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Welcome to Freshman Assessments and Placements

Welcome Class of 2025!

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.

The information on these pages is current as of 5/5/2021.

Program /
Assessment Title

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Open & Close Dates Who Must Complete It

Contact Information
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Summer Reading
May 1-matriculation or CSI All Incoming Students

MAJ Shealy
Email: shealye1

Modern Languages 
Placement Exam
June 1-August 1

French, German, or Spanish
placement exam
required for all incoming students,
except for Engineering.

Dr. Alison T. Smith
Email: tsmith22


Math Placement Exam


May 17-August 3

NEW session added for August 18

All first year students
in the following majors: 

Chemistry (B.S.), 
Civil Engineering, 
Construction Engineering, 
Computer Engineering,
Computer Science,
Cyber Operations,
Electrical Engineering, 
Mechanical Engineering, 
and Physics

Students in the following minors: 
Applied Mathematics, 
Applied Statistics

Students desiring an American Chemical Society certificate
as a Chemistry major
or considering pursuit of a Navy Scholarship.

Dr. 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 Canvas Information page.

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