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When can I expect to receive a letter regarding admissions for the Fall 2015 school year? This is for a MECEP candidate.
It depends on when you submitted a completed admission packet. Your best bet is to contact the Office of Admissions directly at (800) 868-1842 and ask specifically about your admission status.
How old do you have to be to get in tge Citadel?
From page 16 the catalog: Applicants must be at least 17 and less than 23 years of age on the day
of matriculation at The Citadel. Exceptions to this policy are made only
under extremely extenuating circumstances and with the permission of
the Provost. http://www.citadel.edu/root/images/Academic_Resources/2014-15-sccc-catalog.pdf
Are their physical requirements in order to enter the citadel in the Fall? Say if I was not able to pass the running portion of the Citadel Standards at the time the class of 2019 reports in august, would my acceptance be revoked?
A diagnostic physical fitness test is not required prior to Matriculation; however, physical fitness is an important aspect of The Citadel's four-year leader-development program. More info on the college's Physical Readiness Program is here: http://www.citadel.edu/root/cprp
Are there any scholarships for CSI this year?
From the CSI website: There are a limited number of need based scholarships. To be considered students must have completed their FAFSA by April 1st and registered by May 1st.
http://www.citadel.edu/root/csi-faq
Would I be allowed to bring a computer bag with me to CSI?
Sure, but you'll be provided a bag for carrying school materials (book, etc.) that will probably be sufficient for your laptop.
Are incoming transfer students that are currently in the military considered knobs?
Yes.
The application asks for a degree program. What happens if I change my mind about my major before matriculation?
Not a problem. The major you select when completing your application is "unofficial." You'll be able to officially select your intended major when you complete the registration process later in the spring semester...a few months prior to matriculating.
Would I still be able to earn a commission upon graduation from The Citadel Graduate College?
Your best bet is to take ROTC as an undergraduate and earn your commission while working on your bachelor's degree prior to beginning graduate school.
I wasn't able to attend The Citadel for the fall term off 2014 due to financial problems, would I be able to come back to The Citadel for graduate school after I get my bachelors degree elsewhere?
Sure. The Citadel Graduate College is separate from the Corps of Cadets; they are two separate entities. As a result, the challenges you faced while attempting to enroll in the Corps for the fall of 2014 should have no bearing on your ability to seek admission to The Citadel for graduate school. Good luck to you.
If somebody is not awarded an ROTC scholarship but definitely wants to commission upon graduation are they guaranteed a commission?
For students who seek--and do not receive--an ROTC scholarship, the next step is to pursue a contract. It's really hard to say that someone is "guaranteed" a commission. Students pursuing a commission (with or without a scholarship) must still meet academic, physical, medical, and other requirements, which can be stringent at times. Cadets who meet these requirements should be fine, though.
What date do Knobs report to The Citadel for Fall semester 2015?
Saturday, 15 August 2015
My child has a good GPA , scores well on the ACT and is a Varsity Athlete, and is in good physical shape. He had childhood Asthma and ADHD. Does the CITADEL grant physical waivers for these common conditions?
All academically-accepted applicants must receive medical clearance to attend The Citadel. Medical clearance is based on Department of Defense standards. However, waivers for some minor disqualifying medical issues may be allowed. Conditions such as mild asthma, occasional migraine headaches, ADD/ADHD, and mild depression or anxiety are among the common conditions which can be waived. If you have questions about whether another particular medical condition is waiverable, please contact the Infirmary. http://www.citadel.edu/root/infirmary-home
Is a person with AIDS allowed to attend The Citadel?
All academically-accepted applicants must receive medical clearance to attend The Citadel. Medical clearance is based on Department of Defense standards. However, waivers for some minor disqualifying medical issues may be allowed. Conditions such as mild asthma, occasional migraine headaches, ADD/ADHD, and mild depression or anxiety are among the common conditions which can be waived. If you have questions about whether another particular medical condition is waiverable, please contact the Infirmary. http://www.citadel.edu/root/infirmary-home
How physically fit does one need to be to attend? Does it depend on which field you choose to go into or is it universally the same throughout all? I ask as i'm not in the greatest physical shape, but have always been interested in attending a military academy.
The cadet lifestyle is a demanding one, and physical fitness is an important part of it. Cadets don't have to be world-class athletes; however, they are expected to be physically proficient and to maintain appropriate height/weight standards. If you are not as fit as you think you should be, now is a good time to begin addressing that issue. Good luck to you.
Does SMP participation while attending the Citadel preclude an active commission after graduation?
No. The Simultaneous Membership Program does not prohibit a cadet from serving in the Active Army after receiving their commission. As long as a cadet meets the academic, medical, and physical qualifications and is recommended by the Professor of Military Science, active service is an option.
I have been accepted and am interested in SMP. I would like to do split option and complete BCT over the summer before matriculating. Other than contacting a local recruiter, is there someone to contact at the Citadel about enlisting?
While it's not a requirement, you can contact CPT John Teschner in The Citadel Army ROTC Department at (843) 953-5221 or jteschne@citadel.edu if you'd like. It may be good for him to know who you are--just for tracking purposes.
Another point: Incoming students must report to The Citadel on Saturday, 15 August. Please make sure that your Basic Combat Training is complete before that date.
Do you know when the walk on tryouts for football will be held?
It usually occurs at the beginning of the fall semester after cadets have returned.
Will there be only one CSI session this summer for he class of 2019? Or will there be two sessions as there were in previous years I believe.
There will be only one CSI session, and it will run from 28 June - 24 July.
http://www.citadel.edu/csi
If you are transferring and in and you are academically a sophomore, can you have a car on campus?
No.
Are Citadel cadets required to participate in the parades?
Yes.
I scored a 17 on my first ACT and a 19 on my second I know the Citadel super scores and my resume is extremely good do I have a good chance of getting in
The average ACT for entering freshmen is usually around 23, so you may need to work on improving your scores; however, we'll definitely be interested in other aspects of your admission portfolio, too. Typically, The Citadel does not "superscore" ACT results, so you may also want to try the SAT as well. Good luck to you, and don't hesitate to contact the Office of Admissions if you have questions or need assistance. We're always happy to help.
I understand that physical fitness is a big part of hell week, what else do knobs learn during hell week?
Knobs learn everything that they need to know to be a cadet during that week. They receive an academic orientation, learn about drill & ceremony, proper wear of the uniform, participate in physical training, etc.
Do you have to have a letter of recommendation?
No.
I am applying as a transfer and just submitted my application. Whats next? What else do I have to submit?
You'll want to make sure to submit official & current copies of all coursework attempted after high school, as well as an official copy of your final high school transcript. After your file has been evaluated you'll receive written notification of an admission decision or a request for any additional information that may be needed.
When is the last day to apply?
The Office of Admissions receives/evaluates applications on a daily basis; however, the incoming class fills up each year...and this has occurred as early as February. So, space availability often becomes an issue. Students that haven't yet applied that still wish to be considered for the fall of 2015 should be completing their application very soon. http://citadel.edu/apply