The support you need to succeed
The Citadel won’t just challenge you as an individual. Here, you’ll face adversity shoulder-to-shoulder with your fellow cadets. To support this unique environment, a number of important resources are available to you before, during, and after your time on campus.
Before you arrive
The Citadel Success Institute
The Citadel Success Institute is an optional three week program held over the summer for incoming freshmen. The program is designed to help you transition to college-level work and to better prepare you academically, emotionally and physically for the rigors of The Citadel. During your time in CSI, you will become familiar with the campus, learn about expectations and build a support system of fellow cadets and Citadel professionals who will help you during knob year and beyond.
“I highly recommend sending your incoming freshman to CSI. My daughter participated in CSI and when it was time for Matriculation, she felt excited rather than anxious. CSI is an excellent investment for cadets and parents alike!” – Parent, Class of 2025
While you’re here
Student Success Center
The Student Success Center aids you in your transition to college life and helps you achieve academic success with the goal of graduation. Learning enhancement programs provide cadets a systematic and disciplined approach for processing assigned materials. The center also offers tutoring, math and writing labs and special services for freshmen and athletes.
The Citadel recognizes the unique role study abroad plays in your academic experience and leadership development. International travel teaches cadets to be adaptable, culturally competent, critical thinkers and problem solvers. During recent pre-COVID years, more than 10% of cadets traveled to 20+ countries around the world where they participated in study abroad programs hosted by The Citadel.
Success after The Citadel
The Citadel Career Center educates and empowers cadets to become active participants in their professional success. Career planning and job search skills, like resume writing, interview techniques and salary negotiation, are embedded into the Leadership Development Program. In addition to traditional career services like drop-in hours, career fairs and weekly recruiting events, career education is integrated into many academic departments. Cadets explore careers and learn the importance of engaging early to develop multiple professional options.
As a result of these collaborations, The Citadel consistently reports well above national averages for placement outcomes. More than 80% of cadets report professional employment, military or graduate school acceptance at graduation and more than 90% six months after graduation.