Chances of getting back into The Citadel?

Discussion in 'Publicly and Privately Funded Military Colleges' started by Chastize, May 24, 2015.

  1. Chastize

    Chastize New Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2015
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    1
    What are my chances of getting readmitted into The Citadel?

    Shortened background:
    Last year I got accepted, trained, got 2 scholarships (athletic and academic), attended CSI, and matriculated. After hell week I received a call saying a close relative had passed away. I was torn, Do I stay or do I go? I chose to leave because I knew that my father now needed me through this time (it was his mother that passed away and he would be entirely alone now) and I didn't want to risk myself of having a breakdown of grief in the middle of the semester and deciding then that I needed to leave (I'm out of state and even though I have 2 scholarships it was still costing me a pretty penny). Long story short: I regretted the decision almost immediately... however, everyone thought it was noble, "me taking time to aid my father" so I ran with it.

    Now I've been in contact with the athletic department and I still have that scholarship and they still want me. But my worry is after submitting my applications; I was told that at this point in time they are accepting based on academics and credentials. My GPA has fallen since then a lot. Now at a 2.7.

    Is it optimistic to think I'll be reaccepted? I'm sort of panicking right now.
     
  2. MiddyB

    MiddyB Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2014
    Messages:
    183
    Likes Received:
    119
    You don't know til you try. Just do your best, convey your story, and keep moving forward!
     
    Chastize likes this.
  3. MiddyB

    MiddyB Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2014
    Messages:
    183
    Likes Received:
    119
    EDIT: Sorry for double post.
     
  4. Cluelessparent

    Cluelessparent Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2014
    Messages:
    283
    Likes Received:
    145
    Go far it...only The Citadel can give you the answer. Sit down one on one and talk to them. I think The Citadel knowing the circumstances will work in your favor, but that is just an opinion.....

    And on a side note... Have no regrets doing what you thought was right for your family. It will all work out in the long run.
     
    Chastize and turtlerunnernc like this.
  5. majstlo

    majstlo Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2015
    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    23
    I believe the school will look at the big picture and realize you are a good candidate who deserves another shot. I'm an alumni recruiter and good friends with the Director of Admissions Col Powell, feel free to PM me with your name and details and I will personally lobby him on your behalf.
     
  6. glen

    glen Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2010
    Messages:
    174
    Likes Received:
    70

    You should definitely apply and as mentioned explain your personal circumstances. While there are already more accepted applicants who have paid their deposits to reserver their place in the Fall Class, this is typical of this time of year - many of those who paid their deposits will decide later that they want to go to another college and so by July when tuition payments are required, the number of entering 4th Classmen is reduced opening up room for waiting list applicants. Also, don't underestimate the power of personal contact - call and discuss the situation with the Admission's Office counselor assigned to your area of the country. Do it right away. And good luck
     
    Chastize likes this.
  7. Chastize

    Chastize New Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2015
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    1
    Wow! Thanks for all the feedback, I really appreciate it. I will definitely give them a ring tomorrow morning.
     
  8. Cluelessparent

    Cluelessparent Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2014
    Messages:
    283
    Likes Received:
    145
    Any update here?
     
    USNAco2019hopeful likes this.
  9. Chastize

    Chastize New Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2015
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    1
    I actually spoke with them as well as sent them a letter explaining why I withdrew and what I accomplished/did while I was away (it was part of the application process). The admissions office actually contacted me first and are more than willing to help me through this process.

    I won't recieve an official decision for about a week or two, so right now it's just a waiting game.

    I've been contemplating my reaction if I get a response saying I will not be able to come back this fall... So far I'm not sure what I'd do. Waiting Another year is the last thing I want to do, but eh... I'll see what happens.
     
  10. Cluelessparent

    Cluelessparent Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2014
    Messages:
    283
    Likes Received:
    145
    Thanks for the update..... Good Luck!
     
  11. Chastize

    Chastize New Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2015
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    1
    Got accepted!

    I have another question, so I'm just going to ask it here instead of making an entire new thread about it.

    I'm about to get some new glasses and was wondering if prescription transition lens are allowed for knobs? There's nothing about it in the regulations, but it would seem weird to get yelled at through tinted lens.
     
    bookreader likes this.
  12. bookreader

    bookreader Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2015
    Messages:
    397
    Likes Received:
    162
    Congrats on your acceptance!

    I can't answer your question about glasses, but I would encourage calling the college and asking. The first person you reach will probably not be the one who can answer your question, but that person should be able to direct you to the right person. Rules change so often that it is best to go to the source to get the most current information.
     
  13. Cluelessparent

    Cluelessparent Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2014
    Messages:
    283
    Likes Received:
    145
    Former knob at home before heading to Ft. Sill. I would think no transition lenses and maybe depending on how dark. But I will try to remember to ask and post.

    And CONGATS.. you did the right thing by your Dad and get to return... make the best of the second chance you have been given. I know you will and you deserve it :)
     
  14. majstlo

    majstlo Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2015
    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    23
    Congrats, and you didn't even need the plug to the Admissions Office! Admire your perseverance, you will do well there and in life; Go Dogs!
     
    Chastize likes this.
  15. Cluelessparent

    Cluelessparent Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2014
    Messages:
    283
    Likes Received:
    145
    His answer on the transition lenses. Did not think there is a rule against it, but why stand out and you will. Unless you absolutely need them for some reason don't, no need to.....
     
    Chastize likes this.
  16. glen

    glen Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2010
    Messages:
    174
    Likes Received:
    70
    Congrats on showing initiative and you will never regret your decision. The Commandant's Department can give you the answer on your lens choice - this department sets the uniform and dress standards for the Corps. I am sure you are not the first person to ever ask this question. But if I had a choice - the answer above is a common sense one - if you have a clear pair of eyeglasses, and no eye situation that requires sunglasses, use the clear ones as you will not have to answer the questions form Cadre every ten minutes. But if you only have one pair of glasses - then you can only do what you can do wear them unless the Commandants Department says no. When I arrived at El Cid 45 years ago, poor as a church mouse, the best clothes I had were the uniforms. Plenty of kids come to El Cid like that - and making it through is that much sweeter. Good Luck
     
    Chastize and AROTC-dad like this.

Share This Page