• Graduation Requirements

    Graduation Requirements 

    To obtain a degree or certificate from LaGuardia Community College, students must apply for Intent to Graduate. Students in their final 12-week session must register for Intent to Graduate in order to have their records reviewed. If all requirements are not met by the end of the final session of attendance, the student must reapply for graduation in order to be considered for the subsequent semester.

    • Students can register for Intent to Graduate via CUNYfirst (GRDOOO, section #40644).



    Grade Point Average 

    • A 2.00 GPA (C average) is required for graduation, as well as passing the required basic skills tests.
    • A graduate whose cumulative GPA is between 3.50 and 3.89 will be graduated with honors. The term "with honors" will be inscribed on the student’s diploma and noted on the commencement program.
    • A graduate whose cumulative GPA is 3.90 or better will be graduated with high honors. The term "with high honors" will be inscribed on the student's diploma and noted on the commencement program.

    Residency Requirement

    Students must successfully complete a minimum of 30 credits at the College before being awarded a degree. 

    Note: Up to 10 exemption credits, as well as courses taken on permit, may be used to fulfill this requirement.

    Upon graduation a student’s record is frozen. No changes can be made to the record.

    Pursue Additional Studies After Graduation

    Learning never stops and industries are constantly changing. Upgrade your skill set and stay competitive in today's job market by pursuing a second degree/credential or apply as a non-degree student.

    *If the Registrar’s Office determines that you have met the requirements for graduation, you must file a second degree/credential or a non-degree application to continue taking courses at LaGuardia Community College. 

    Second credential students 

    Students who have earned a certificate and then wish to pursue a degree, and students who graduate with a degree and wish to pursue a certificate, must apply for a “Second Degree.” Contact the Admissions Office or visit laguardia.edu/apply for information about how to apply. Courses completed for the first credential may be used to meet the requirements of the second credential. Students must re-register for “Intent to Graduate” in the semester in which they anticipate completing the second credential.


    Second degree students 

    Students who have graduated from LaGuardia Community College and who are interested in pursuing a second degree at LaGuardia should contact the Admissions Office. Second degree students must complete LaGuardia’s residency requirements of 30 credits toward the new degree and may transfer up to 30 credits toward a degree.


    For more information, call 718-482-5242 or email callcenter@lagcc.cuny.edu