How good would you say the pre-med program is at Skidmore?
Nov 04, 20:24:28Participant -> Admissions_ArianaFor the SATs, do you focus mainly on the critical reading/math scores or do you also take the writing into account? I know that for a few schools the writing score is not taken into account, so I was just wondering if this was the case at Skidmore! Thanks again!
Admissions_Ariana -> ParticpantHi Emma. We do look at all three sections, but we are more interested in seeing consistent performance in your English classes than in one score on the writing section of the SAT.
Nov 04, 20:24:33Participant -> Admissions_SarahI come from a very competitive school where when I graduate, I will earn 2 years of college credits and I will earn an associates degree. Because the classes are so hard, how much of a role will that play in my application? Especially since my grades are a little bit lower than the average high school grade a student might receive.
Admissions_Sarah -> ParticpantWe value the strength of the academic program as well as the consistency of grades. We would rather see Bs in harder classes than As in standard level classes. Hope that helps.
Nov 04, 20:24:56Particpant -> Panelist(s)Are there any ski mountains close to the campus/how is the ski club?
Nov 04, 20:25:00Participant -> Student_BrendanIf I have a personal vendetta against sports will I still have to do a serious sport or are there sports options for non-athletic, non-coordinated people like me?
Student_Brendan -> ParticpantGhostUnderASheet - There are athletic possibilities for everyone of every ability here at Skidmore from beginners classes for credit or not and also groups of equally minded people who get together for exercise.
Nov 04, 20:25:51Participant -> Admissions_SarahDo you have interviews for international students?
Admissions_Sarah -> ParticpantHi Teresa. Interviews are not usually available for all the international students if they haven't interviewed with one of our directors on the road.
Nov 04, 20:26:00Participant -> Student_KevinHi I am DaeNia from Trinidad and Tobago.I want to know if Skidmore does exchange programs with other universities internationally?
Student_Kevin -> ParticpantHey DaeNia - Yes, we do! We have IES centers in three places!
Nov 04, 20:26:19Particpant -> Panelist(s)How is life on campus during the weekends? Are there many activities and things going on?
Nov 04, 20:26:48Participant -> Admissions_SarahIs your net price calculator accurate?
Admissions_Sarah -> ParticpantSarah, it is pretty accurate but again a conversation with the FA department can always happen
Nov 04, 20:26:57Participant -> Student_MaddieHow common is it to have a self-determined major? What is the process in creating the major?
Student_Maddie -> ParticpantHey Madeleine: it is possible to do a self-determined major.

The process starts with finding which departments you would like to use and what classes we offer that would be perfect for your degree. You pick advisors from each of the departments you use and create a proposal that is submitted to the SDM department. From their you need to get approval.
Nov 04, 20:27:16Particpant -> Panelist(s)How has your experience in skidmore been like so far?
Nov 04, 20:27:16Particpant -> Panelist(s)(for Admissions_Sarah): how could I interview with one of the directors?
Nov 04, 20:27:19Participant -> Student_BrendanHow are the dorms freshman year?
Student_Brendan -> ParticpantEmily_OConnor - The dorms are fantastic! you will never have to share a bathroom with more than 7 people and as few as 3. The rooms are built to house three people as most freshman begin in triples but generally end up in doubles. Having a double in a room big enough for three is unbelievable
Nov 04, 20:27:34Particpant -> Panelist(s)Can I submit both SAT and ACT scores?
Nov 04, 20:27:43Particpant -> Panelist(s)How diverse is Skidmore?
Nov 04, 20:28:02Participant -> Admissions_SarahIs it possible for international students to get off campus interviews? I live in Guatemala and I don't know any alumni but I would love to have an interview. How can that be arranged?
Admissions_Sarah -> ParticpantHi Dani, international off campus interviews are very limited. If you would be interested in more information you can contact Ken Dunbar in our office kdunbar@skidmore.edu
Nov 04, 20:28:03Particpant -> Panelist(s)Are interviews a part of the application process and if so, do they play a big role in the final decision? How do I go about applying for one?
Nov 04, 20:28:12Participant -> Admissions_ArianaI know the college essay is important in showing colleges something about you that they otherwise wouldn't know. I heard that the essay is supposed to be more casual and less formal. Is this true, or, for example, would including more vocabulary words be important?
Admissions_Ariana -> ParticpantHi Lemon. For your essay, you should use a writing style that you are comfortable with and that allows you to make your points clearly and effectively.
Nov 04, 20:28:35Participant -> Admissions_ArianaCan you schedule an interview after you send in your application? Thanks!
Admissions_Ariana -> ParticpantHi Ellie. We offer interviews through the end of January, so yes!
Nov 04, 20:28:59Participant -> Student_KevinHow is life on campus during the weekends? Are there many activities and things going on?
Student_Kevin -> ParticpantHey George! Yes, there's plenty to do on the weekends! Whether it's a comedy show or a sports game or an a cappella jam. Students often take Sundays off to rest and catch up on homework, either on campus or downtown. xo
Nov 04, 20:29:00Participant -> Student_MaddieDoes Skidmore offer pre-medical school?
