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Welcome to Freshman Assessments and Placements

Welcome Class of 2023!

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.

   NOTE -- Students Attending Citadel Success Institute (CSI) in June/July:

   Please complete your Summer Reading Assignment  and Math Placement Exam prior to arrival on campus.


The information on these pages is current as of 4/30/2019.

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

Summer Reading
May 16-Aug 1 All Incoming Students

MAJ Shealy
Email: shealye1

AlcholholEdu &
Sexual Assault
Prevention Program

Part 1: Jul 12 - Aug 9

Part 2: Oct 14 - Nov 3

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.

Dr. Sara Fernandez
Email: fernandezs


Math Placement Exam


May 15 - Aug 1

All first year students in the following majors: 
Chemistry (B.S.), 
Civil Engineering, 
Construction Engineering, 
Computer Science, 
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.

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.

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