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Cadet Undergraduate: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors

Cadet Information for Undergraduates

Class Privileges for all Cadets

Cadets are considered for class privileges based on their Academic Classifications. To be eligible to receive class privileges, a cadet must not be on Academic Probation and must be both Conduct and Physically Proficient.

Cadet Freshmen:

The Citadel requires that all incoming freshmen take a one-credit-hour college orientation course designed to help them make the transition from high school to college. Known officially as ORTN 101, but more informally as “Citadel 101,” this course teaches our freshmen proven techniques for successful studying and learning! For more information about this course and other freshman items, please visit these links:

Advising Classrooms:
freshman_orientation_locations_advising_for_freshmen_2011.pdf

Citadel 101 (Freshman Orientation Course):
cit_101_overview.pdf
Sample Syllabus for CIT 101, Fall 2012

Computers:
connect_your_computer_in_the_barracks.pdf
citlearn_instructions_for_incoming_freshmen.pdf

Information about freshman cadets, please visit this link: New Cadet Information

On-Line Tutoring: Science, Math, Humanities, and Test Preparation (GMAT & Others)

To answer the most common academic questions, FAQs by New Cadets and Their Parents

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Q: Does The Citadel have a summer program before Matriculation that will help some cadets transition more easily to their freshman year?

A: Yes, the College Success Institute (CSI) is a four-week summer transition program offered to students who have been academically accepted and medically cleared to enter The Citadel. The program is designed to introduce participants to college academics, assist them in preparing for the physical requirements of the Corps of Cadets, and help them become acclimated to the campus and its resources. For additional information:

http://www.citadel.edu/csi/

Q: When will new cadets receive their final class schedule?

A: Shortly after their arrival, they will receive their class schedules and meet with their Academic Advisors.

Q: What courses will new cadets be enrolled in?

A: Courses such as freshman English; History; Math (depending on the major course of study); ROTC; Chemistry, Physics or Biology; Physical Education; and Foreign Language (depending on the course of study) are a few of the courses they will take.

Q: Are high school Advance Placement courses recognized?

A: Yes, as part of the criteria for placement.

Q: Are College Board Advance Placement test scores recognized?

A: Yes, along with the results obtained from the Citadel's placement tests in Foreign Language and Math.

Q: When are Mid-Term Exams given?

A: Halfway through the semester, traditionally, the middle of October.

Q: When are Final Exams given each semester and what is the schedule?

A: Final exams begin the Wednesday after the last day of classes, which is a Tuesday. You may find the Exam Schedule by going to the Registrar's Web page: http://www.citadel.edu/registrar/

Q: If cadets are out of state, are concessions made for re-scheduling final exams for travel reasons?

A: No, the only time a cadet can reschedule a final exam is with permission from the professor to take the exam with the same class that meets on a different day and/or time. Otherwise, no cadet can sign out for Winter or Summer Furlough before his/her exams are concluded.

Q: Can new cadets have final grades sent to their parents?

A: Final grades can be seen in Banner Self-Service, so a cadet can show his/her parents the final grades.

Q: How many hours must a freshman cadet pass in order to return as a sophomore?

A: A full-time student (one carrying at least 12 credit hours each semester) must pass 24 hours in a 12-month period AFTER initial Matriculation.

Q: If cadets have taken courses at another college prior to coming to The Citadel, will those hours count?

A: Only courses taken at an accredited institution which are comparable in content and credit hours to specific courses offered at The Citadel and in which grades of "C" or better have been earned will be considered for transfer.

Q: What is the difference between core courses and major or elective courses?

A: Core courses are mandatory/required courses. Every cadet takes them, and major courses (some required and some choice) are courses in a specialized area of study (major).

Q: When do cadets choose a major?

A: Cadets choose their major before they arrive, and if they so desire, can change their major when they meet with their Faculty Academic Advisor. Cadets may change their major any time during their academic career but are encouraged to make these decisions quickly as some majors require specific courses that a cadet may not have taken, thus putting a cadet behind in his/her major.

Q: What are the minimum academic requirements for graduation from The Citadel?

A: A cadet must complete one of the major courses of study outlined in the catalog of record and must achieve a minimum grade-point ratio of 2.000 based on all quality hours attempted and all quality points earned at The Citadel. In addition, a cadet must achieve a minimum grade-point ratio of 2.000 based on all quality hours attempted and all quality points earned in their major course of study. However, students majoring in Education or in the teaching track of Health, Exercise and Sports Science (HESS) must achieve a cumulative grade-point ratio of a 2.5 and must have a 2.5 in all courses in their major course of study.

Q: How do you compute a grade-point average?

A: You multiply the number of hours of the course times a cadet's grade in the course. For example, English is a 3-hour course, and if a cadet earned an "A" which is worth 4 points, then the quality points for English would be 12. Then you divide the total number of quality points earned in a semester by the total number of hours attempted to compute the GPA for that semester.

