This is a great question and I am happy to answer it. You can absolutely take a gap year before coming to Skidmore.
Before you do, you must submit a written letter addressed to Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, Mary Lou Bates, detailing the reasons why you’d like to defer. You can send the letter to:
815 N. Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Also, you can’t maintain matriculated status at any other school during that year.
Hope that helps!
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