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The Citadel Admissions @TheCitadelAdmissions
The Citadel Admissions @TheCitadelAdmissions
Charleston, SC - (800) 868-1842
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How big is the class of 2019 so far?
While a good number of academically accepted students have paid their deposit (and many have even already provided their Medical History & Physical Examination paperwork), it's a bit difficult to accurately estimate the size of the class at this point. However, due to space limitations in the barracks, it is anticipated that the incoming class will need to be somewhat smaller this year--anywhere from 60-120 smaller than the last couple of knob classes.
How does a student without us-citizenship take rotc courses? From what I know, it's impossible for them to take rotc and become an officer.
All Citadel cadets, regardless of their nationality, must take ROTC. In order to serve as an officer in the U.S. military, one must first be an American citizen.
It's been about 5 weeks since all my stuff has been received. When should I be hearing of acceptance?
The best thing to do is contact the Office of Admissions ( or 800-868-1842) to verify all required information has been received.
If I've submitted my application and been told to retake my SAT's, does this mean I still might be considered as a cadet? Do I just send my latest scores or do I have to repeat the whole process? Please advise and thank you!
If you've received such a letter, it means that you're still under active consideration but that an increase in your ACT or SAT scores could improve your chances of gaining academic acceptance.
It says on The Citadel website incoming cadets do not need to complete a separate scholarship application. How and when will an incoming cadet be informed whether he/she has received scholarship or not?
In some cases, it depends on the scholarship awarded/received. In general, though, financial aid award notifications (which includes scholarship info) usually begin going out in late-March or early-April. To ensure you receive this notification in a timely fashion, you should plan to complete and submit the FAFSA ( ) before the end of February.
Will the medical acceptance letters be sent out in January
Medical status notifications are being sent out on a regular basis. If you have received academic acceptance and have submitted medical history/physical documentation and would like to inquire about your status, you may contact the Infirmary directly ( ) or the Office of Admissions, and we can assist ( ).
Does the citadel send an acceptance email or an acceptance letter?
Notifications of academic acceptance are sent in writing via U.S. mail.
do you need to be in rotc to be accepted at citadel
All cadets must take ROTC while at The Citadel, but applicants are not required to have taken JROTC in high school.
It's been five week since y'all received my completed application, sat scores and transcript. I was wondering how long it should take for me to hear anything?
The best thing to do is contact the Office of Admissions ( or 800-868-1842) to verify all required information has been received.
I am a junior in high school and am not in the best shape but not the worst shape ever. I really want to attend the Citadel but the PT tests and passing them to get privliges and graduation are overwhelming me. Anything I could get to help prepare for it? Thanks!
Physical fitness is an important part of the cadet lifestyle at The Citadel. Being physically proficient is a prerequisite to many of the privileges that cadets enjoy, not least of which is participating in Commencement activities, as you correctly mentioned. The good news is that if you're a junior, you have plenty of time to start focusing on improving your PT performance. Now is a good time to get started. You can check out this link to get some pointers: Good luck to you!
Is CSI worth it? What is taught there that isn't during the school year?
It's definitely worth it for a student that will be a knob in the fall if he/she wants to participate in a transition program that will prepare him/her for the first year at The Citadel. The coursework offered during CSI is required of all cadets; CSI simply allows students to take those courses in the summer before their knob year in an environment that also focuses on teaching other skills necessary for success at The Citadel.
I am dual enrolled and I have been academically accepted,but I may have over 24 college hours by the time I begin The Citadel next year. Do I need to notify anyone.
Your situation is fairly common. Many incoming students bring a good number of transfer credits (e.g., transfer, dual enrollment, AP, IB) to The Citadel. You'll want to ensure that official college transcripts are provided to The Citadel if you hope to have your dual enrollment courses evaluated for transfer credit.
What would the date be or matriculation class of 2019?
The official date will be released early next semester.
I received an invitation to apply for the honors program. It has a section to include my ACT scored but I never took the ACT, am I required to take it to gain acceptance into the Honors Program?
You can submit scores from the ACT or SAT.
I am reapplying as a transfer student; do I need to resend my high school transcripts?
If you applied for admission last year AND you provided a copy of your final high school transcript, you won't need to resend your transcript.
Does hazing happen at The Citadel?
All Citadel cadets should expect to be treated fairly with dignity and respect. The Fourthclass System at The Citadel is an important and challenging part of the cadet experience; however, hazing cannot be a component of that lifestyle. Mistreatment of any cadet(s) is totally contrary to the leadership instruction provided to cadets and is not tolerated. As a result, College and Cadet Regulations specifically prohibit hazing, which is punishable by suspension/dismissal/expulsion. Even the failure to report an incident of hazing is a serious violation of Citadel policy. Furthermore, South Carolina law also criminalizes these types of activities. The Cadet Regulations provide an explicit definition of hazing and the consequences. To read this information, see Chapter 1 (p. 10) of the Blue Book here: .
When I took the SAT in June, I used score choice to send my scores to The Citadel. Would y'all still have my scores on file, or would I need to resend them?
Yes, we would still have them. You shouldn't need to ask for them to be sent again.
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Will I recieve a conformation email when everything(test scores, guidance letter, and transcript) is received?
Yes. Once your file becomes complete, you will receive written notification regarding your admission status.
Does the citadel look at seniors first quarter grades during the application process?
Yes. After providing an official copy of your transcript, it's always a good idea to provide up-to-date grade reports.
Is there still open spots for the citadel or fall of 2015, or is it already filled up?
It's still relatively early in the process, so spaces are indeed still available.
I believe I made a mistake on my online application regarding residency . Is there anyway I can fix this?
Send an e-mail to describing the mistake you believe you might have made.
I applied this weekend and I was wondering if you could please give me an estimate on when I will be notified of my acceptance. Thanks!
Applicants normally receive notification of their admissions status within two-to-four weeks of applying.
I am seeking to reapply to The Citadel -- this time as a college transfer. Keeping the rolling deadline in mind, when should I submit my application?
You should start the admission process now. Once you complete the fall semester, you can submit an official copy of your college transcript.
I have been academically accepted and I turned in my drug/medical form. Will I receive confirmation on the medical clearance.
Yes, you will. Such notifications are sent out on a regular basis; however, you can call the Office of Admissions (800-868-1842) if you'd like to find out your status before receiving written confirmation.
Are incoming knobs suppose to memorize anything before the beginning of the year?
Yes. They receive information regarding these requirements early in the summer preceding Matriculation Day.