• Academic Advising

  • 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.

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  • 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.  

    Student Responsibilities:

    1.  Be on top of things: Review your Degree Works, check your LaGuardia email and meet your Advising Team.
    2.  Be in control: Meet with your Advising Team regularly.
    3.  Be up front: Academic and personal integrity go a long way, at LaGuardia and beyond.


    What to Expect from Advising Teams:

    1.  Guidance and support at every step of your journey at LaGuardia.
    2.  Connecting you with the support services you need, no matter what you need.
    3.  Help while you learn and examine who you are and where you want to be.

    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 top
    of your major's course
    requirements 

    Step 2:
    Keep your thoughts in order

    Jot down some ideas for what
    classes you would like to take and
    any questions you may have so
    you don't forget

    Step 3:

    Keep your future in mind

    It's never too early to log in to
    eCareer and start thinking about
    what 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:

    • If you need help in a particular course, speak to your professor. Professors keep weekly office hours to answer student questions and can direct you to course specific tutoring services or study groups. Search the Directory to find contact information.

    • The Business and Technology Center, located in B 320, provides assistance to Business students in creating and maintaining their ePortfolios and in depositing work into the assessment section of their ePortfolios. Additionally, one-on-one tutoring is provided for accounting students. No advance appointments are necessary. The Business and Technology Center is open Monday- Friday 9:15 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

    • The Writing Center, located in room B 200, will help you improve your writing for any class, except ESL and Reading courses, which have their own tutoring labs. Writing Center tutors can help you get started on a research paper, teach you how to proofread, or help you correct a graded essay. 

    • Mathematics Tutoring Center, also known as the Math Lab, is located in MB 44. The Math Lab will help you with any level of math, including help with homework, courses and projects. You can work alone or in small groups, asking tutors for assistance.

    • The Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) offers tutoring in chemistry and biological chemistry in the Science Study Center, and is located in room E 342. 

    • The Anatomy and Physiology Study Hall, located in room E 312, is dedicated to helping Biology students achieve excellence by providing peer tutors, faculty members, anatomical models, videos and specimens, as well as offering old exams and practice bone exams.

    • The Modern Language Lab in room B 206 provides lab sessions to reinforce classwork and language tutoring for day, evening, and weekend students.
       
    • The Student Government Association (SGA) Study Hall in room M 159 helps students with English, Accounting, Math, Reading and Science courses through one-on-one tutoring, group tutoring sessions and study skill workshops.

    Consultation with your Advising Team is strongly recommended prior to completing and submitting the forms listed below.

    Dropping/Course Withdrawal:

    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/

    Change of Curriculum

    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

    4. Make sure you submit the form by the deadline, Census Day, as indicated on the Academic Calendar

    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.