Academic Rules, Regulations, and Forms
Skidmore Summer Sessions are administered by the Office of the Dean of Special Programs. Questions regarding registration or enrollment may be directed to Jeromy McFarren at firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-580-5458.
Enrollment in summer courses is open to currently enrolled Skidmore students in good standing; to students enrolled and in good standing at other institutions; and to those applicants who, if not currently matriculated, can otherwise demonstrate their qualifications. For questions regarding eligibility, contact Jeromy McFarren, 518-580-5458. Students who have been accepted at Skidmore or at another accredited college or university for fall 2017 should apply through the Pre-College Program in the Liberal and Studio Arts.
Students may register for up to eight credit hours in each summer session. Skidmore students must register online using the Master Schedule and Banner Self Service on the Registrar's website; visiting summer students must complete an online Visiting Student Application. Registration opens to all students January 11, 2017. All students are advised to register early to ensure their spot in the course. Courses that have insufficient enrollments may be cancelled. Students registered for classes that are cancelled will be notified and arrangements will be made, where possible, to enroll them in other courses.
All courses will be graded A through F, though some offer students the option to take the course on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) basis. Information on which courses offer this option can be found in the course details (S/U column) on the Master Schedule. The College criterion for Satisfactory is the equivalent of a “C” or better. In some cases, courses counting toward the major may not be taken S/U. Students should check with their major department prior to registering for this option. Choice of grading option must be made at the time of registration. Students may register for no more than one course per session on an S/U basis.
Skidmore students can change their courses or their grading options using the Master Schedule and Banner Self Service on the Registrar's website. For specific dates, please refer to the Summer 2017 Academic Calendar.
Students not matriculating at Skidmore can change their courses or their grading options by completing a Summer Session Add Course/Change in Grade Form. Submit to Mary Cogan in the Office of the Dean of Special Programs.
Students may not register for a course, change a course, or change a grading option after session specific dates: please refer to the Summer 2017 Academic Calendar.
Withdrawal without a grade penalty means that students will receive a “W” (Withdrawal) on their transcripts. At Skidmore “W” is not figured in the calculation of grade point averages.
Withdrawal from a course requires the written approval of the instructor. Students may withdraw from a course without incurring a grade penalty if they complete a Summer Session Withdrawal WITHOUT Grade Penalty Form at the appropriate time. For specific dates, please refer to the Summer 2017 Academic Calendar.
Skidmore students should submit this form to the Registrar’s Office; visiting summer students should submit this form to Jeromy McFarren, Senior Program Coordinator, in the Office of the Dean of Special Programs.
Students withdrawing after session specific dates listed on the Summer 2017 Academic Calendar must submit a Summer Session Withdrawal WITH Grade Penalty Form. Skidmore students should submit this form to the Registrar’s Office; visiting summer students should submit this form to Jeromy McFarren, Senior Program Coordinator, in the Office of the Dean of Special Programs. Students withdrawing from a course after explicit dates (please refer to the Summer 2017 Academic Calendar) or at any point without permission of the instructor will receive a grade of “WF” (withdrawn/failing). At Skidmore “WF” grades are figured into calculations of grade point averages as an “F”.
All requests for refunds outside the terms set below must be submitted in writing to Auden Thomas, Ph.D., Director of Summer Academic Programs. The refund policy is as follows: 100% of tuition will be refunded to students if, by the end of the third day of class in either session, they complete their course withdrawal online (Skidmore students) or complete and submit to the Office of the Dean of Special Programs a Summer Session COURSE DROP Form.
After this point there will be no refund of tuition. 100% of room and board fees will be refunded up to the end of the first day of classes in each session provided students notify the Office of the Dean of Special Programs of their intent not to reside on campus. Withdrawal from housing at any point after move-in will be reviewed on a case by case basis to determine if a refund will be given. Appeals for refunds due to extenuating circumstances may be made in writing to the Director of Summer Academic Programs.
Any incomplete work must be made up no later than six weeks following the end of the session for which the work was due. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the instructor and make arrangements for course completion. Please refer to the Summer 2017 Academic Calendar.
The College reserves the right to dismiss any student who does not meet its academic standards, whose continuation, in the opinion of College authorities, is not contributing to the best development of the student, or whose behavior is inconsistent with the ideals and standards of the College. Any student receiving notice of dismissal shall vacate the College residence within 24 hours and return all college-owned property. Refund of fees for tuition, room, and board will be in accordance with the policy indicated above. Decisions on dismissal are the responsibility of the Dean of Special Programs, made in consultation with the Director of Summer Academic Programs and other Program Directors as appropriate.