will I get in?

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  1. jgehris

    jgehris Member

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    Hello i was wondering if any one would know if i have a good chance of getting into the Citadel. Im am a currently in the 11th grade in North carolina , i have a 3.4 gpa, my sat scores were 490 in math 490 in reading and 460 in writing but that was my first time taking the sat and will take it again, i am going to 2 time football captain and a three year lettermen, im in enviromental club, and i take ap classes.Also i heard that it is hard to get into the citadel becauses of legacies is this true? Please respond if you know anything it would be much appreciated.
     
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    Your gpa is on the avg mark but I suggest considering taking the ACT's. Don't lose sight of your dream of attending the citadel
     
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    what would be a good sat score to get into there and does being a captain of a sports team matter that much?
     
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    Hi my son was recently accepted at the Citadel. I would have to agree with NROTC- Hopeful. You might want to join a community service organization and retake your SAT or ACT.
     
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    thanks alot you guys!!!
     
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    Being a team captain of a sport shows leadership.Talking with the President of the Citadel last weekend, I learned that he believes in developing leaders ! It would be a plus ! A score of 1150 would put you in good shape.
     
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    That score does not include writing correct?
     
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    If you want to play it safe, try and attain a score of 1700 or a 24-25 ACT. Yeah if my memory is working properly, the app asks about community service, boy scouts, student government, varsity sports, band/chorus, and like president of clubs. Try to accomplish many of those as possible from now till then
     
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    That does not include writing ! The apps do ask about community service type activities and the corp is involved in community service activities in Charleston.
     
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    When would be the best time to apply ?
     
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    At the start of your senior year.
     
  12. NROTC-Hopeful

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    They sent me a paper app around July and august. Send it in right away.
     
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    thanks alot crs mom your help is much appreciated and you too NROTC Hopeful!!!
     
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    Anytime! I want to say my son filled out his app in August....... Good luck ! :)
     
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    Does either of you know about they ROTC scholarships for high school student and also their ROTC scholarships for College students?
     
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    My Advice - Take the ACT As Well

    I would take the ACT as well. I don't know if it's still the case, but I found the ACT much easier and scored better on it.

    Best of luck and hang in there!
     
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    Your GPA is fine, and being captain of the football team and playing sports does look good. However, you're SAT score is a little low (the average SAT score for my entering class was 1090). I would retake the SAT and/or take the ACT. Volunteering looks good on your application and is just a good thing to do in general. Being involved in clubs looks good, particularly if you are a leader within the club. The Citadel admissions process is very holistic; they like to see that you can excel academically and physically, have leadership potential, and have time for extracurricular activities. This shows that you have time management skills, something that is crucial during knob year.

    Applications for the next year are generally released around June. I would try to send yours in by July/August. They are pretty quick on making decisions as well. As i recall, i sent my application in at the end of July, and got an admissions decision the first week of September. Once you get accepted, make sure to do a pre-knob visit before making your final decision on whether or not to attend. It's as close a glimpse as you can get of knob year before matriculation day. Keep working hard to maintain/better your GPA and SAT score, and try to do well on your AP tests so that you can get some pre-requisite classes out of the way. Good Luck
     
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    These all are very competitive scholarships, and playing it safe means many things. My counsel would be to take both the SAT and ACT exams as they are slightly different and some prospects do better on one than the other. Take them until you feel certain that you have done your absolute best. Personally I would suggest someplace around a 27 or 28 on the ACT would make you competitive, but higher is better. Bear in mind that the SAT and ACT scores primarily are screening devices - your transcript will be more important in the long run.

    The ROTC programs and academies are looking for persons with leadership potential to be developed, so naturally they will be looking for young people who can provide evidence of leadership. They tend to look for athletic leadership, student government,
    Eagle or Gold badges in scouting, Boys/Girls State or Nation, Hugh O'Brien Youth participants, participation in community organizations, etc. Balance your preparation as best as possible; I had one youngster decide he had to be super active in leadership and destroyed his academics. Best wishes to all of you in your endeavors.
     
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    It is too late for me to join most clubs at my school for my junior year is this a problem?
     

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