Monthly Archive for April, 2012

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You asked: Have transfer acceptance letters been mailed yet?

Hi there,

Transfer students are accepted on a rolling basis. So letters go out on a rolling basis as well. I would recommend contacting our transfer student coordinator Matt Cohen at mcohen@skidmore.edu. He’ll be able to give you a definite answer.

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Daniella
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You asked: What is the incoming freshman class international student percentage? Thanks!

Hi there,

Since the deadline to accept is May 1, we don’t have those numbers yet. I can tell you that we hope to have at least 7% of the class be international students this year. The Class of 2015 had about 6%, if that helps. Additionally, there are more than 120 international students on campus from more than 50 different countries, so it’s a good international mix.

Hope that helps!

Daniella
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You asked: approximately how many students were wait listed this year and approx. how many will get accepted from off the wait list?

Hi there,

Several hundred students were waitlisted this year. But after the requested postcards and follow up calls from waitlisted students, we have about 15-175 students on the “active waitlist.” The students on this list will be the first group considered if we go to the waitlist. Unfortunately we will not be able to tell how many (if any at all) we’ll take from the waitlist until admitted students enroll. We likely won’t know that until the first few days of May. In recent years it’s been as many as 120 and as few as zero.

Hope that helps!

Daniella
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You asked: what is the deadline for admission decision acceptance at Skidmore?

Hi there,

The deadline to accept is May 1, 2012–right around the corner!

Daniella
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You asked: do freshman get to choose/rank their housing option? or is it randomly assigned?

Good morning,

Freshman do not get to request or choose housing at Skidmore. All incoming students are assigned a room and roommate(s) based on legal sex, smoking/non-smoking preference, and their assigned First Year Experience Seminar, and when possible, other preferences designated on the Residential Life Housing Questionnaire (such as gender-neutral housing). We do this to create a supportive community of your peers when you first get to Skidmore. This way, you have a built-in network of friends in and out of the classroom.

Hope that helps!

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You asked: Can all students use the gym to use the exercise equipment? Is there an additional charge for that?

Good morning,

Yes, all students can use the fitness equipment in the Sports Center free of charge. You’ll need your Skidmore ID card to get in, but once you’re in the Center, you can swim, use the treadmills and ellipticals, racquetball courts, and weight-lifting equipment.

Hope that helps!

Daniella
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You asked: Which Residence halls with the incoming (fall 2012) freshman be staying in?

Hi there,

All incoming freshman have a chance to live in any of the residence hallson campus except Scribner Village and Northwoods village apartments. So that means you could be in Howe-Rounds Hall, Jonsson Tower, Wait Hall, Kimball Hall, McClellan Hall, Penfield Hall, Wiecking Hall, or Wilmarth Hall.

Hope that helps!

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You asked: When looking at applicants, are higher level courses (e.g. AP/Honors), but a slightly lower GPA more desirable than a higher GPA, but easy courses?

Hello there, this is an excellent question.

GPA is tough to answer because it depends on the types of classes that you have taken and what is offered at your school. Generally accepted students average at around B+/A- but some schools weigh GPAs, some schools don’t even give out grades, so it all depends on the context of your school.

I can tell you that we look for four years of the five major academic areas (Math, English, Sciences, Social Studies and Foreign Language) and we grant four Skidmore credits for 4s and 5s on AP exams for a maximum of 16 credits.

Hope that helps!

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You asked: I understand that freshman roommates are chosen at random based on a survey, but is the skidmore on facebook app used at all in the process? thank you

Hello, great question!

The main determinants for housing will be the housing questionnaire and your Scribner Seminar. The Skidmore on Facebook App is not used in the process, but you can connect with your new friends there and coordinate your Scribner Seminar choices. We try to match your first choices for Seminars and all Seminar mates are housed in the same hall (though not the same room).

Hope that helps!

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You asked: so my son got admitted to Skidmore – what is the deadline to commit to the school?

Hello and congratulations to your son!

The deadline to accept is May 1, 2012. We hope to see you and your son soon!

Thanks,

Daniella
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