Laura Snyder Class of 2019

Activities: Social Work Club, Habitat for Humanity, and Meditation Club

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I came to Juniata College after my freshman year at Bucks County Community College. This was a decision I didn't take lightly. I wanted to make sure that my new school would accept all of my credits and that I would be able to fit in with the community.

From the moment I stepped on campus I knew I made the right decision. Everyone was very supportive during my transition. I had the opportunity to be a part of an orientation program called Inbound. It was a welcoming program that grouped students based on their social interests. This experience allowed me to meet and connect with people on campus before classes even began! This experience followed me right into classes with faculty and staff. 

My advisors helped me navigate courses, credits, and deadlines. They walked me through the whole process and answered all my questions. I didn't have any issues transferring my credits to Juniata, they all transferred over without complications.  Overall, it was an easy merge for both my social life and my academics.

Transferring to a new school can be stressful, but when you find yourself on the right campus, everything tends to click. I'm happy to share my experiences as a transfer student with you. I wish you the best of luck in your search and hope that you find your new "home" like I did. 


Read our Transfer Student stories:

Catherine Adcock Laura Chiarella Lauren Ferretti
 Catherine Adcock '18

Activities: Student Government President, Chinese Club, and Japanese Club

The orientation program called Inbound really helped me fit in with the campus community. There were actually two other transfer students in my group. It was comforting to know other people were having a similar experience to mine at the same time.  I continued to make connections with my peers throughout the semester. It didn't it take me long to feel at home.

Any time I would have an issue or a concern, my advisors and professors were always able to help. They really are the best!


Laura Chiarella '20

Activities: Art Alliance and Quidditch Club


I came into Juniata as a sophomore from a larger University. I chose Juniata because I wanted to be part of a community. People on campus are very welcoming and it was easy to make friends and connections. Some of the people I met the first day I was here are still my friends today. 

Everyone I met was genuine. They were all real and honest. My advisors were helpful and simplified the transfer credit process. I never felt alone during my transition to Juniata.

Lauren Ferretti '18

Activities: Women's Soccer Team 


I transferred to Juniata before my Junior year began. I was worried because juniors usually have their friend groups already, but I was welcomed with open arms, especially with the soccer team.

It was easy for me to make friends around campus. I met 27 great girls from the soccer team. Everyone kept asking me how my transition was, and made sure it was a smooth process. People were genuinely interested in how I was doing, and it made me feel like part of the community from the beginning.