What Classes should I consider for the Citadel?

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  1. CFORD94

    CFORD94 New Member

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    Hi all, I'm new to the website and I had a question concerning the classes that I should take while in high school. Currently I am junior and Im applying for my classes this upcoming fall. I was going to take comparitive government but the class was canceled because not enough individuals would take it. I then proceeded to sign up for Human Geography but I didnt see where credit was offered for that course. Is there any particular AP or recommended classes I should look into? Ive also been told that the Citadel is more focused on your extracuricular activities rather than your academics. If someone could please enlighten me I would be very greatful lol.
     
  2. SCcandidate2015

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    I wouldn't think any college is more concerned about ECs than academics. ECs are important, but I think most colleges, including The Citadel, are most worried about academics. When you receive your acceptance, they don't tell you, "If you do not complete a whole season of football your senior year, your acceptance will be retracted." Instead, they say, "If your GPA falls below 2.5, your acceptance will be retracted." ECs are important, even for the most academically-inclined schools, but amazing ECs and mediocre academics won't get you in to most decent schools. So focus on your academics. It is true that it isn't very hard to get in to The Citadel (versus other schools with a level of mystique/prestige about them). Their acceptance rate is somewhere near the mid-seventieth percentiles. But, nevertheless, academics are the most important thing.

    As to your courses for your junior year, I could probably answer that question much better if you would list what you have already taken. A GPA would also be good to post, as would ECs.
     
  3. CFORD94

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    Sorry for the misunderstanding, and in reference to my classes that I have already taken, I have of course taken two years worth of classes; two advanced classes (Lit, History) and the rest have been basic. I have also completed Visual Arts I, Spanish III, JROTC II, etc.

    My EC's consist of Student Government (11th Grade Treasurer). I am also an officer in JROTC and a member of both the drill team and color guard. I will be accepting a commanders position this coming year.
     
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    I think you'll be getting in fine as long as your GPA is decent.
     
  5. blindfire

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    CFORD,

    I would recommend on establishing being more well-rounded, but focus on your academics. If you meet the minimum requirements and more, then I don't see any problem.

    If you want to challenge yourself I do recommend taking AP classes, but take classes only if you are capable of doing well in them (B+). Also take courses in the academic discipline on which you plan to major during your tenure at The Citadel. (e.g, Engineering- AP Calculus/AP Physics).

    The Citadel takes a 3 or 4 (AP exam) for full exemption from a course. This is highly beneficial both financially and curriculum wise, as you can bypass most of the core curriculum and take more courses in your major or find a suitable minor.
     
  6. CitadelGrad

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    I think you might have misunderstood someone's comment on how The Citadel regards EC's. The Citadel probably looks more at EC's than does the typical Large State U. because The Citadel likes to see evidence of a well-rounded person and demonstrated leadership skills. That does not mean that The Citadel diminishes the importance of academic accomplishment. At the end of the day, it is academics that will see you through to graduation.
     

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