Student_Maddie -> Particpantomgitsvany!!

We have a pre-med track at skidmore through our Health Professionals Advisory Committee. You don't have to be a major in the sciences to be on the pre-med track!
Nov 04, 20:29:03Participant -> Admissions_ArianaHi! I'm submitted my application via the Common App and a Slideroom music supplement for early decision. Skidmore is the place I want to be. I was also planning on sending a physical package to Skidmore with some extra work that I feel really define me as a person. Is sending something physical looked down upon or will hurt my application?
Admissions_Ariana -> ParticpantHi Brendan. This will not hurt your application. More information is always better than less!
Nov 04, 20:29:10Participant -> Admissions_SarahI have been on my high school crew team all 4 years and my school exclusively sculls - I was wondering if I was able to scull any at Skidmore?
Admissions_Sarah -> ParticpantThere are opportunities to crew here. A great competitive crew team but also classes for beginners
Nov 04, 20:29:27Participant -> Student_BrendanIs there any running teams/clubs at Skidmore? I run XC and track and was just curious if there was any sort of running community at the school.
Student_Brendan -> ParticpantBrendanW - We do have a running club here on campus that has a pretty sizable following. There are also a lot of races held in town and there were many Skidmore students that participated in the NY Marathon.
Nov 04, 20:29:41Participant -> Admissions_SarahHi! I'm an international student. Do I need to submit my midyear report if i apply early decision?
Admissions_Sarah -> ParticpantWe will need to see at least your first quarter or any grades that are available by December 1
Nov 04, 20:30:19Participant -> Student_BrendanHow's the school spirit at Skidmore?
Student_Brendan -> ParticpantBryan - The school spirit is very good overall. Everyone loves being a part of Skidmore and the community and its tough to walk around and not see green and yellow all over the campus.
Nov 04, 20:30:48Participant -> Admissions_ArianaI am applying as a transfer student. What elements of a transfer application are weighted most heavily? In general and in terms of high school v. college.
Admissions_Ariana -> ParticpantHi there. For transfer applicants, your college transcript is the most important factor, but we consider all parts of your application!
Nov 04, 20:30:48Participant -> Student_MaddieIs there a strong jewish community on campus?
Student_Maddie -> ParticpantHey Dani:

We do, Hillel is a very prominent club on campus and have a lot of programs. About 20% of the student body identifies as Jewish.
Nov 04, 20:30:56Participant -> Student_KevinWhat type of meal plans are at Skidmoee? What about laundry? Do students have to pay for that?
Student_Kevin -> ParticpantEvery student who lives in the dorms is on an unlimited meal plan. If you're in one of the on-campus apartments or living off campus, you can either be on a half-ish meal plan or no meal plan at all! And yes, you have to pay for laundry - $3 for a wash and dry.
Nov 04, 20:31:08Particpant -> Panelist(s)I know that there is a lot of snow at Skidmore but I was just wondering if people take advantage of this and have fun outside or do they just mope around and complain about how cold it is?
Nov 04, 20:31:42Participant -> Admissions_SarahWhat is the gender difference at Skidmore?
Admissions_Sarah -> ParticpantOur campus is quite balanced. 55% female 45% male
Nov 04, 20:31:49Particpant -> Panelist(s)I will be taking classes towards pursuing a medical degree. What percentage of students that enters as pre-med go on to med school?
Nov 04, 20:31:55Particpant -> Panelist(s)Are all students considered for scholarships upon applying to Skidmore or are there separate applications? Are they due at the same time?
Nov 04, 20:32:02Participant -> Admissions_ArianaWhat qualities are you looking for in a Common App essay, since you don't have a supplement?
Admissions_Ariana -> ParticpantHi Caroline. The Common App essay is a great opportunity for you to teach us something about yourself that we might not learn from the rest of your application materials. We are looking for this essay to be well-written and thoughtful.
Nov 04, 20:32:12Particpant -> Panelist(s)Do you guys have a lot of group projects, or is the work more independent? Is it a balance between everything?
Nov 04, 20:32:14Particpant -> Panelist(s)good evening !
Nov 04, 20:32:19Particpant -> Panelist(s)Do you ever have representatives hold interviews off campus, in cities such as Washington DC? Thank you for your time!
Nov 04, 20:32:22Participant -> Student_KevinCan you tell me about any acapella groups on campus?
Student_Kevin -> ParticpantHey Laine - there are 6 - 2 all-female, 1 all-male, 1 co-ed, 1 co-ed for charity and one all-inclusive. The forst 5 are very competitive with auditions at the top of every semester. xo
Nov 04, 20:32:30Particpant -> Panelist(s)Do you know what the most popular majors are, if any?
Nov 04, 20:32:37Particpant -> Panelist(s)Are there lots of fruits and vegetables available often?
Nov 04, 20:32:47Particpant -> Panelist(s)What is the academic support like for students with learning issues?
Nov 04, 20:32:49Particpant -> Panelist(s)Do you have a Tennis Team?
