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Incoming Freshman Questionnaire

Student Information

(Question 1 of 11)

First Name (*)

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Middle Name

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Last Name (*)

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CWID (*)

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Personal Email Address (*)

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Cell Phone Number (*)

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Academic Information

(Question 2 of 11)

Please select your intended major (*)

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** Note- If you select Nursing as your intended major, you will be initially assigned a major of Biology. Admission to The Citadel does not automatically admit you to the BSN Program. Acceptance to the Nursing major requires a formal application after completion of freshman year.

Professional Interests

(Question 3 of 11)

Indicate below if you have interest in the following professions:

Pre-law (*)

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Pre-health (*)

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Science Requirement

(Question 4 of 11)

You may have the option to select a freshman science, please select one science interest (*)

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ROTC Program

(Question 5 of 11)

All cadets are required to enroll in and pass an ROTC course for every semester in which they are enrolled at The Citadel until they have completed their first two years. While every cadet must successfully complete a course in one of the three ROTC programs each semester, cadets are not required to enroll in any ROTC commissioning program nor are they required to accept a commission should it be offered.

All cadets must select from one of three (3) ROTC programs offered at The Citadel. Please select your desired program below:

ROTC Program Choice (*)

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Placement Exams

(Question 7 of 11)

Part A:

Foreign Language Requirement and Placement Exam The Citadel requires two semesters in the same language for most majors except engineering, education, and nursing. Some departments might require three or more semesters. The Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures offers four languages in which you may fulfill the general education requirement. If you wish to continue with the French, German, or Spanish you studied in high school, you must take The Citadel’s Foreign Language Placement Exam (FLPE). Your score will determine the level at which you will continue your foreign language study at The Citadel. If you wish to continue with Chinese you studied in high school, The Chinese Placement Exam will be conducted on campus through an interview with a Chinese professor during the advising period.

Students who do continue with the same language studied in High School cannot start below the 102 level (second semester of elementary French, Chinese, German or Spanish).

Desired language to study at The Citadel (*)

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Did you take the same language in high school? (*)

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If you answered yes above, please select the number of years in high school when you took a foreign language:

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Students are required to take an online Math Placement Exam during the summer prior to arriving on campus if they plan on majoring in-

-Chemistry (B.S.)
-Civil Engineering
-Computer Engineering
-Computer Science
-Construction Engineering
-Cyber Operations
-Electrical Engineering
-Mechanical Engineering

Please select one of the following: (*)

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CLEP, Advanced Placement, or College Credit Taken in High School

(Question 8 of 11)

If you have taken or plan to take CLEP or Advance Placement Test through College Board, please indicate below.

CLEP/AP Test Year Taken

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If you have taken a college course in high school, please indicate college courses.

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***(Official transcripts from College Board or College must be sent to The Citadel Registrar’s Office to receive credit)

Transfer Students

(Question 9 of 11)

Transfer students need careful attention in scheduling. Please fill out the following information.

University/Colleges Attended & Semester of Attendance

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***(Official transcripts from College must be sent to The Citadel Registrar’s Office to receive credit)

Summer School Reading Requirement

(Question 10 of 11)

In the fall of their freshman year, cadets are required to enroll in LDRS 101: First Year Experience which is designed to facilitate their transition to The Citadel. For this course, there is a summer reading assignment, and freshman students must purchase and read the book A Few Good Men by Aaron Sorkin prior to matriculation day. This reading assignment will provide opportunities for discussions about ethical concepts and issues during orientation and throughout the fall semester. Because this book is considered a textbook, The Citadel Bookstore has ordered the books for freshmen to purchase. Therefore, students can visit the following link to purchase their book, In the “Enter Your Search Details”, please enter “Few Good Men”.


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(Question 11 of 11)

Enter any comments you may have regarding the scheduling of your classes.

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Will you be a walk-on or scholarship athlete?

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NOTE: If you have a documented disability, please contact Shannon McKenzie, Assistant Director for Services for Students with Disabilities, at (843)953-6877 or at

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