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Probation, Continuance and Readmission

Total Hours (Quality Hours Plus Transfer & Pass/Fail Hours)

Total Hours
(Quality Hours Plus
Transfer & Pass/Fail Hours)

Grade-Point Average
for Continuance
without Probation

0-39

1.300

40-69

1.500

70-99

1.700

100 & above

1.900

A student will be removed from Academic Probation after the semester in which the cumulative grade-point average meets the requirements set forth in the following the table:

Total Hours
(Quality Hours Plus
Transfer & Pass/Fail Hours)

   Grade-Point Average

  for Continuance Without

Probation

0-39

1.700

40-69

1.800

70-99

1.900

100 & above

2.000

Academic Discharge

  • A cadet's academic record will be subject to formal review for purposes of Academic Discharge at the end of the second semester after initial matriculation at The Citadel. During these two semesters and the summer sessions after initial matriculation, the cadet must have earned at least 24 credit hours and must, at the time of review, meet GPA requirements for continuance.
  • If these requirements are not met concurrently at that time, the cadet will be discharged for academic deficiencies. Academic assessment for the purpose of Academic Discharge is conducted at the end of each two-semester period, and the associated summer sessions, after the student is admitted or readmitted.
  • Under the Academic Discharge Policy, cadets may be discharged for academic deficiencies in January or in August of each year. Credits completed while a student is on Academic Discharge will not normally be accepted for transfer to The Citadel.
  • Exceptions to this policy must have the approval of the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs. Summer session work cannot make students ineligible to enroll in the following fall semester, if they were eligible for enrollment at the end of the previous spring semester.
  • Minimum grade-point ratios for the various categories are as shown in the previous sections; however, the minimum GPR required will not be raised as a result of summer school work. That is, students moving from one category to the next higher category as a result of credit hours earned in summer school at The Citadel or elsewhere will be required to meet the GPR minimum of the lower category of credit hours for continuance in the following fall term.
  • Students who voluntarily withdraw at times other than January or August or who are discharged for other than academic reasons will have their academic status assessed upon application for readmission.
  • When the number of unexcused absences reaches 5, the student and his or her parents will be issued a warning by the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs that continued disregard of the academic policy requiring class attendance (when the number of unexcused absences reaches 10) will result in an Academic Discharge from the College.
  • If the number of unexcused absences reaches 10, the student will be permitted to complete the current semester, but will be academically discharged from the College for the following semester. Cadets who accumulate 10 or more unexcused absences in the spring semester and who would otherwise be eligible to participate in commencement will not be permitted to do so. In all other circumstances, cadets who accumulate 10 or more unexcused absences will earn an Academic Discharge.

Readmission

  • A student who is discharged for academic reasons for the first time may apply for readmission after being out of school for one semester.
  • Summer school does not constitute a semester in this instance. Students who are discharged for academic or disciplinary reasons may not, during the period of discharge, take courses for transfer to The Citadel. The deadline for the receipt of an application for readmission for the spring term is October 1 and for the fall term is June 1.
  • In addition to any specific readmission requirements stated at the time of discharge, applicants for readmission to the South Carolina Corps of Cadets must meet the personal and physical fitness requirements for initial admission. These include the following:

A. Applicants for readmission must meet the U.S. Army standard for height and weight and be physically qualified as determined by the college physician.

B. Applicants for readmission may not be married nor have childcare responsibility for any minor child related to him or her by blood or marriage.

C. Applicants must not have a record of conviction of a criminal offense showing poor moral character.

If approved for readmission after an Academic Discharge, the student will be readmitted on Academic Probation. Cadets who have been approved for readmission may or may not be assigned to their former cadet company.

Second Academic Discharge

A student who fails for a second time to meet minimum academic criteria for continuance will earn a second Academic Discharge. The Associate Provost for Academic Affairs will review the academic record and any extenuating circumstances the student wishes to present in writing. Based on this review and in consultation with the Faculty Advisor and the Department Head or Associate Dean, the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs will determine the conditions under which the student may be considered for readmission after a second Academic Discharge.

Conduct Discharge

Cadets who have been suspended or dismissed or who leave the College with a Disciplinary Board pending are not eligible to attend any undergraduate class at The Citadel—day, evening, or summer—or to transfer credits back to The Citadel for any courses taken during the period of discharge.

For additional academic information, please visit:

http://www.citadel.edu/root/images/Academic_Resources/2012-13-sccc-catalog.pdf