Frequently Asked Questions about CSI
The total cost for 2016 will be $1900.00, and will be based on 4 credit hours, room & board and the cost of parking.
CSI Dates: July 6-29, 2016
Student's who will be required to report early for athletic cadre will need to check with their coaches to make sure the dates do not conflict.
What is CSI?
Who is eligible to attend the CSI program?Any incoming Citadel student who has been academically accepted and medically cleared may attend CSI.
What is the daily schedule like during CSI?
Students follow a highly regimented schedule during the week. Their day begins with breakfast at 7 a.m. each weekday and ends with bed checks at 10 p.m. Time for studying and some free time are built into the schedule each day. Students are allowed to leave on the weekend, but must remain on campus during the week.
No. Students wear civilian clothes during CSI. The dress code is included in the information packet sent to all students who have returned the registration materials.
Each CSI student takes one academic core class, the Orientation 101 class, and a required physical education class. The course offerings CSI are available on the Academics section of this website.
Is CSI just like knob year?
CSI does not recreate the experience of knob year. Instead, the program serves as a stepping stone between the student's life in high school and The Citadel's unique environment. CSI gives students experiences between where they're coming from and where they're headed. For example...
• CSI students do not wear uniforms like the corps, but they are required to follow a specific dress code.
• CSI students are allowed to bring a vehicle to campus, but they are only allowed access to the vehicle on the weekends.
• CSI students do not earn merits/demerits and are not punished with tours or confinements like the corps, but they do follow an accountability system in which they earn or lose privileges based on their behavior and performance.
How do I apply for CSI?
All academically accepted Citadel students will receive application materials via email. First, you will need to submit the online application form & pay the $100 CSI Application fee to reserve a space in the 2016 program. After we receive your application, and confirm your medical clearance we will send acceptance information out via email.