Getting into the Citadel

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  1. DBurke94

    DBurke94 New Member

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    I'm about to start my senior year in high school, and I'm planning on joining the Marines either after or during college. I'm hoping to get into a school like the Citadel in South Carolina, but I haven't found anything about the requirements to get in on it's website. I didn't do too well my first two years of high school, but I made almost all A's with one B last year and managed to get my GPA around a 3.6 (I believe it's higher but my school isn't up-to-date with GPA) and my senior year I plan to work even harder for all A's.
    With good SAT scores would I be likely to get into the Citadel with the bad grades I had my junior and sophomore year?
    Also, are there any similar schools in or near South Carolina with good NROTC programs?

    I apologize if this is in the wrong forum, I'm new to this site.
     
  2. bruno

    bruno Retired Staff Member

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    DBurke:
    I would suggest that you take a look at the Publicly and Privately Funded Military College forum . Schools "like" Citadel that offer NROTC- would be VMI in Lexington Virginia; Norwich University in Northfiled Vt, Texas AM in College Station TX and VA Tech in Blacksburg. All of these are either completely Military (VMI) or have large Corps of Cadets. Additionally- take a look at the State Maritime Colleges- all of them have either mandatory or predmoninatly regimental systems for undergraduates and offer both NROTC and professional sea going experiences. Most also have regional agreements that give you instate tuition or near instate tuition- for example SUNY (New York) Maritime has an agreement with South Carolina (http://www.sunymaritime.edu/About Maritime/index.aspx ) - so do several others I believe.
     
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    In answer to your question about your grades- Freshman and Sophomore year are gone and there is nothing that you can do about them now- but showing a significant improvement Jr year is hugely important and it shows a lot to an admissions officer. Kids mature at different rates- which they understand. They are looking for potential success much more than past performance and a major improvement (a 3.6 for Jr Year is nothing to be ashamed of) as you progressed so you definitely have hope- especially if you did well with your SAT. I suspect that they will want to see your first semester Sr grades to confirm that your performance improvement is sustained.
    Do your best with the time you have remaining and good luck!
     
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