Preparing for Your First Semester at Juniata:  Academic Advising and Class Registration

Welcome to Juniata College! As a new student starting in January 2023, you will have an individual advising appointment with your academic advisor prior to your arrival on campus. During this appointment, you and your advisor will discuss and select your courses for your first semester. This phone or videoconference appointment will be in December 2022 or early January 2023 at a time that is convenient for you and your advisor. Before then, there are several things for you to do to get ready:

  • Complete your New Student Advising Questionnaire. We send each new student a short online form so you can tell us more about yourself. We use that information as we work with you to build your class schedule for your first semester and to match you up with academic advisors. Watch your email for the form or click on this link. Then submit your completed form by December 1, 2022.
  • Submit AP results. Be sure to submit your official Advanced Placement score reports to Juniata.
  • Submit transcripts of previous college courses you have taken. Request to have official transcripts of any previous college courses you've completed sent to the Admissions Office by email to transfercredits@juniata.edu or by mail to Juniata College Admissions Office, 1700 Moore Street, Huntingdon, PA, 16652.
    • Transcripts must be official and come directly from the college or university that granted the credit for the courses, even if you took them while you were in high school. Having the credits listed only on your high school transcript is not sufficient for you to be awarded credit for the courses.
    • You must have earned a grade of a C- or above to be eligible to be awarded Juniata credit.
  • Take the world language placement assessment. If you have completed three or more years of French or Spanish in high school or are a heritage speaker of one of these languages, you should take the placement assessment for that language.
    • You will need to set up an account first, but you can skip entering your student ID number if you don’t have it handy.
    • Complete the test to the best of your ability without any outside assistance.
    • If you have any questions about the placement recommendation after you’ve completed the test, contact Dr. Amy Frazier-Yoder, chair of the World Languages Department, at fraziera@juniata.edu.
  • Prepare for your conversation with your advisor.
    • What subjects or courses have you enjoyed most in the past?
    • What areas of study do you hope to explore? Browse a list of our Programs of Emphasis.
    • What are your academic and career goals?
    • Would you like to study abroad? Do an internship or research? Serve others by doing community-engaged learning?
    • What campus activities do you want to join? Will you be a student-athlete? Are you interested in vocal or instrumental music ensembles?
    • Make a list of classes that interest you. To look up courses, use the Class Scheduling Assistant. You may look at course offerings by using the Department Search drop-down menu or by searching on a variety of other categories.
    • Make a list of questions you would like to ask your advisor.

It is an exciting moment of transition, and we look forward to beginning our journey together. If you have questions about advising or registration, please contact Registrar Dawn Scialabba at scialad@juniata.edu.