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Application Options and Timelines

Skidmore College reviews undergraduate applications through three first-year timelines (Early Decision I & II and Regular Decision) and two transfer timelines (fall and spring enrollment). Please pay attention to these dates as you continue the application process.


Application and Aid Deadlines: 
Nov. 15 (ED I)
Jan. 15 (ED II)
ED I: Mid-December
ED II: Mid-February



Application and Aid Deadline: 
Jan. 15



Application and Aid Deadlines: 
Nov. 1 (Spring)
April 1 (Fall)
Spring: Mid-December
Fall: Ongoing after April 1


Other key dates

  • Feb. 1 – Last day to convert a Regular Decision application to an Early Decision II application
  • May 1 – Regular Decision enrollment deadline
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Application FAQs 

We look first at the strength of your academic record — the quality of your high school courses, your achievement in those courses and your recommendations. 

Skidmore seeks students with strong academic ability, intellectual curiosity, creativity, open-mindedness, a commitment to learning and a desire to contribute to a community committed to intellectual and personal integrity and citizenship. 

It is from your essay, recommendations and interview (optional) that we will get a sense of your personal qualities. We will pay close attention to your interests, talents, accomplishments in and out of the classroom and what you’ve contributed to your school and community. 

While we’re looking for a common spirit of learning and giving, we also seek to enroll incoming classes that are as diverse as possible. Diversity reflects our world, and drawing the best from different perspectives results in greater things. Our student body is composed of students from a wide spectrum of socioeconomic, racial, ethnic and geographic backgrounds. 

Visiting Skidmore is highly recommended but will not weight your application in any way. We understand that it’s hard to find the time and means to travel to us, but if you’re able to, we think you’ll find it worthwhile. Consider planning your visit around one of our open houses or campus events. If you’re unable to visit don’t hesitate to explore our many virtual opportunities to explore campus and connect with members of our community.  

One important question you need to ask and answer right now is simple: Do you believe that Creative Thought Matters? To your undergraduate experience? To the major you choose? To the life paths you will take? If the answer is “Yes,” you should strongly consider applying to Skidmore. 


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