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.
Class of 2024 (FALL 2020 Freshmen): Applications are closed for the Class of 2024.
Applicants will be notified no later than late April if they have been accepted into the Honors Program.
If you were not selected, the opportunity to be part of the Honors Program is not lost. You may apply to join the Honors Program based on their academic performance at The Citadel. Interested cadets should contact the director, providing a statement of interest. Also, you should make an appointment to see the director after midterms (and no later than early December) with A's to discuss the possibility of your joining the Honors Program starting in the second semester.
Class of 2025 (FALL 2021 Freshmen): Applications for Fall 2021 freshmen will open on 12 August 2020. We encourage you to apply via the Honors Program Online Application. After we have received your information, we will review your application and contact you for an interview if deemed appropriate.
To be considered for the top merit scholarship opportunities and Honors Program placement, applicants are encouraged to apply by Jan.15. In the event that spaces are still available after that date, applications will be considered in the order received.
All applicants to The Citadel Honors Program are encouraged to schedule an overnight visit through The Citadel Office of Admissions.
General Admission Guidelines
Admission at The Citadel Honors Program is an individualized and holistic admission process that examines the entirety of an applicant's academic prowess, creativity, motivation, unique talents, leadership potential, and life experiences. In making a decision to admit a student to The Citadel Honors Program, we are careful not to ascribe too much value to any single metric, such as class rank, GPA, or SAT/ACT scores. We use a broader perspective that includes such qualitative factors as the overall strength of a student's academic program and the ways in which a student has engaged in the community.
We provide these admission statistics to give prospective students a general picture of the freshman applicant and admitted student pool, and we encourage students to keep in mind that these statistics only reflect certain parts of our holistic review process. While we 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.
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 InformationDeirdre D. Ragan, Director (firstname.lastname@example.org)The Citadel Honors Program
171 Moultrie Street
Charleston, SC 29409-6370
Phone (843) 953-3708