Nov 04, 20:33:07Particpant -> Panelist(s)hello i wanted to know if there is a possibility to play Horse polo in skidmore? thanks
Nov 04, 20:33:13Particpant -> Panelist(s)I am madly in love with Skidmore and I am applying ED. I have interviewed, visited campus, and sent in all of my application information. Is there anything else I should be doing?
Nov 04, 20:33:22Participant -> Student_MaddieI am not 100% sure what I want to major in, but I have ideas. How convenient is it to switch classes and take classes that you're not planning on majoring in but still interested in, even after you've chosen your major?
Student_Maddie -> ParticpantHey annaliese:
I switched my majors twice before settling to a double major in business and music. SO IT IS POSSIBLE to change and also explore other departments/classes whilst declared.
Nov 04, 20:33:37Particpant -> Panelist(s)Does Skidmore help you get internships that relate to your major? for example I'm interested into going into Psychology and was wondering if Skidmore would help me get a internship somewhere.
Nov 04, 20:33:39Participant -> Admissions_SarahHi. How is the alumni network at Skidmore? Do they connect students with opportunities and internships?
Admissions_Sarah -> ParticpantGreat. There is a Career Jam on campus and off campus opportunities to connect with alumni. Many internships are available via alumni support and they are quite active once they leave campus
Nov 04, 20:34:15Particpant -> Panelist(s)What is the application deadline to be considered for Merit Scholarships?
Nov 04, 20:34:24Particpant -> Panelist(s)What is the surrounding neighborhood/community like? What do students do off campus?
Nov 04, 20:34:37Participant -> Student_MaddieIs the divide between the international students and American students quite evident?
Student_Maddie -> ParticpantHey Vis_El17: NO DIVIDE
Nov 04, 20:34:55Participant -> Student_KevinHello, I'm Nick Young. I have applied to Skidmore RD. How stressful do you think the workload on a weekly basis at Skidmore is? Skidmore is known for lots of drug use. Reviews said that many dorms smelling like weed etc. Do you find that for somebody has trouble fitting in if they want to avoid that? Also for RD applicants around what time would they hear back?
Student_Kevin -> ParticpantHey Nick Young, I'm Kev Berry. The workload is not stressful, if you know how to time manage well, though some weeks are much heavier than others. Also, you don't need to worry about your concerns about the smell of the dorms. You don't have to get involved in any scene you don't want to. And RD applicants hear back in late March, early April.
Nov 04, 20:34:55Participant -> Admissions_ArianaHello, I was wondering what resources and opportunities Skidmore provides for exercise science majors, and how the school helps students get into the physical/occupational therapy track. Thanks
Admissions_Ariana -> ParticpantHi Emily. Skidmore has a Health Professions Advisory Committee (HPAC), which helps students who are pursuing any health field, including physical therapy. We also offer an articulation agreement for physical therapy with Sage graduate school. You can find more information here: click here and here: click here.
Nov 04, 20:35:14Participant -> Admissions_Sarahhow many people apply each year for the filene music scholarship?
Admissions_Sarah -> ParticpantWe usually get between 200-300 applicants. 35-40 people are called back for auditions in early April
Nov 04, 20:35:38Participant -> Student_BrendanAbout the night life - I don't love going out and partying. Are there other people at Skidmore who don't enjoy partying and would rather do something else?
Student_Brendan -> ParticpantEmma_Silberman - There are a lot more people who feel like you than you would think. The school offers many dry events such as concerts, movie screenings, poetry readings, etc. In town there is also a new movie theatre, sporting events, and lots of shops and restaurants.
Nov 04, 20:35:58Participant -> Student_KevinWhat are some of your fondest memories from Skidmore, be it on the town/campus scene?
Student_Kevin -> ParticpantHey Emma - My fondest memory, probably, is with my best friend Alexia, we went to Compton's Diner in town. Compton's opens at 3am! We went at opening. Just a great memory.
Nov 04, 20:36:03Particpant -> Panelist(s)What do most students choose as a major when considering to go into medicine?
Nov 04, 20:36:03Participant -> Student_MaddieCan you name some of the more unique clubs on campus?
Student_Maddie -> ParticpantParanormal Club
Circus Club
Skidaiko
Anime Club
Skwizards
etc.

We have almost 120 clubs!
Nov 04, 20:36:11Participant -> Admissions_ArianaI am madly in love with Skidmore and I am applying ED. I have interviewed, visited campus, and sent in all of my application information. Is there anything else I should be doing?
Admissions_Ariana -> ParticpantHi Tess. It sounds like you have done everything right so far! Please feel free to send us any updates throughout the next few weeks, but other than that, you are all set.
Nov 04, 20:36:29Participant -> Student_BrendanDo you have a Tennis Team?
Student_Brendan -> ParticpantNigel - Yes we do have a tennis team you can find out more about them from here
Nov 04, 20:36:42Particpant -> Panelist(s)How many applicants do you usually receive for the porter scholarship? The S3M?
Nov 04, 20:36:47Particpant -> Panelist(s)Maddie said that you don't have to be a major in the sciences to be on the pre-med track- how would this work?
Nov 04, 20:37:10Participant -> Student_MaddieKind of a random question, but can you request a roommate? Also, how many students share a room?
