How Do I look For Citadel?

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  1. cooper1234

    cooper1234 Member

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    Would I make a good candidate? I am a NROTC applicant, just had my interview the other day, so I should hopefully find out around September, October.

    Anyways, how do I look:

    GPA- 3.21 (last updated in June of '09, should be around a 3.3, hopefully higher.
    Rank- 295/516 Weighted
    Sports- Baseball, Volleyball (out of school, trying out for school baseball this year (again))
    Jewish
    SATs- 1710 (ehh) Math- 620, Reading- 520, Writing- 570
    ACT- 25 Composite, 27 on the Math/Reading

    I have been a camp counselor for 2 years.

    A little charity work

    Play baseball in a local league.

    Also, if this makes a difference, my father is a good friend of Dr. Harvey Schiller (I think he is a Brigadier General in the Air Force), who is apparently a big deal around Citadel, haha.

    But anyways, let me know if I would be a good candidate. I am basically physically qualified, but I need to do some work on the push ups and the run, but I am almost there.
     
  2. goldfarb1

    goldfarb1 Candidate

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    You'll probably get into the Citadel. GPA average was a 3.2. You're at the 75th percentile for Math which will make up for the 520 on reading. EC's are fine. Rank may hurt you a bit, but about 30% weren't in the top half of their class.


    When you say NROTC applicant, do you mean you plan on taking NROTC while you're there?...or are you applying for the NROTC scholarship?

    If you are applying for the scholarship, that's probably a longshot. It's pretty competitve at the Citadel. If you aren't deadset on NROTC apply for the AROTC scholarship as well. There are far more available. And even if you don't get the four year ROTC scholarship, you can apply for the sideload once you are there...which will pickup the next 3 years, and in some cases 3 and a half.
     
  3. cooper1234

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    Yes, I am applying to the NROTC program. I basically have everything in, I am just waiting for my official transcript to get mailed out by my school, so it won't be too long.
     
  4. tucker92

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    I am unaware that there is a requirement that prospective cadets pass a Physical Fitness Test prior to admission. If there is I'd like to know, since my daughter is an applicant. Certainly cadets must pass the PFT each semester while at school.
     
  5. SF49ers

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    Knobs take a preliminary PT test during hell week, but the one that actually counts is in early October. The Spring PT test is in early March I believe. If you don't pass the PT test, then you will be put on remedial PT and may have other consequences, especially as an upperclassmen. But the 4th class system and required PT for the first few months (aside from ROTC PT) gets all of the knobs into shape. By the time you get to the PT test you should be able to max the push-ups.

    So no, you don't have to take a PT test before you arrive at The Citadel. But you still need to be in good shape when you arrive, or you will be making it that much more difficult on yourself the first few weeks.
     

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