Dear New Students,

Welcome to Juniata College! We are excited to partner with you during your academic journey at Juniata College! As a new student, you likely have questions about how you will schedule your classes for your first semester at JC. If you are a first-time college student, academic advisors will build a customized class schedule for you. If you are a transfer student, you will design your schedule in a one-on-one video or phone advising appointment with an advisor in your selected area of study.

Before then, there are several things for you to do:

  • Complete your New Student Course Schedule Questionnaire. We send each new student an online form so you can tell us more about yourself and your academic interests. We use that information thoughtfully as we build your class schedule for your first semester and to match you up with academic advisors. Click HERE to access the questionnaire, then complete and submit it by May 31, 2024. (Note: Transfer students do not need to do this questionnaire.)

    When you are working on your questionnaire, you'll refer to information available at the links below:
Fall 2024 General Education Courses Recommended for First-Year Students
Fall 2024 Electives Recommended for First-Year Students
Secondary Emphasis Information
  • Submit transcripts of college courses. Request to have transcripts of any college courses you've completed before coming to Juniata sent to us at Transcripts must be official and come directly from the college or university that granted the credit for the courses, even if you took the classes in high school. This step is especially important for transfer students because we must receive all your transcripts before we can schedule your advising appointment.

  • Submit AP or IB results. If you have participated in any Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate courses, request to have your official AP score reports or IB transcripts sent to Juniata College.

  • Take the world language placement assessment. If you completed three or more years in high school of a world language offered by Juniata (Chinese, French, Spanish) or are a heritage speaker of one of these languages, 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
If you have questions about advising or registration prior to Orientation, contact us at