Student_Maddie -> ParticpantHey Lemon:
For first years, they live with one or two other students in their room. (triples or doubles)
Nov 04, 20:37:18Particpant -> Panelist(s)Do you have a quiddich team?
Nov 04, 20:38:37Participant -> Student_MaddieI've been playing violin since I was 8, and I don't necessarily want to major in music, but I still want to be involved in an orchestra and/or private lessons. Would I be able to join an orchestra easily/take private lessons?
Student_Maddie -> ParticpantHey Emma: ABSOLUTELY!
Nov 04, 20:38:42Participant -> Admissions_ArianaI have a few majors in mind, but I'm not completely sure yet. Does Skidmore have services or programs that would help me decide? And if I do choose a major, would I be able to suddenly decide to add another major?
Admissions_Ariana -> ParticpantHi Lemon. Your academic advisor is a great resource when you are choosing a major. Our distribution requirements are also helpful because they give you the chance to try out many different academic areas while still fulfilling graduation requirements. Students must declare a major by the end of sophomore year, but they can still make changes after that.
Nov 04, 20:38:48Participant -> Admissions_SarahHi, i am applying to skidmore ED. Throughout my life i have been trying to do something worthwhile with my passions and hobbies.I take orders from people for a variety of cakes, cookies and brownies and then donate all the money that i make in the process to an orphanage. Will i be able to continue something like this at skidmore? What kind of community service do the students at skidmore do?
Admissions_Sarah -> ParticpantThat is awesome! You would have great opportunities here to give back to the community. Skidmore Cares is our campus wide philantrophy that gives back to Saratoga shelters, kids and so much more. There is even chances to bake and cook in the dining hall.
Nov 04, 20:39:02Participant -> Admissions_ArianaCan I submit both SAT and ACT scores?
Admissions_Ariana -> ParticpantHi Lemon. You can submit both SAT and ACT scores. If you do, we will consider the stronger score of the two.
Nov 04, 20:39:19Participant -> Student_BrendanDo students and professors have strong bonds?
Student_Brendan -> ParticpantTess - Students and professors tend to have really close relationships that is seen within the classroom but also extends outwards. I personally have been to professors houses on three different occasions for dinners or discussions.
Nov 04, 20:39:44Participant -> Admissions_Sarah(for Admissions_Sarah): how could I interview with one of the directors?
Admissions_Sarah -> ParticpantInterviews at this time are given on campus.
Nov 04, 20:39:45Participant -> Student_KevinStudents.........do you feel the Skidmore campus is fairly inclusive or is it more "clickish"?
Student_Kevin -> ParticpantHey Sarah - the student body is very inclusive - and while there aren't necessarily cliques (this isn't high school) - there are definitely large friend groups that don't always interact because that's the way the cookie crumbles, ya feel?
Nov 04, 20:40:48Participant -> Student_Brendanhello i wanted to know if there is a possibility to play Horse polo in skidmore? thanks
Student_Brendan -> Particpantjulien - We have both a class in Horse Polo as well as a club team. There are also teams in town for those who are looking to play at an even higher level.
Nov 04, 20:40:50Participant -> Student_Kevinwhat are your favorite Skidmore traditions?
Student_Kevin -> ParticpantMy favorite Skidmore tradition is Fun Day, DaeNia. Just a day of fun!
Nov 04, 20:40:57Participant -> Admissions_ArianaAre all students considered for scholarships upon applying to Skidmore or are there separate applications? Are they due at the same time?
Admissions_Ariana -> ParticpantHi Sara. For need-based financial aid, you must submit the FAFSA and CSS profile to our financial aid office to be considered. For our two merit scholarships (Filene for music and Porter for math and science), you must apply by selecting them on our member page on Common App and following the instructions provided there.
Nov 04, 20:41:20Participant -> Student_KevinFrom what countries are your international students from?
Student_Kevin -> ParticpantEmily - students come from 66 different countries!
Nov 04, 20:41:27Participant -> Admissions_SarahDo you ever have representatives hold interviews off campus, in cities such as Washington DC? Thank you for your time!
Admissions_Sarah -> ParticpantHi Judy, we will be in the DC area conducting interviews on December 5th and 6th. If you email me at sireland@skidmore.edu I will be able to set up a time for you to interview with one of us. Where do you go to school?
Nov 04, 20:42:02Participant -> Student_Kevinwhat's the one top best thing about skidmore?
Student_Kevin -> ParticpantHey Liz - the one top best thing about Skidmore is the green in the late summer. So warm and fun and crowded and nice.
Nov 04, 20:42:07Particpant -> Panelist(s)helloo! i wanted to know if there is a horse polo team at skidmore?? thank you
Nov 04, 20:43:10Participant -> Admissions_ArianaAre interviews a part of the application process and if so, do they play a big role in the final decision? How do I go about applying for one?
Admissions_Ariana -> ParticpantHi Sara. We recommend doing an interview because it gives us a chance to get to know you on a more personal level. To interview on campus, you can call the admissions office at (518) 580-5570 to request one. You can also request an off-campus interview at this link: here.
