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Questions on the Quad with Claire: Why Juniata? | Student Vlog |

Juniata Admission
Juniata Admission

In her final vlog for the Fall 2020 semester, watch Claire Alfree ’22 ask Juniata students why they chose to come to Juniata College. Claire’s vlogs focus on asking current Juniata students and community members an array of trivia and questions on the Campus Quad.

My journey through Juniata’s pre-dental program

Madison Wrightstone
Madison Wrightstone ’23

I tend to get one of two reactions whenever I tell people I want to be a dentist. The first being some variation of, “I could never put my hands in someone’s mouth!” or “Mouths are so gross; I have no idea why you would want to do that.” The second is some reference to Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Hermey saying “I want to be a dentist.” (shout out to you, Dad). Since the 7th grade, I have had my mind set on being a dentist, and the path Juniata has taken me on is one that continues to turn this goal into a reality.

A unique component of Juniata’s pre-health professions program is specialized advising from summer orientation before your freshman year. As a pre-dental student, I was matched with an adviser who specializes in pre-dental advising, making it easier for my advising sessions to be personalized to me. As a student in health professions, you have an adviser specifically for this, as well as a general adviser outside of your designated POE to help you incorporate a holistic approach into your education and help you include your other passions into your academics. From your first day of classes, you are immediately introduced to the entry-level science courses you will need for professional school. With small class sizes, it is easy to seek out help from your professors in class and build personal relationships with them.

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How to get into Juniata College

Kat Swantak
Kat Swantak, Assistant Dean of Admission

Don’t you just love the fall? The foliage is colorful, the air is brisk, and the crippling stress of college application deadlines are all around us.

Well, maybe the third one isn’t so great given November is prime time for many Early Decision and Early Action deadlines for colleges across the country. Even Juniata’s Early Decision deadline is November 15. Don’t worry though, our first Early Action deadline is December 1, so you have plenty of time to apply afterward. 

With college application season in full swing, one question we consistently hear from prospective students in our admission office is:

“How do I get into Juniata?”

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Debunked: 3 Myths about Individualized POEs

Jules Slater
Jules Slater ’21, Advocacy Communication POE, Future Mayor of Picklesburgh

If you know anything about Juniata, you know that we don’t have majors the way other colleges might. Sure, you can come in with a Designated Program of Emphasis (POE) like English or Business and have similar requirements to majors at other schools. But you could also write an Individualized POE of “Writing and Society” or “Marketing Strategies.”

There are many myths about the process of individualizing your POE and about graduating with an individualized POE. I’m going to debunk three of them and explain how I individualized my own POE.

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Questions on the Quad: Admissions Edition with Claire | Student Vlog

Juniata Admission
Juniata Admission

Watch Claire Alfree ’22 and Assistant Dean of Admissions, Kat Swantak, test Juniata students to see how much they know about Juniata College’s admission process. Claire’s vlogs focus on asking current Juniata students and community members questions on The Quad.