The Citadel Admissions @TheCitadelAdmissions
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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
Is there a Walk on program that allows students, that haven't been recruited, to try out for the football team?
Yes.
Is every single student at The Citadel a ROTC cadet?
All cadets take ROTC.
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If I am planning on being a Pre-law and Political Science major, does that mean it is still mandatory of me to participate in ROTC?
Although cadets do not necessarily have to enter the military upon graduation, they must all take senior-level ROTC (i.e., Military Science [Army], Naval Science [Navy & Marine Corps], or Aerospace Studies [Air Force]).
Is there a facebook page of everyone that has been accepted into the Citadel?
The Admissions Office facebook page is here:
https://facebook.com/TheCitadelAdmissions/
How many students usually transfer to The Citadel? Also how often are SMI's?
Transfer students usually make up about 10% of the incoming class each year.
SMIs (Saturday Morning Inspections) usually occur one or two times a month.
I plan on transferring to the Citadel, will I be rooming with other people who are also transfers?
Not necessarily. Your roommate will be another Knob, though.
I just finished my application for The Citadel, do the Sat scores have to be sent from collegeboard or are the ones on my transcript good to send?
If your scores are on the official transcript that we receive from your school, we will accept them.
I am hoping to attend the CSI program, what kind of shirts do most people wear while attending the program?
CSI students don't wear uniforms; however, they do follow a dress code. Conservative clothing is recommended/required. Shirts and blouses should have sleeves and contain no offensive messages or logos. More specific information is provided to students who have been accepted into the CSI program. http://www.citadel.edu/csi
I've taken the ACT twice and my first time I made a 17 and this time I made a 19 and I know the citadel superscores, do I still have good chance of getting in and my high school resume is very good. Thanks
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.