Catalog 2014-15

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On-Time Graduation Guarantee

The keys to an affordable education and great career momentum are the same – on-time graduation.  Juniata expects all full time students who are admitted to be able to graduate in four years or less.  In fact, at recent graduations, 92-96% of the graduates had completed their degrees in four years or less.  This has been possible because students at Juniata are motivated, focused and well advised by the College’s faculty.  Remarkably, they also are able to study abroad and complete significant research and internship experiences which are career enhancers while maintaining the pace for achieving their degrees.

Of course, not all students are in a position to graduate in four years.  Some may need or prefer to work more than the 17 hours per week that are permitted and attend school part-time. Others may just choose a different pace or the opportunity to take a wider range of courses that are not directly related to their field of study. This program is designed for those who want to complete their degree program as quickly as possible.

The College's Commitments

The College will provide eligible students with advising about their academic programs and with the courses they need to complete them. To assist students in their plans to graduate in four years, the College will:

The Students' Commitments

Students shall follow the academic advice provided by their advisors and must take the courses which are available to them.   If they are committed to graduating in four years, they must:

The Guarantee

The conditions described above apply to the guarantee only and not to any specific graduation requirements.  In the event that a student has met all of the student’s commitments and is unable to complete the degree in four years or less, the College will:

Students are presented this guarantee after completing 40 but not more than 60 credits.  By signing and providing two signed copies to the Registrar’s Office, they accept the College’s offer of a guarantee and agree to meet the required commitments.  The Registrar will record the commitment and return a copy to the student.

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