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Are there any good workout programs to prepare for knob year?
The Citadel Physical Fitness Test focuses on push-ups, sit-ups, and a two-mile run. As a result, you may want to work on your performance in those events. It goes without saying (we will say it anyway) that you should consider consulting a physician or other appropriate persons (e.g., a certified personal trainer) before beginning a specialized workout regimen.
Where can I find a list of supplies for Knob Year?
This information will be provided to incoming cadets in the summer prior to matriculation.
What is the average distance of spirit runs
Distances can vary; however, it is recommended that all incoming students be able to run at least three-to-five miles in 25 to 40 minutes or better if they hope to keep up with their classmates.
Will The Citadel be making Lacrosse a NCAA Varsity sport anytime soon?
The Citadel Lacrosse program is currently a club sport. You may wish to contact the Lacrosse team directly to inquire about the possibility of any change in that status.
When do cadets become eligible for airborne school?
The primary eligibility factor for specialty training is completion of The Citadel's training selection program. For those contract/scholarship cadets who earn slots, specialty training would occur during the summer.
Does the Citadel accept height/weight waivers via "ARMS" test?
If I do not meet height/weight requirements upon application will I be denied acceptance to the college?
The first step in the admissions process is an academic evaluation. The next step is medical clearance. All academically-accepted applicants must receive this clearance in order to enroll. This includes evaluation of height and weight.
if you're a contract army, are there any rules on getting new tattoos?
The policy on tattoos is spelled out in Chapter Two of the Blue Book (p. 27):
What happens if I am over my maximum weight allowed when I have my physical?
In order to enroll, a student must receive medical/physical clearance. Height and weight are part of this process. If you have been academically-accepted and feel you are close on the height-weight, it is to your advantage to submit your Medical History and Physical Examination paperwork as soon as possible.
I want to know more about The Citadel about their engineering programs, and what high school courses should i take to apply for the Citadel? for Fall of 2016
Three (3) undergraduate engineering programs are offered by The Citadel School of Engineering (Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical). The programs of study can be found at these links:
Regarding coursework, you can find a list of courses that The Citadel expects all incoming students to have completed as a condition of admission here:
When is the earliest accepted students would hear about financial aid?
The Financial Aid process starts in late January. One other way to secure funds is to visit your guidance office and see what scholarships are offered from your school and/or community.
I have been academically accepted so when will I be able to apply to CSI ?
You will be able to begin the application process to CSI in the Spring. For more information please visit their website at
I have an apple desktop and laptop, which one should I bring or could I bring both? I was also wondering what kind of shower shoe I should bring, a flip flop or sandal type shoe?
You may bring any type of desktop or laptop. You can find other computer recommendations at the following link:
Most of our cadets use a flip flop style shoe.
When do the applicants find out if they have been accepted into early admission?
We do not have an early admissions status. We notify students of their decision after their application package is complete. You may call the office at any time to check on your application and/or decision by calling 843-953-5230 or by emailing
Would I be notified if my application packet is not completed.
Yes, all incomplete applications will receive notice of what is missing once a month until all items are submitted.
I have submitted my application for fall of 2015. When should they begin reviewing the applications?
As soon as your application becomes complete it will be reviewed. You may call the office (843.953.5230) to speak with your admissions counselor for a more accurate update of when to expect a decision.
Have applications for fall of 2015 began review yet?
The Office of Admissions has been reviewing completed applications since 18 August.
Where can I find information for allowed appliances in the battalions? like fridges, printers, coffee makers, etc.? Also the times that cars are allowed to be brought to campus for different classes?
All freshmen were given a link to Matriculation Headquarters that gave them a list of items they could bring to campus. For now the link has been deactivated until we bring in next year's class. Freshmen are the only class not allowed vehicles. All other upperclassmen may bring their cars on campus.
What is the criteria used for the process of assigning cadets to the various companies?
Company assignments are generated by a computer program. Only legacies can be placed in specific companies.
I understand the citadel reccomends to buy a laptop through them, but if I have a Apple MacBook pro I will be fine correct? I know I am not covered by the citadel for technical problems but I don't think that would be a problem for me.
That is correct.
what if we are unable to obtain the release forms by tomorrow?
As a freshman do I need permission every time I leave campus (even if I'm going to another college in the area)?
Cadets are only allowed to leave campus during prescribed leave periods. More information can be found in chapter eight of The White Book.
will cadets have the chance to do airborne school or any special schools?
Yes, Cadets can compete for these slots.
I saw that we were allowed to bring a trunk can be stored under our bed, however, I'm unaware of the height requirement . I have one thats 14 inches in height, is that too high?
From page six of the Success Packet, which can be found at the Matriculation HQ:
"One clear plastic storage container sized no larger than 32”L x 11”H x 18”W to be used under the bed. Another larger clear plastic storage container is authorized for additional items and will be kept on top of the full press."
Matriculation HQ:
Success Packet:
Do we have to bring any forms of identification with us on matriculation day?
While we're not aware of any specific requirement to show a particular form of identification on Matriculation Day, it would probably be wise to bring all normal forms of identification that you usually have on your person anyway.