Q: Where do cadets go if they are struggling in a course?

A: The Citadel has an Academic Support Center that offers tutoring in a majority of subjects, so cadets can schedule individual or small-group appointments either by email, in person, or by phone. Supplemental Instruction is also available for several core courses.

Q: How do cadets know if they may have a learning disability, and what is the process for receiving academic accommodations?

A: Many students who struggle academically, for example, having to re-read information multiple times and still experiencing difficulty remembering the information or having difficulty concentrating for long periods of time, may have a learning disability. However, students must identify themselves to the Director of the Academic Support Center and must provide appropriate documentation before receiving accommodations. For more information, please contact Dr. Jane Warner at 843.953.1820.

Q: What happens during Orientation?

A: After cadets say "good bye" to their families and form up with their Company for the first time, they will meet their Cadre. After meeting their Cadre, they begin a long series of events designed to train and prepare them to assume the responsibilities of being a knob. During this training period, cadets participate in numerous training activities, get their hair cut, engage in daily physical fitness routines, learn about the history of The Citadel, and become familiar with the requirements of cadet life.

Q: What is Cadre?

A: This is a group of trained, upper-class cadets from each Company who are responsible for the training of knobs (freshmen).

Q: What is a typical freshman day like?

A: They eat breakfast together from 7:10-7:50 a.m. and then go to their first class (many freshmen have an 8:00 am class); from 12:05-12:45 a.m., they eat lunch; from 1:00-~4:00 p.m., they attend afternoon classes. They eat supper from 5:55-6:30 p.m.; and begin Evening Study Period (ESP) at 8:00 p.m. In addition, many cadets attend meetings; participate in military contract activities; participate in intramurals; and attend club meetings. Between classes, many cadets go to the Library for research or to study.

Adapted from VMI and UMA

Name Change: If you change your name at any point in your college career at The Citadel, you must notify the Registrar of the change. Otherwise, official documents (transcript or college diploma, for example) may be incorrect.

Virtual Tour of campus, please visit this Link: http://www.citadel.edu/root/virtual-tour-home

All Freshman cadets must attend two (2) Fine Arts performances during their freshman year. Please check with Cadet Activities, (843)-953-5111

to learn about the performances for each academic year.

Citadel Sponsor Program:

The Citadel Fourth-Class Sponsor Program, under the direction of the Department of Cadet Activities, provides out-of-state freshmen with a caring "home away from home" during the difficult first year and often, subsequent years at The Citadel. These sponsors, Citadel staff, faculty, local alumni, and interested individuals from the local community, provide a place where cadets can relax, watch TV, and have a home-cooked meal. For additional information about this program, please call Cadet Activities at 843.953.5111 or visit their Web site: http://www.citadel.edu/cadetactivities/sponsorprog/index.htm

Cadet Upper Classmen

CitLearn instructions for all upperclassmen:
citlearn_instructions_for_upper_classmen.pdf

Cadet Sophomores:

Name Change: If you change your name at any point in your college career at The Citadel, you must notify the Registrar of the change. Otherwise, official documents (transcript or college diploma, for example) may be incorrect.

On-Line Tutoring: Science, Math, Humanities, and Test Preparation (GMAT & Others)

Sophomore Seminar: Leadership 201
One Credit Hour

Required of all second-year cadets, this course is designed to assist students in the process of transitioning from the freshman year to the sophomore year at The Citadel. The Seminar will also afford cadets the opportunity to understand principled leadership and will enable students to reflect on their experiences of The Citadel's fourth-class system as they learn more about effective, ethical leadership.

In addition, the course includes a service-learning component. In conjunction with the class, students will have the opportunity to practice leadership skills in addressing practical problems and to receive feedback regarding their performance. This course is a graded, one-hour course. A student must have the Provost's permission to withdraw from LDRS 201.

All sophomore cadets must attend two (2) Fine Arts performances during their sophomore year. Please check with Cadet Activities, (843)-953-5111

to learn about the performances for each academic year.

Cadet Juniors:

Name Change: If you change your name at any point in your college career at The Citadel, you must notify the Registrar of the change. Otherwise, official documents (transcript or college diploma, for example) may be incorrect.

All Juniors must take the Junior Leadership Course, Junior Ethics Enrichment Experience (JEEE) to be classified as a 1A. If you have not taken this course, please contact the Krause Center for Leadership and Ethics.

On-Line Tutoring: Science, Math, Humanities, and Test Preparation (GMAT & Others)

Ordering and Receiving a Class Ring

While any rising senior cadet may in the spring of the junior year be measured for and order a class ring, to be eligible to receive a class ring, a cadet must meet these two conditions:

(1) Have an academic classification of 1A and

(2) Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.000. To participate in the Ring Ceremony, the cadet must:

(3) Have passed the Corps Physical Fitness Test and

(4) Have met the height/weight requirement as outlined in Chapter 5 of the White Book. Cadets who have met requirements to receive the ring but have not met requirements to participate in the Ring Ceremony may pick up their rings at the Holliday Alumni Center on the day after the formal Ring Ceremony.

