Frequently Asked Questions about CSI
The total cost for 2014 will be $1750.00, and will be based on 4 credit hours, room & board and the cost of parking.
CSI Dates: Session 1 of CSI will be held June 8- July 2, 2014 & Session 2 of CSI will be held July 13- August 6, 2014. Student's who will be required to report early for athletic cadre may only participate in Session 1 as the training schedules conflict with the 2nd session.
Who is eligible to attend the CSI program?
Any incoming Citadel student who has been academically accepted and medically cleared may attend CSI.
CSI will email acceptance and registration information to students who have applied, paid the $100 deposit AND been medically cleared. Once registered, students will be able to pay the CSI fee online via Lesesne Gateway. Please allow a few days for your bill to be generated after the registration form has been submitted.
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.
Do the students wear uniforms?
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 2014 program. After we receive your application, and confirm your medical clearance we will send acceptance information out via email.