The Juniata College Pathways (JCP) program is designed to encourage, facilitate and support the transfer process for students who begin their higher education journey at one of four community colleges that work very closely with Juniata.

Harrisburg Area Community College
Bucks County Community College
Lehigh Carbon Community College
Penn Highlands Community College
Five specific academic areas of study have been selected for the Pathways Partnership:
Environmental Science
Business Administration
The Pathways Program is designed so that students earn their Associates degrees from our partner institutions before transferring to Juniata. Other areas of study will be considered as the programs develop at each institution.

To ensure that each transfer student is as "Junior-Year Ready" as possible, the working principles of Early Identification, Early Involvement, and Early Commitment are central to the program.

Working with specific community college faculty and staff, qualified students who can benefit from this partnership will be encouraged to apply for the program. Once admitted into the program, students will receive:

  •  An Academic Roadmap that shows the coursework required to stay on track for an on-time graduation.
  •  A Financial Plan and Financial Aid Award as early as the second semester at community college.
  •  A Juniata Academic Advisor and a Peer Mentor who will serve as resources while each Community College student is enrolled at their respective institution.

Once Community College students are admitted, receive their aid awards and deposit to become a Juniata Pathways Student, a whole host of opportunities are easily accessible to enhance their experience and accelerate early involvement with Juniata programs and students.  The Academic Pathway assures that they will graduate from their community college in two years and will continue seamlessly to Juniata and receive their bachelor’s degree in the following two years. As the time to transfer to Juniata approaches, Community College students will have the opportunity to register for classes and participate in the housing selection process with their rising-junior cohort at Juniata.

Below are some frequently asked questions. If you have any other questions regarding the program, please contact Michelle Bartol, in the Office of Admissions, at 814-641-3432 or