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

Welcome to Juniata College! As a new student starting in January 2024, you likely have questions about academic advising and getting registered for your first semester of classes at JC. Watch your personal email inbox in December for an email from Be sure to respond to that email promptly so we can get you matched up with an academic advisor and build your class schedule. If you are a first-time college student, you will receive your customized class schedule in January. If you are a transfer student, we will work with you to create a schedule after we have received your transcripts. Then, you will be able to work with your advisor once you come to campus to answer any questions you have about your schedule and make changes if desired. 

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

  • 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 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.
  • Submit AP results. Request to have your official Advanced Placement score reports sent to Juniata by the College Board.
  • 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

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 us at