Welcome to Freshman Assessments and Placements

Welcome Class of 2021!

Completing the required assessments is an important step in your preparation for matriculation at The Citadel. Please note that some assessments are required for all students, while others pertain only to certain courses or programs of study. Therefore, please read the following information carefully.

The instructions for the specific programs/assessments, as well as login instructions for CitLearn, can be found by choosing from the table below or menu to the left.

Students Attending CSI in July -- Please complete the Summer Reading assignment,
SIGI Career Assessment, and Mathematics Placement Exam prior to arrival on campus.

The information on these pages is current as of 7/5/2017.


Program /
Assessment Title

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Open & Close Dates Who Must Complete It

Contact Information
(For email, click the name or
add the prefix listed to @citadel.edu)

Summer Reading
Program & Ethics
Writing Sample
June 1 - Aug 1 All Incoming Students

Mr. Shealy

Email: shealye1

SIGI Career

June 1 - Aug 1

All Incoming Students

Ms. Page Tisdale
Email: tisdalep1

AlcholholEdu &
Haven Program

Jul 3 - Aug 4

Oct 9 - Oct 27

All Incoming Students

Mr. Kevin M. Modglin
Email: kmodglin

Foreign Language
Placement Exam

June 1 - Aug 1

French, German, or Spanish placement exam
required for all incoming students,
except for Engineering and Education Majors

Maj. Zane Segle
Email: seglez1


Math Placement


June 1 - Aug 1

Students majoring in Civil Engineering,
Electrical Engineering,
Mechanical Engineering,
Chemistry (B.S.), Physics, Mathematics,
Computer Science; scholarship students
in a program that requires MATH 131;
students considering the pursuit of a
Minor in Applied Mathematics;
students on a Navy scholarship
who also CHOOSE to take MATH 131.

Dr. Mei Chen
Email: mei.chen


Remember: The Core Values of The Citadel are Honor, Duty, and Respect.
As such, we remind incoming students that all assessments must be completed by the students themselves without outside aid.

Technical Questions for Foreign Language, Math, and Writing Sample Assessments?
Please review the information on the CitLearn Information page.