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Education Opportunities for Veterans

The Citadel offers day, evening and online programs for veteran students. Our veteran students fall under the following academic categories:

Graduate Student
A student who has obtained a bachelor's degree and is seeking a master's degree or graduate certificate. Graduate level classes are offered in the evening or online. Visit our programs page for a list of degree and certificate offerings.

College Transfer Student
A student who has earned credits at another institution and is seeking to complete their bachelor's degree. They are able to transfer their credits to The Citadel and complete their Bachelor's in the evening or online. Visit our programs page for a list of degree offerings.

Active Duty Student
An active duty student is defined as a student who is part of the active duty commissioning program on campus.

Non-Cadet Day Student
A non-cadet veteran is defined as an individual who provides evidence through a DD 214 of honorable discharge from one of the Armed Services indicating a minimum of 90 consecutive days of full-time federal active service, other than active duty for training. Veteran Day Students take classes alongside cadets, but are not a member of the Corps of Cadets and do have the military requirements of a cadet.

Returning Cadet Veteran
A cadet serving in the National Guard or reserve component of one of the Armed Services that is called to active federal duty other than for training, while a member of the Corps of Cadets can return to The Citadel as a veteran day student as long as the former cadet receives a DD-214 indicating an Honorable Discharge from active duty. The returning cadet veteran may elect to return to the Corps of Cadets.

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