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Can knobs be accepted even if they don't meet height/weight standards at the time of admissions, but lose the weight during knob year?
Incoming cadets must receive medical/physical clearance prior to beginning their knob year.
Does the citadel accept teach grants?
No, The Citadel does not accept TEACH grants. For questions about other grant programs for which Citadel cadets may be eligible, please contact the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships (843-953-5187 or
Can a student who takes ADHD medication be admitted?
The Citadel may grant waivers for applicants with ADHD who are adequately controlled on their medication if all other medical & physical fitness requirements are met.
Average weighted GPA of In-State Acceptance?
The average GPA for all first-time students who enrolled at The Citadel in August was 3.6.
Can cadets have a Television in their room?
First-class (senior) cadets are authorized to have a television. See chapter 8 of The White Book.
Can First Class cadets have an Xboc in their room
Yes. Chapter 9 of The White Book briefly addresses gaming systems.
When will applications for the Class of 2021 begin?  Will Pautz
Applications will be accepted in the early summer of 2016.
Are Apple Laptops ok?
Yes, but Dell computers are recommended, because the college's ITS staff is certified to service Dell machines.
If I am participating in the Pre-Knob visit, what should I bring?
The only things that a student needs bring are a pillow, sleeping bag, and toiletry items. Dress should be casual/comfortable. Four of five days prior to their visit, all students participating in a Pre-Knob will receive an e-mail containing more specific information on how to prepare.
Is there any other options to get accepted by besides retaking the act or sat? I'm trying to go there for fall of 2016 but the next testing dates aren't until January and I'm afraid it will be to late to recieve addmision into the school.
If you're seeking admission for the fall of 2016 and you've been asked to re-take the ACT and/or SAT, you really don't have alternatives for either test. You'll need to make sure you take one or both of them at the earliest opportunity. The incoming class usually does fill up each year, so it wouldn't be wise to wait longer than necessary. The next SAT dates are 11/7 and 12/5. The next ACT dates are 10/24 and 12/12.
Do you send emails if they got accepted?
Admission notifications are sent in writing via U.S. mail.
When will admissions decisions be sent out if you applied in September/October
It really depends on when your admission portfolio becomes complete (scores, transcripts, etc.); however, admission decisions are being sent out daily.
Are cadets allowed to have friends stay with them in the barracks over the weekends?
Do we cut our hair before we get there?
Some students do; others don't. It all likelihood, a new cadet will probably need to still get a haircut after they arrive. This will ensure his/her haircut is fully compliant with cadet regulations.
Will my freshman daughter be aloud to wear make up? Also can cadets wear fit bits or any of the smart watches for fitness monitoring
The Blue Book (p. 23) specifies that only upperclass female cadets are authorized to wear conservative cosmetics/moderate makeup. Regarding watches, The Blue Book authorizes the wearing of a conservative watch (p. 22) but does not specifically address items such as the Fitbit or Apple Watch. In this case, conservative would refer to a characteristic such as color, not necessarily to the type of watch. So, a conservatively-colored smart watch that doesn't attract attention to a cadet would probably be fine.
Are freshman cadets aloud to have jobs
The Blue Book (p. 16) specifies that cadets cannot accept off‑campus employment during the school year. This applies to all cadets, not just freshmen.
Would I still have to go to my old high school and receive a recommendation?
You would have to request an official copy of your final high school transcript.
I am a female who graduated high school in 2014 is there still a chance of being accepted or is it to late to try?
It's not at all too late. The Citadel is accepting applications for the fall of 2016 now.
When will people applying for the class of 2020 hear back? And is there a way to check and make sure admissions has everything they need from me?
Admission decisions should be going out soon. Applicants who are missing information will be notified in writing, but students can always call (800-868-1842) or e-mail ( to inquire if something has been received.
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Do they restrict leave for the fourth class if you don't pass the CPFT?
Chapter five of the White Book discusses physical effectiveness. Section 5-11 specifically addresses physical deficiency and the loss of privileges (paragraph C).
If I come for a campus visit can I spend the night with a friend who's currently a cadet?
The Admissions Office is not able to guarantee which freshmen will host Pre-Knob visitors. In some cases, requests for a particular host can be accommodated, but not in all cases. It depends (among other factors) on the availability of the cadet. The first step is to apply for admission. Fall Pre-Knob events are open only to students who have begun the application process. For Pre-Knob events in the spring, students must have earned academic acceptance.
Do I need to bring laundry supply's?
You can, if you'd like. It's not required though. You won't have to do your own laundry, but if you want to, you can pick up laundry detergent later.
When is a good time for high school students to apply? Middle /End of Junior year? Beginning/middle of senior?
For rising high school seniors, The Citadel's admission process begins the summer after the junior year.
Is it possible to find out what company your in before matriculation day?
When do we make our schedules?
Your class schedule will be made based on they way you completed the Class Registration Form, which was due back on 10 June.