Nov 04, 20:43:26Participant -> Admissions_SarahDo super score the act to calculate the highest composite?
Admissions_Sarah -> ParticpantHi KR. We will take the highest composite but do not superscore the composite
Nov 04, 20:43:40Particpant -> Panelist(s)Hello,
Nov 04, 20:43:45Particpant -> Panelist(s)Hello,
Nov 04, 20:43:58Participant -> Admissions_SarahWhat is the application deadline to be considered for Merit Scholarships?
Admissions_Sarah -> ParticpantNovember 15th for ED1 and January 15th for regular and ED2
Nov 04, 20:44:02Particpant -> Panelist(s)Hello everyone,
Nov 04, 20:44:04Particpant -> Panelist(s)What do you think sets Skidmore apart from other colleges? What are some interesting/fun Skidmore traditions?
Nov 04, 20:44:14Particpant -> Panelist(s)I noticed that your art supplement does not include creative writing. Do you have scholarships or another way I can incorporate it into my application?
Nov 04, 20:44:17Participant -> Admissions_SarahHow many applicants do you usually receive for the porter scholarship? The S3M?
Admissions_Sarah -> ParticpantUsually about 300-400 applicants
Nov 04, 20:44:31Participant -> Student_MaddieI'm interested in possibly studying art, specifically photography. Skidmore has a huge reputation for having fantastic arts programs, and I was just curious as to how I would be able to study film photography?
Student_Maddie -> ParticpantHey Alex:

We actually concentrate on digital photography and have an amazing facility. Also if you are interested in film photography, we get discounts at the downtown Saratoga darkroom.
Nov 04, 20:45:29Participant -> Student_KevinHello,
Student_Kevin -> ParticpantView my VideoAnswer: Click Here
Nov 04, 20:45:32Particpant -> Panelist(s)Since i live in India, it will not be possible for me to come to the campus for an interview. Is there any other possible way by which i could have an interview?
Nov 04, 20:45:34Particpant -> Panelist(s)Hi! When I went to campus to take a tour, they told us a little bit about freshman seminars. Could one of the students expand on what they are and how they helped the adjustment into Skidmore? Thank you!
Nov 04, 20:45:57Particpant -> Panelist(s)hello
Nov 04, 20:46:03Participant -> Student_KevinAre there lots of fruits and vegetables available often?
Student_Kevin -> ParticpantView my VideoAnswer: Click Here
Nov 04, 20:46:31Participant -> Admissions_ArianaHow is the dance program at Skidmore? Would it be easy to link it with another major, such as psychology or education?
Admissions_Ariana -> ParticpantHi Mailys. Backstage Magazine recently named Skidmore's dance program one of the top 5 dance programs in the country, alongside Juilliard and Oberlin! Among our faculty are former dancers with the NYC Ballet, Martha Graham dance company, and American Ballet Theatre. Many dance majors choose to double major, so it is definitely possible to double major in dance and psychology or dance and education.
Nov 04, 20:46:31Participant -> Admissions_SarahWhat causes are students passionate about? What are the students trying to change both on campus and globally?
Admissions_Sarah -> ParticpantDivestment, environmental issues, getting a job
Nov 04, 20:46:39Participant -> Student_Brendanhow was the equestrian team? Is it hard to get in? I ride and have been riding on and off most of my life but I don't know if I'm "pro" enough.
Student_Brendan -> ParticpantLele - You do not have to be "pro" to ride here at Skidmore. There are horseback riding classes for credit and also clubs and of course the team. All of these are options that are open to people of all skill levels.
Nov 04, 20:47:27Participant -> Student_Kevinwould you say academically that skidmore is a competitive or cutthroat place? or are students generally supportive of each other?
Student_Kevin -> ParticpantCaroline - students are very supportive of one another. We're all here to learn so we support and learn from and teach one another so that we can all be the best we can be.
Nov 04, 20:47:29Particpant -> Panelist(s)I go to Sherwood High School in Sandy Spring, Maryland. I will email soon to arrange an interview. Thank you very much!
Nov 04, 20:47:31Participant -> Admissions_ArianaI noticed that your art supplement does not include creative writing. Do you have scholarships or another way I can incorporate it into my application?
Admissions_Ariana -> ParticpantHi there. We do not offer a creative writing scholarship. However, if you would like to submit some samples of your writing as a supplement to your application, you can email those to admissions@skidmore.edu.
Nov 04, 20:47:54Participant -> Student_KevinHow much time do students typically spend on doing homework?
Student_Kevin -> Particpant2-3 hours per credit hour per week is about right!
Nov 04, 20:47:59Particpant -> Panelist(s)Do you guys superscore the ACT? For example, if the first time someone got a 30 for reading and a 31 for science, then the second time they got a 32 for reading and 30 for science, would you guys take the 32 and 31? Or by superscoring do you mean the higher composite ACT?
Nov 04, 20:48:15Particpant -> Panelist(s)How competitive is it to be accepted into dance workshops? Are there other performance opportunities for dancers not in faculty work?
Nov 04, 20:48:38Particpant -> Panelist(s)The worsts and the bests about skidmore?
