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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.
For how long are knobs allowed to leave campus on the weekends?
General leave periods and curfews for the Corps (Fourthclass [4C] & Upperclass [UC]) are spelled out on the 24-hour schedule here:
Is there a policy on computer/bookbags? If so does the Citadel issue cadets with new bags when they arrive on campus or are they instead to bring them? Are there any recommended bags for new cadets?
New cadets will be issued book bags after they arrive.
If were received a letter informing us we have been initially selected for assignment to band company, and we do not wish to play in the band, who should we contact to switch to another company before matriculation day?
You should contact the Office of the Commandant.
Are students allowed to listen to music in their rooms during ESP?
As long as it isn't loud and doesn't create a disturbance, sure. It's really an issue that must be worked out between roommates. Some are fine with background noise while studying; others aren't.
Is it too late to start the process of applying for admission to the fall 2015 semester?
At this point, it is very late in the process; incoming students must report to The Citadel in five weeks. A student may still submit an application, but a very limited time remains in which to complete all academic and non-academic (i.e., medical/physical) requirements for admission. Plus, at this point, strength of academic credentials and space availability are also considerations.
Can you apply to Citadel if you have a GED and 2 years worth of college?
As stated on page 16 of The Citadel Catalog, "All applicants for admission to The Citadel must be graduates of accredited high schools or must have satisfactorily completed the General Education Development (GED) examination." While the GED does not necessarily disqualify a student from gaining admission, it does mean that the college course selection will be closely scrutinized in order to determine that all normal coursework requirements have been met.
I saw someone asked about glasses which made me wonder if prescription transition lens were okay for knobs
Transition lenses are not recommended.
Are CSI students allowed to take leave for the entire weekend, so long as they return by 6:00 pm Sunday, or are they required to report back to the barracks every night?
Weekend leave privileges are explained on page five of the CSI handbook here:
Can you minor in Spanish when majoring in Civil Engineering?
Yes. Keep in mind, though, that the course load in C.E. can be hefty, so making the decision to do a double-major may necessitate summer school. Plus, it is probably a decision that should be dependent upon how well one does in the required math coursework.
My child wears glasses, I know there is a lot of movement and physical activity. Is there a certain type of glasses strap that we should get prior to matriculation?
No, you don't need to purchase anything prior to matriculation. Knobs are required to wear safety straps during physical training, though, and they can be purchased at The Cadet Store.
I'm wanting to be a Civil Engineer major, but I don't feel comfortable starting in Calculus. I would rather take a semester in Pre-calculus. Would this hinder me in any way?
From the Mathematics Placement Exam site: You must take a calculus sequence starting with MATH 131 (Analytic Geometry and Calculus I).
Pre-Calculus is probably something you'd want to consider taking in summer school prior to enrolling at The Citadel.
On Lesesne Gateway it says that we will have a Citadel gmail account sometime in June. I was wondering when will we receive those. Thanks!
All incoming students will receive notification of their Citadel e-mail accounts within the next few days. These notifications will be sent electronically, so (1) watch your e-mail and (2) make sure that messages from ‎ are delivered to your e-mail inbox (and not your spam folder).