Getting into The Citadel/Norwich University?

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  1. coreyjames25

    coreyjames25 New Member

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    Good Evening all,

    I was talking to my counselor, today, about how I wanted to become a Commissioned Officer in the USMC. He mentioned that i should take a look at The Citadel and Norwich university. The problem being my GPA is around the 2.0 area but my SAT scores are quite high. My scores were:
    Math: 570
    Reading: 500
    Writing: 480
    ACT: 21

    I was just wondering if i have a shot with such a ****ty GPA. I do understand that my GPA is not up to par, but i was just wondering if The Citadel and/or Norwich University would give me a shot?

    Thank you for your time!
    Sincerely,
    Corey
     
  2. pj01720

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    To be considered for a 4 year HS Navy ROTC marine option you need a math and reading combined SAT score of 1100. I am sure you could get into those schools as long as you do the little things. For example: visits, interviews, etc.
     
  3. Kernal D

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    Corey...first off...never use foul language when communicating with any of us...bad juju. This isn't the picture you want us to have of you. Your GPA could be problematic in that...you have the ability as evidenced by your scores...but it doesn't show in the effort you put forth in the classroom. In your essay...you will need to explain this to admissions. The question will be...if he's smart...why is his GPA not higher...and will he put forth a similar effort in college...where Academics always come first. If you haven't already done so...you need to apply for the Marine Option ROTC Scholarship...you never know. Worse they can say is "no" right? If you apply to Norwich...be prepared to explain your GPA...then get some strong Letters of Recommendation from teachers. Often times in a case like your's we may offer you a Conditional Acceptance...and ask that you take a college course during the summer to prove you are capable of working at the college level. Bottom line...make sure your application is complete...attach a resume'...state your case clearly...and work on your GPA...you haven't hit home plate yet! Good luck...
     
  4. pj01720

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    Kernal D,

    What is the application deadline for Norwich? I have a friend there who loves it and I am pretty interested. I have pretty strong SAT scores (650 Math 550 Reading and 620 Writing) and a solid GPA (3.4). Thanks!
     
  5. 2012Cadet

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    Also to Kernal D, when is the earliest you can apply to Norwich? Am a current sophomore with PSAT (63 math, 64 reading, 70 writing) and 3.93 GPA (unweighted).
     
  6. Kernal D

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    PJ01720...we have rolling admissions...so you can apply any time. If you are currently a high school senior...recommend you do so soon. The biggest issue is financial aid. There is only so much money in everybody's piggie bank...financial aid can be the same way. Highly recommend you apply online.

    http://www.norwich.edu/admissions/applying.html
     
  7. Kernal D

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    2012Cadet...recommend you submit your application in September of your senior year. If you are not already receiving information from Norwich...you can submit an Inquiry Form online. This will get you into our data base for email updates based on your interests, invitations to regional events in your area and to our open houses, summer program mailings and more...and then in your junior year the big mailing starts as you get close to applying.

    http://www.norwich.edu/admissions/moreinfo.html
     
  8. 2012Cadet

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    So I should start my app Sept. of senior year, or have it done by then?
     
  9. The OC Josh

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    For most (civilian) colleges, you can start working on it during the summer. If you do early action/Early decision you can usually know by Jan 1st about acceptances.
    I did all EA and I found out from all of them already while most of my friends have heard back from maybe one school.
     
  10. SF49ers

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    The Citadel has rolling admissions, so there isn't a particular due date. The earlier the better. I sent my application to The Citadel in July, and had my acceptance decision by September.
     
  11. C2014

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    If you have a weak GPA then you should have "counter balancing" things on your app. For instance if you have say a 1.7 GPA, then you should hopefully be very active in your community,sports,etc to try and counter out you GPA. Everything counts.
     
  12. glen

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    The SAT score would probably be ok for Citadel, the current average for Fall 2010admission is 1130, so you are in the ball park. But GPA average of those admitted for next Fall is currently 3.34. While The Citadel does have a rolling admission program and continues to take applications until the Class is full, I would not say your chances at The Citadel for Fall 2010 are great unless you are a 7 foot BB player or All State in Football. If intent on attending The Citadel you might consider a year of post graduate HS at a military school. I did this to get my GPA up and show I was capable of college level work in math, science and English. It worked for me. And it would give you another opportunity to also apply for an ROTC scholarship. Regards, Glen
     
  13. mdsu

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    Is the Citadel or Norwich a four year school like the academies or can I transfer there and finish my degree or would I have to start over as a freshman? Also, if you go to the citadel or norwich on your own (not under NROTC scholarship) could I still get a commision or are commisions only for the NROTC scholarship winners?
     
  14. SF49ers

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    The Citadel is a four-year college. No matter how many credits you have when you matriculate, you will still be a knob. However, If you already had a year's worth of credit from another school, you could graduate early. Your second year at The Citadel you would be a junior.

    Graduating seniors can commission, even without a scholarship. Our current President, Lt. Gen. Rosa, actually did this when he graduated.
     
  15. mdsu

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    only bad thing is that by being a junior would be that all my knob buddies would be sophomores and I wouldnt have any bond with the juniors because I dont know any of them right?
     
  16. ender

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    Not necessarily MDSU. While there is a rather stringent separation between knobs and upperclassmen through the use of the 4th class system, there is plenty of inter-class mingling and social interaction between the upperclassmen.
     

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