Nov 04, 20:49:07Participant -> Student_Brendanhelloo! i wanted to know if there is a horse polo team at skidmore?? thank you
Student_Brendan -> Particpantjulien - We do not have a varisty Horse Polo team but there is an intramural team.
Nov 04, 20:49:09Participant -> Admissions_ArianaDo you guys superscore the ACT? For example, if the first time someone got a 30 for reading and a 31 for science, then the second time they got a 32 for reading and 30 for science, would you guys take the 32 and 31? Or by superscoring do you mean the higher composite ACT?
Admissions_Ariana -> ParticpantHi Lemon. We do not superscore the ACT, but we do superscore the SAT.
Nov 04, 20:49:17Particpant -> Panelist(s)What is Saratoga like? Is there a lot to do around town? If so, can you list specifics please? Thanks!
Nov 04, 20:49:57Participant -> Student_MaddieHow diverse is the student body?
Student_Maddie -> ParticpantHey Hesan,
21% of students are of color
2/3 of students are not from the northeast
66 different countries
Nov 04, 20:50:04Participant -> Admissions_SarahSince i live in India, it will not be possible for me to come to the campus for an interview. Is there any other possible way by which i could have an interview?
Admissions_Sarah -> ParticpantWell, it is not usually possible since there are over 1000 international applications. Feel free to reach out to Dean Mendes in the admissions office
Nov 04, 20:50:20Particpant -> Panelist(s)Do you have any student-run theatre groups or performances? I'm interested in acting and playwriting but not majoring or minoring in theatre.
Nov 04, 20:50:31Participant -> Student_MaddieI am not interested in majoring in art, but I am interested in drawing, painting, and producing art. Am I still able to do that while pursuing a different major?
Student_Maddie -> ParticpantYES! you can minor or just take classes in whatever you like!
Nov 04, 20:50:38Particpant -> Panelist(s)Is there a fencing team or club?
Nov 04, 20:50:47Particpant -> Panelist(s)Thank you very much for having this live chat. It has been helpful to read answers to other people's questions. I am wondering if Skidmore offers club or intramural field hockey or sailing? Thank you again. AM
Nov 04, 20:50:55Particpant -> Panelist(s)Are your interviews only in person or are phone/skype interviews an option?
Nov 04, 20:51:00Participant -> Student_KevinDo students normally have a select few friends or a big group of friends?
Student_Kevin -> ParticpantView my VideoAnswer: Click Here
Nov 04, 20:51:04Participant -> Admissions_SarahI go to Sherwood High School in Sandy Spring, Maryland. I will email soon to arrange an interview. Thank you very much!
Admissions_Sarah -> ParticpantGreat Judy. I look forward to setting up an interview for you for our December trip to DC.
Nov 04, 20:51:07Particpant -> Panelist(s)do you have a quiddich team?
Nov 04, 20:51:32Participant -> Student_MaddieHow does the gender imbalance at Skidmore affect your experience, socially or otherwise?
Student_Maddie -> ParticpantHey KS: honestly I don't notice it...
Nov 04, 20:51:43Participant -> Student_KevinDo you have any student-run theatre groups or performances? I'm interested in acting and playwriting but not majoring or minoring in theatre.
Student_Kevin -> ParticpantHey Celtic Ink - yes, we do!
Nov 04, 20:52:37Particpant -> Panelist(s)@Kevin. Can you describe the options for student-run theatre?
Nov 04, 20:52:38Particpant -> Panelist(s)Why did you choose skidmore?
Nov 04, 20:52:51Particpant -> Panelist(s)How many minors can you have?
Nov 04, 20:53:21Particpant -> Panelist(s)I have to leave now, but thank all of you for your time. Your participation speaks loudly for Skidmore! :)
Nov 04, 20:53:27Particpant -> Panelist(s)Is it common for students to double major in completely unassociated topics
Nov 04, 20:53:56Participant -> Student_Kevin @Kevin. Can you describe the options for student-run theatre?
Student_Kevin -> ParticpantCeltic Ink - there's the Cab Troupe, which puts on a musical every semester. And of course, you can be involved in the theater department without being a major or a minor.
Nov 04, 20:54:01Participant -> Admissions_ArianaHow competitive is it to be accepted into dance workshops? Are there other performance opportunities for dancers not in faculty work?
Admissions_Ariana -> ParticpantHi Hannah. We have some extremely talented dancers at Skidmore, so the dance workshops are competitive. However, we have 7 different dance clubs, some of which require auditions and some of which don't. You can check them out here.
Nov 04, 20:54:16Participant -> Admissions_SarahThank you very much for having this live chat. It has been helpful to read answers to other people's questions. I am wondering if Skidmore offers club or intramural field hockey or sailing? Thank you again. AM
Admissions_Sarah -> ParticpantAt this point there is not a field hockey team but I am sure it wouldn't be hard to start one. Sailing Club..yes on Saratoga Lake. I am headed to the field hockey semifinals tomorrow to watch our awesome team
Nov 04, 20:54:22Particpant -> Panelist(s)Hi, would u say students at skidmore have quite a wide range of courses (within their major) to choose from?
