Below is a list of requirements for incoming freshman at The Citadel. This includes requirements of international students. Visit the admissions page to complete your application for admission into the Corps of Cadets at The Citadel!
Prospective freshman students are required to be a high school graduate or possess a GED.
The submission of the completed application for admission, along with the application fee at the completion of the junior year or very early in the senior year.
Send high school transcripts to admissions. Only the initial application accepts unofficial transcripts. Unofficial transcripts must show your full name and permanent address or birthdate. Prior to receiving final acceptance, all academically-accepted applicants must provide an official transcript verifying their high school graduation. Official transcripts can be provided by schools utilizing various official digital credentialing services or sent via U.S. mail from the school directly to The Citadel Admissions Office / 171 Moultrie St. / Charleston, SC 29409. Note: Grades earned in English, mathematics, science, history, and foreign languages can improve your application.
We are a test optional institution. Applicants may submit an SAT or ACT score if they wish, but these scores are not required. Please note school codes for The Citadel:
ACT – 3838
SAT – 5108
TOEFL – 5108
For students whose native language is not English, submit TOEFLresults.
Must successfully complete the requiredcoursework.
The Citadel Surgeon requires medical approval after academic acceptance. Forms are here.
Must be at least 17 and less than 23 years of age on the date of matriculation. This is usually mid-to-late August.
If you have any questions about the requirements for the corps of cadets application, please contact us by calling (800) 868-1842 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The current edition of The Citadel catalog includes additional information that you may need.