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Prospective Students

Welcome to the Honors Program. I am glad that you are considering joining us and I encourage you to explore our program by visiting the various links on our website. I hope that you will contact me if you have any questions or would simply like to discuss how our program can benefit your college experience.

We invite you to read this article by a Honors Program graduate, showing her path from high school junior to proud Citadel alumna. 

Application Process

The Honors Program requires both an Honors Program application and an interview.

Although applicants are encouraged to submit applications by January 15, applications will be accepted after that date. Applicants are asked to also contact the Honors Program office to schedule the interview. Opportunities for interviews are available during Day Visits and Pre-Knob overnight visits. If a face-to-face interview at The Citadel is not possible, a video or telephone interview can be arranged. You may This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call The Citadel Honors Program office (843-953-3708) to schedule this interview.

Applicants will be notified by the end of March or early April whether they have been accepted into the program.

Applications may be submitted online. If you prefer, you may print the application and mail it to the Honors Program office (address below).

Current students may also be invited to apply based on their academic performance at The Citadel.


The Honors Program is designed to provide an exceptionally broad background of cultural knowledge and learning skills which students can then apply to their chosen areas of academic specialization. Details of the Honors Program Curriculum can be found in the handbook and on this website.


Students are encouraged to explore scholarship and fellowship opportunities. Please see the Scholarship webpage for additional resources.

Frequently Asked Questions

I know that making college decisions can be a daunting task. I have provided answers to some of the more commonly asked questions about the Honors Program (FAQ). If you need additional information or assistance with the application process or just want to know more about The Citadel or the Honors Program, I encourage you to contact me.

Contact Information

Jack W. Rhodes, Director
The Citadel Honors Program
171 Moultrie Street
Charleston, SC 29409-6370
Phone (843) 953-3708
Fax (843) 953-7084
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