Nov 04, 20:54:27Participant -> Student_KevinI have to leave now, but thank all of you for your time. Your participation speaks loudly for Skidmore! :)
Student_Kevin -> ParticpantView my VideoAnswer: click here)
Nov 04, 20:54:28Participant -> Student_BrendanIs there a fencing team or club?
Student_Brendan -> Particpantoceane - We do not currently have a fencing team or club but you're more than welcome to start one!
Nov 04, 20:54:45Participant -> Admissions_SarahI have to leave now, but thank all of you for your time. Your participation speaks loudly for Skidmore! :)
Admissions_Sarah -> ParticpantBye Sarah!
Nov 04, 20:55:11Participant -> Admissions_ArianaAre your interviews only in person or are phone/skype interviews an option?
Admissions_Ariana -> ParticpantHi Sara. At this point, we only offer in-person interviews with admissions counselors on campus or alumni in your area.
Nov 04, 20:55:39Participant -> Student_Maddiedo you all interact with other NY colleges outside of sporting events and debates...like just to socialize?
Student_Maddie -> ParticpantHey DaeNia:

YEA!We work with the NY6 Consortium which is 6 liberal arts colleges that work together.
Nov 04, 20:55:40Participant -> Student_KevinWhy did you choose skidmore?
Student_Kevin -> ParticpantHey Emily - I chose Skidmore because I wanted an intense theater program that wasn't a conservatory and where I could also explore the opportunity to explore other majors besides theater and loudly and happily be myself. Hope this helps.
Nov 04, 20:55:53Skidmore -> EveryoneWow! Some great questions are coming in. This is last call, we'll end in five minutes, so please submit your final questions now.
Nov 04, 20:56:50Particpant -> Panelist(s)if there was anything you learnt at skidmore that would change your life what would it be?
Nov 04, 20:56:52Particpant -> Panelist(s)What one common thng would guys say you like most about skidmore
Nov 04, 20:57:11Particpant -> Panelist(s)How does the mentoring program work, I've heard of it and I was very interested! Is it between seniors and freshmen?
Nov 04, 20:57:14Particpant -> Panelist(s)I want to visit if/when I get accepted. Are there good times early next year in the spring to visit and is there an opportunity to see what it is like to be a student at Skidmore before fully committing?
Nov 04, 20:57:16Participant -> Student_MaddieHey Maddie, can you elaborate a bit on winter…aside from clothes, was it hard to adjust? Coming from California and like the idea of seasons but need a reality check!
Student_Maddie -> ParticpantHey laine:
I just had to remember to buy my jackets in New York and not in California. LAYERing LAYERing LAYERing is key for the winter. I honestly love the four seasons!
Nov 04, 20:57:47Particpant -> Panelist(s)What is your craziest/most fun Skidmore story?
Nov 04, 20:57:54Particpant -> Panelist(s)What was the first few on campus as a freshman like? Intimidating? Making friends? Exciting?
Nov 04, 20:58:03Particpant -> Panelist(s)THANK YOU SKIDMORE : )
Nov 04, 20:58:04Particpant -> Panelist(s)Do you have to have four years of a language if you received a 5 on an AP language test?
Nov 04, 20:58:12Particpant -> Panelist(s)[RETURNED]How does the mentoring program work, I've heard of it and I was very interested! Is it between seniors and freshmen?
Nov 04, 20:58:15Particpant -> Panelist(s)How do you help students with learning differences?
Nov 04, 20:58:39Participant -> Student_Maddiehey there guys! I have a small question for you how much does it snow each year? I have always been in love with winter but sadly it doesn't snow down here in Tennessee! How much snow or what snow activities do you guys have?
Student_Maddie -> ParticpantLele:
19 inches on average... BUT we have covered walkways!!!
Nov 04, 20:58:39Participant -> Student_BrendanWhat is campus like?
Student_Brendan -> Particpantamh42 - Campus physically is very beautiful and in terms of the people is very inviting and friendly.
Nov 04, 20:59:02Particpant -> Panelist(s)Hello ! I'd like to study political science, more specifically, international relations. I'm also interested in communications. Do you think my academic interests fit into the Skidmore scene?
Nov 04, 20:59:02Participant -> Student_KevinTHANK YOU SKIDMORE : )
Student_Kevin -> ParticpantView my VideoAnswer: click here)
Nov 04, 20:59:25Particpant -> Panelist(s)Thank you
Nov 04, 20:59:31Particpant -> Panelist(s)Thank you for holding this livechat! Sorry for asking so many questions, haha.
Nov 04, 20:59:41Particpant -> Panelist(s)Thank you for your time and insight!
Nov 04, 20:59:53Participant -> Student_MaddieWhat is like majoring in neuroscience? Can students start research first year?
Student_Maddie -> ParticpantHey Simon: you can start research your second semester of your first year
Nov 04, 21:00:13Participant -> Admissions_ArianaI want to visit if/when I get accepted. Are there good times early next year in the spring to visit and is there an opportunity to see what it is like to be a student at Skidmore before fully committing?
