Citadel Honors and Scholars Invitations

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  1. taymcg12

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    I was accepted to the Citadel last week and also received a letter inviting me to apply to the honors program as well as an invitation to the Scholarship competition in November. First off, I was wondering how competitive the Honors program is. Since I received an invitation, should I get in pretty easily? What kind of credentials do competetive applicants usually have?

    As far as the scholars competition, I understand that there are three events yearly. Is the November one any better orore competetive than others? How many people are invited to each session? What are the average credentials of a competetive applicant for both an interview and a full scholarship? How many students receive a partial as well as how many receive a full scholarship?
     
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    I got that letter and didn't get into the honors program. My GPA was too low I think. They only accept about 25 to 30 knobs into the program I believe. I think I had around 40 and I went in November. I am pretty sure I was told most people receive at least a partial scholarship.
     
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    By you think you had around 40 do you mean around 40 students came to the scholarship competition when you went?
     
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    taymcg12 - If The Citadel is one of your top choices, do not ignore the letter and try to get to the November invitation for both Honors and Scholarship selection. The Honors program is very selective, but very rewarding, and for liberal arts majors especially can offer many opportunities. The Citadel is a public college, and scholarships are limited. In talking to the Admissions Office, the best opportunities go to the early selection groups - for obvious reasons as your interest is especially important. They don't want to waste a scholarship on someone who is coming in late and who is indecisive about attending. This is the same whatever college your receive acceptance and some form of discount off sticker price. As far as credentials - these change year to year depending on the size of the class they are admitting. You can see the absolute average of SAT and GPA on the website (GPA 3.8 and SAT 1108 as of Sept) - scholarship awards and Honors Program participants need to be well above this average. Typically they are looking at top 10% of graduating class. Good Luck
     
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    So what would you think my chances are if I'm 31 in my class of 224 and have 1260 math+reading SAT?
     
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    not an expert on the subject and not to be a wet rag - 1260 is a very competitive SAT, ideally they want someone in the top 10% of their class and you are probably talking a minimum 3.7 GPA to have a strong chance. They do however look heavily at extracurriculars and 'intangibles'. Give it your best shot since nothing ventured nothing gained.
     
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    I'm hoping my higher SAT with my EC's will give me a good chance. The essay prompt this year has to do with ethics and the terrorist attack on the USS Cole right before 911. This is beyond perfect for me. My next door neighbor is the widow of one of the 17 sailors killed. I am interviewing her to get a 1st hand perspective. She also has several boxes full if papers from the investigation into the incident, so that is more knowledge that only I will have. I am hoping that this will help my essay and debate and shoot me into the running for a scholarship.
     

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