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 (link to all roadmaps)
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 CC student is enrolled at their
Once CC 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 a 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, CC 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will this new program be open to a current enrolled community college student?
Is my decision to participate in the Pathways program binding?
Why am I expected to earn my Associate's degree at my community college as part of the Pathways program?
What is an Academic Roadmap?
By following the Roadmap, you are guaranteed transfer credit, junior-year status and a timely completion of your undergraduate degree program. What financial aid commitment will Morningside make to me?
What financial aid commitment will Morningside make to me?
In an effort to make the transition easy for Pathways students, the Juniata Office of Student Financial Planning will develop a Financial Plan that will assist each student in understanding how best to optimize available resources to invest in his or her college education.
What financial aid forms are required as I prepare to enter Morningside?
What Morningside resources are available to me as an MCP student?
After each semester, your grade reports will be checked to make sure that expected progress is being made; adjustments will be made as necessary. You will register for your first set of Juniata classes with your rising-junior student cohort.
Pathways students receive an early commitment of financial aid and financial counseling is available on an ongoing basis.
Juniata College is a residential campus. Pathways students interested in living on-campus will select their rooms with their rising-junior cohort.
How will I be informed about Pathway opportunities at Juniata while I am attending my community college?
As I prepare to enter Juniata, will I be required to submit an application for admission?
You will be required to submit a "Transfer Report Form" from an official at your community college - often the dean of student life or director of student services - which indicates that you have remained in good social standing while enrolled there.
What are my responsibilities as an Pathways student?
You will have many opportunities to get to know the Juniata community and prepare to make a smooth transition into your final two years to complete your bachelors degree. Regular communication with the Juniata Pathways contact will assure that you are aware of all the outstanding opportunities to experience the Juniata community before you arrive as a Juniata student.
When will I register for my first set of Juniata classes?
At that time, advisors will walk students through the process of registration and familiarize you with the Juniata College registration process.
Since my community college is a partner with Juniata, am I required to participate in the Pathways program if I am considering transferring to Juniata?
At many partner institutions the academic program pathways are limited. At the same time, Juniata will consider students from a partner community college who wish to be considered as a transfer student through the traditional process.
What about dual enrollment credits I earned while in high school?
While credits from dual enrollment programs might be transferred in, their applicability to the courses outlined in the Academic Roadmap will be assessed to determine what course requirements still need to be met. The Juniata Pathways Program contact can help you navigate the dual enrollment courses.