Supported admit students are admitted to Juniata with the belief that they have the potential to succeed in college but would benefit from extra mentoring and assistance from Academic Support staff.
The program for supported admit students includes regularly scheduled, required appointments with an academic counselor (at least five such meetings) throughout the fall semester to monitor and assess progress in each class, discuss issues related to transitioning into college, discuss how to prepare for and take tests, give pre-registration advice, assist with selection of a second adviser, and review many other topics appropriate to the individual circumstances of each student.
Supported admit students also benefit from resources offered through or coordinated by the Office of Academic Support Services, including use of the Writing Center, how to best utilize the faculty and advisers, when referral to the counseling center is appropriate, how to build an academic schedule and design a Program of Emphasis, how to go about exploring possible careers, etc.
While receiving the additional support described herein, supported admit students carry a typical course load of 12-16 credits during the first semester and are in no way distinguishable from their peers in the classroom. Upon completion of one semester in good academic standing, the student is no longer considered a supported admit.