Admissions_Ariana -> ParticpantHi Sara. We have three different Accepted Candidate Days in the spring, and if admitted you will receive that information in your acceptance packet. Many professors also open their classes to visiting students in the spring, and the open classes are marked on the master course schedule on the registrar's website. We also include a list of these classes in every visit folder when you come to campus in the spring.
Nov 04, 21:00:14Participant -> Student_KevinThank you for holding this livechat! Sorry for asking so many questions, haha.
Student_Kevin -> ParticpantView my VideoAnswer: click here Sorry for asking so many questions haha.
Nov 04, 21:00:28Participant -> Student_KevinThank you for your time and insight!
Student_Kevin -> Particpantyou got it dude
Nov 04, 21:00:43Participant -> Admissions_SarahDo you have to have four years of a language if you received a 5 on an AP language test?
Admissions_Sarah -> ParticpantWe do prefer that you have taken at least 3 years and congrats on the 5!
Nov 04, 21:00:47Participant -> Student_KevinThank you
Student_Kevin -> ParticpantView my VideoAnswer: click here
Nov 04, 21:00:51Particpant -> Panelist(s)Thanks a lot you guys were really helpful :)
Nov 04, 21:00:56Participant -> Admissions_SarahThank you for holding this livechat! Sorry for asking so many questions, haha.
Admissions_Sarah -> ParticpantThank you! Good research!
Nov 04, 21:00:56Participant -> Student_MaddieWhat is the academic support like for students with learning issues?
Student_Maddie -> ParticpantHey Priscilla!
the Student Academic Services is super wonderful and helpful!
Nov 04, 21:01:08Participant -> Admissions_SarahTHANK YOU SKIDMORE : )
Admissions_Sarah -> ParticpantThanks Laine!
Nov 04, 21:01:09Particpant -> Panelist(s)Hi i'm EA, please my questions,lol!
Nov 04, 21:01:15Particpant -> Panelist(s)Thank you Skidmore. I love Skidmore
Nov 04, 21:01:20Particpant -> Panelist(s)Thanks so much!! This has been so helpful! Cant wait to submit my ED application!
Nov 04, 21:01:21Particpant -> Panelist(s)Thanks a million you guys are the best!
Nov 04, 21:01:25Admissions_Ariana -> EveryoneThank you for all of your questions! Good luck with the application process!
Nov 04, 21:01:26Participant -> Student_BrendanHow does the mentoring program work, I've heard of it and I was very interested! Is it between seniors and freshmen?
Student_Brendan -> Particpantteresa_rodrigues - each seminar has an upperclassman that takes the class alongside the freshman and helps them both academically and socially if need be.
Nov 04, 21:01:31Skidmore -> EveryoneThat's all, folks. Our panelists will finish up answering the questions in the queue but we will stop taking new questions at this time. Thanks for participating tonight!
Nov 04, 21:01:36Particpant -> Panelist(s)Thank you for being so helpful!
Nov 04, 21:01:39Particpant -> Panelist(s)Thank you so much for your time! I hope I get the amazing opportunity to study in Skidmore and learn from people like you! Thank you!
Nov 04, 21:02:07Particpant -> Panelist(s)Thank you sooooooooooooooo much for everything!!!!!!!
Nov 04, 21:02:07Particpant -> Panelist(s)I applied Early Decision 1 and I was wondering when I would find out if I was excepted or not
Nov 04, 21:02:10Participant -> Student_MaddieHow much support does the school give for student-led activities?
Student_Maddie -> ParticpantMailys:
SO MUCH SUPPORT!!! we have a pretty large student activity budget!
Nov 04, 21:02:41Participant -> Student_MaddieMaddie said that you don't have to be a major in the sciences to be on the pre-med track- how would this work?
Student_Maddie -> ParticpantYou use the Health Professions Advisory Committee
Nov 04, 21:02:57Particpant -> Panelist(s)Thank you for answering all of our questions, this was very helpful! :)
Nov 04, 21:02:58Participant -> Student_MaddieDo you have a quiddich team?
Student_Maddie -> ParticpantDani:
YESSSSS
Nov 04, 21:03:01Participant -> Student_BrendanHow was your transition from High school to college? Did Skidmore ease the transition for you, or was it more of a free for all figure it out on your own kind of thing?
Student_Brendan -> ParticpantMay - Skidmore does a lot in the first week and entire first year to help students adjust to college life academically, socially, and emotionally.
Nov 04, 21:03:41Particpant -> Panelist(s)What is the first year transition like academically. What is student life like? I am very interested in an outdoors club, does that exist at skidmore? What are are the most popular areas of study right now? What are you looking for in a student applying to Skidmore?
Nov 04, 21:04:30Particpant -> Panelist(s)nkm
Nov 04, 21:08:54Particpant -> Panelist(s)Thank you so much for your chat!
Nov 04, 21:20:32Particpant -> Panelist(s)Thank you for the information about club field hockey and sailing. Sailing with Sailing Club on Saratoga Lake sounds great. If accepted, I will explore the possibility of starting a field hockey club. I interviewed in July and am excited about all that Skidmore has to offer! AM
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