  • If a cadet fails to meet requirements to receive the ring with his/her class, the Alumni Association will normally hold the ring until the end of the following spring semester. If the cadet has not met requirements to receive the ring by that time, it will be returned to the manufacturer.
  • The cadet may not order the ring again until all requirements to receive the ring have been met. The eligibility of cadets who failed to meet ring eligibility in October of their senior year will be checked again in January.
  • The rings of cadets who have not yet received their rings but will receive their diplomas in May or will be eligible to participate in the Commencement ceremony will be cleared to receive their rings before Commencement. No other cadets will be cleared to receive their rings until after Commencement.

These are minimum requirements and will not be waived. Students should see the Registrar to confirm eligibility.

Degree Evaluations:

The "Degree Evaluation" section on your "Student" tab in your Banner Self-Service account will show missing course requirements and current grade-point ratios. Other sections let you check your academic classification:

1. Go to the Lesesne Gateway

2. Click on Student Tab

3. Then Student Services

4. Then Degree Evaluation

Cadet Seniors: Please inform the Office of the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs (Bond 369) if you will have your grandfather presenting your diploma.

Name Change: If you change your name at any point in your college career at The Citadel, you must notify the Registrar of the change. Otherwise, official documents (transcript or college diploma, for example) may be incorrect.

All Seniors must take the Senior Leadership Integration Seminar (SLIS) to meet graduation requirements and must contact the Krause Center for Leadership and Ethics to register for this required course.

On-Line Tutoring: Science, Math, Humanities, Test Preparation (GMAT & Others)

Commencement Information for Senior Class

1. Submit a Diploma Request

  • If you plan to graduate in May, you must be certain that you have filled out a Diploma Request form in the Registrar's Office.
  • If you have not done that already, you must go to the Registrar's office to complete that request immediately.
  • If there is no diploma application on file for you, you will not receive a diploma at Commencement.

2. Requirements for Graduation

  • Completed: All course requirements for one of the major courses of study outlined in the catalog of record.
  • Completed: Four (4) RPED courses (including RPED 250 and 251).
  • Completed: Eight (8) semesters of ROTC, or one ROTC course for each semester enrolled as a cadet. Any ROTC course that has been failed or dropped must have been replaced with another ROTC course.
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.000 and minimum grade-point average of 2.000 in all major coursework. For students majoring in Education or in the teaching track of Health, Exercise, and Sport Science (HESS) must earn a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.500, a grade-point average of at least 2.500 in all professional Education/major coursework, and must have on file in the Registrar's Office at The Citadel passing scores on the appropriate PRAXIS II and PLT examinations.
  • Have a 2.000 in minor coursework, as appropriate.
  • Have served or otherwise disposed of all punishments and physical fitness, and height/weight requirements have been addressed to the satisfaction of the Commandant of Cadets.
  • Have addressed all financial obligations to the satisfaction of the Treasurer.

3. Requirements to Participate in May Commencement

  • Have met all grade-point ratio requirements for graduation, as specified.
  • Have no fewer than 15 credit hours remaining to complete degree requirements.
  • Have served or otherwise disposed of punishments and physical fitness as well as height/weight requirements have been addressed to the satisfaction of the Commandant of Cadets.
  • Have addressed all financial obligations to the satisfaction of the Treasurer.
  • Have met all ROTC and RPED requirements.

NOTE: Cadets who are permitted to participate in a cadet Commencement ceremony will NOT be permitted to return to the Corps of Cadets. That is, participation in a cadet Commencement ceremony is the student's last act as a cadet.

Degree Evaluations:

The "Degree Evaluation" section on your "Student" tab in your Banner Self-Service account will show missing course requirements and current grade-point ratios. Other sections let you check your academic classification and any money you currently owe the College. To get to see how many hours you must earn for 1A classification:

1. Go to the Citadel Homepage

2. Click on Academics then Registrar

3. Then Cadet Classifications

4. Then choose your year of entry.

4. Requirements for Day Student Status

  • Cadets who are conduct and physically proficient,
  • Have completed eight (8) semesters in the Corps of Cadets,
  • Have passed eight (8) semesters of ROTC,
  • Have completed all RPED requirements.

Once cadets have met the above conditions, they may request permission to transfer to Day Student Status at The Citadel to complete cadet degree requirements. While in this status, the former cadet will live off campus and will enroll as a civilian student in day classes with the Corps of Cadets or in evening classes through The Citadel Graduate College.

While in this status, the student may transfer to The Citadel from another accredited institution no more than seven (7) credit hours to meet degree requirements. Once in Day Student status, requirements regarding marriage, and dependent, biological children are no longer in effect. However, a former cadet who marries or has a dependent child will not be permitted in a cadet Commencement.