The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina

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Prospective Students

Welcome to The Citadel Honors Program webpage. We are glad that you are considering joining us and we encourage you to learn more about our program by visiting the various links. Contact us if you have any questions or would simply like to discuss how our program can benefit your Citadel experience. 

Application Process

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

Although applicants are encouraged to submit applications by January 15, applications will be accepted after that date. 

Applicants will be notified by mid to late April if they have been accepted into the program.

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

General Admission Guidelines

While we believe in a holistic approach to admissions and do not have hard and fast standards for admissions, we understand that many prospective students are interested in our "admissions criteria" to determine if The Citadel Honors Program would be a feasible avenue.

Our previously-accepted applicants, on average, rank in the top 10% of their high school class and scored >1360 on the SAT or > 30 on the ACT.


The Citadel Honors Program curriculum 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.

The Citadel Honors Program Handbook

Basic, yet important, information about the operation and organization of The Citadel Honors Program can be found in our handbook.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Contact Information

Jack W. Rhodes, Director (

Deirdre D. Ragan, Incoming Director (

The Citadel Honors Program
171 Moultrie Street
Charleston, SC 29409-6370
Phone (843) 953-3708

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