Your Advising Team is here for you! Advising Teams help you map out the best route to graduation, four-year colleges and careers, by combining the knowledge of professional advisors with the expertise of faculty and the experience of peers. Check out these quick tips to help you along the way: Advising Tips • Financial Health Tips • Tutoring Tips
Advising Teams consist of Professional, Faculty and Peer Advisors, First Year Seminar Faculty and staff members from a variety of College offices and departments. Advising occurs one-on-one, both in-person and electronically, as well as in groups through New Student Advising and Registration (NSAR), First Year Seminar and at Advising events. Choose your major to meet your Advising Team:
LaGuardia's faculty and staff advisors are partners with you and enable you to define your own success.You are in control of your academic success and we want you to take an active role in advisement.
Each semester you will take part in advising in several
different ways. There will be times when you meet with an advising team member
individually or in a group with other students in your major.
To make the most of your advising appointment prepare in advance;
take the following steps.
Step 1:Keep your Graduation plan up to date.
Degree Works and CUNYfirst are Great tools to help you stay on topof your major's courserequirements
Step 2:Keep your thoughts in order
Jot down some ideas for whatclasses you would like to take andany questions you may have soyou don't forget
Keep your future in mind
It's never too early to log in toeCareer and start thinking aboutwhat careers interest you.
LaGuardia offers many resources to meet your academic needs. Whether you are seeking academic help from a professor or fellow student, you have many choices:
Consultation with your Advising Team is strongly recommended prior to completing and submitting the forms listed below.
There are two mechanisms for students to drop courses: Drop and Official Withdrawal. During the change of program period, students must log in to CUNYfirst to drop a course or courses. The course will not appear on the student’s transcript. You may however be responsible for part of the tuition cost, depending on how long you attended and were registered for class. If you need to withdraw from a course or the college after change of program (that is, your major), you must go to CUNYfirst. If you withdraw during the official withdrawal period, you will receive a “W” as a grade and will be responsible for all tuition charges. Instructions and student guides are available on: http://www.laguardia.edu/CUNYfirst/Student-Guides/
Students who wish to change their major must file the appropriate form. Changing your major is an important decision and should be discussed with your Advising Team prior to making any changes. The procedure to change your major is as follows:
1. Download the Change of (Major) Curriculum or Concentration Form
2. Complete the form with proper Major Codes and get appropriate signatures, if necessary.
3. After you have obtained the proper signatures, return this form to the Enrollment Service Center in room C 107
Student Financial Services is committed to removing financial barriers by ensuring that all eligible students receive aid in a timely manner, in accordance with federal, state, and CUNY policies and regulations. Professional Financial Aid Advisors are available to assist students in successfully financing the cost of their education. Over fifty percent of LaGuardia students are awarded approximately $50 million in Federal, State and institutional grants annually.
Visit the CUNY Financial Aid website to learn more about applying for financial aid, and contact Student Financial Services at LaGuardia at 718-482-7218.
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