The Skidmore-Spelman Exchange is a one-to-one exchange that allows female Skidmore students to attend Spelman College
, located in Atlanta, Georgia, for a semester or academic year, offering those students a unique opportunity to study at a historically black college with an excellent national reputation. In return, Spelman students would study at Skidmore for a semester or academic year – either on the Saratoga campus or through one of our Skidmore off-campus study programs.
Founded in 1881, Spelman College is an outstanding historically black college for women; Spelman promotes academic excellence in the liberal arts. This predominantly residential private college provides students with an academic climate that develops their intellectual and leadership potential. Spelman offers an educational experience characterized by excellence. It reinforces a sense of pride and hope, develops character, and inspires the love of learning. The programs of the College rest on the expectation that the students, the community, and society at large will benefit from a liberal arts education. Spelman has been and expects to continue to be a major resource for educating women leaders.
Spelman College offers 26 majors and 25 minors, and shares cross-registration with nearby Morehouse College and Clark Atlanta University. Students directly enroll in courses offered on the Spelman campus and can cross-register for up to two (2) courses in any available disciplines at Morehouse College or Clark Atlanta University.
Majors at Spelman College include Art, Child Development, Comparative Women's Studies, Drama, Economics, English, French, History, Human Services, Independent Major, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Spanish, Sociology, Sociology and Anthropology (all Bachelor of Arts programs) and Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer and Information Sciences, Engineering/Dual Degree, Mathematics, Environmental Science or Physics (all Bachelor of Science programs). Additional subjects are available at Morehouse College or Clark Atlanta University.
There is one deadline for participation during any term in the entire following year—fall only, spring only, or the full year. Applications may be accepted after the listed deadline only if spaces remain on the program.