• New Student Resources

    • Gain tips for distance learning through the Virtual Resource Guide.
    • See a list of support services available to help you succeed academically and personally
    • Take note of important dates on the College’s Academic Calendar.
    • If you’ve had a loss of income or need financial support to pay for rent and utilities, food, tuition, textbooks, healthcare or other expenses, you can apply for emergency assistance.
    • CUNY Votes encourages everyone who is eligible to vote in local and national elections. Be sure to register to vote before the upcoming election on Tuesday, November 3 – register to vote and complete an absentee ballot application so you can vote by mail.
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  • New Student Checklist

    Before the first day of classes, be sure to check these items off your to-do list.



  • ✓ Submit all immunization records and required documents (listed below) in CUNYfirst – Check your email to see if anything is missing, or contact admissions@lagcc.cuny.edu for an update.

    • Immunization - measles, mumps and rubella records
    • High school diploma
    • ACT, SAT, regents scores to determine if you need to take a placement test (freshman students only)
    • College transcript for testing and credit evaluation (transfer students only)
    • Proof of U.S. citizenship
    • Proof of New York state residency (if necessary)


    ✓ Pay my tuition bill or set up a payment plan – Avoid the risk of your classes being canceled. Review CUNYfirst to make sure your payment balance is less than $200. Note: If you have already enrolled in a tuition payment plan, then your classes are secured.

    ✓ Unlock your My LaGuardia page and student email - You'll get a personalized student page and email one week after you register for classes. Access it daily to stay inthe know on your academic status, information from professors and advising team, financial aid status, job and internship opportunities, emergency alerts, and more.

    ✓ Purchase your textbooks and supplies – Once you know what books are required for your classes you may buy them at our bookstore. Note: You can use the leftover money from your Pell Grant to get a book advance to help pay for books.



  • ✓ Complete SPARC (Sexual and Interpersonal Violence Prevention and Response Course) – Log into CUNYfirst to complete an online training module that educates you about sexual misconduct, ways to prevent it and the College’s response to complaints. ( How to access the training.)

    ✓ Learn how to access my distance learning classes – the majority of Fall 2020 classes will be conducted through online platforms. Be sure to check Blackboard for instructions from your professor.

    ✓ Download the My LaGuardia mobile app – It’s free, and you can find it in Google Play or the App Store (search “LaGuardia”).

    ✓ Explore campus resources and activities – As a LaGuardian, you can access a number of support services, including LaGuardia CARES, and get involved in clubs/organizations and events on campus.

    ✓ Participate in Virtual New Student Orientation and complete the survey.

    ✓ Review your class schedule on CUNYfirst – Check your class schedule the night before or the morning of your classes, as details could change last-minute. Also, your schedule will list whether your classes are online or in person.

    ✓ Attend class – One of the keys to success is simply showing up. Only attend the classes on your schedule, and check in with your advising team each semester to make sure you're on the right track to graduation.







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  • Survival Tips


    5 Quick Tips to Survive and Thrive in College

    • Be prepared
      "I found it helpful to read the course material before class and also review and rewrite my notes after class. It reinforced, clarified and deepened my understanding of the material." -LaGuardia student
    • Go to class
      Attend all of your classes, show up a few minutes early, participate and ask questions!
    • Ask for help before you give up
      If you think you may need to withdraw from a class, get ahead of the game - speak with an advisor on your Advising Team about your options. They are here to help you make it to graduation.
    • Manage your time
      "I'm such a procrastinator so I rely on my cell phone calendar to remind me of important academic dates, assignment deadlines, appointments, even when to study." -LaGuardia student
    • Work hard, play hard
      "I try to find balance between school and my personal life. This semester a few of my classmates met once a week for study buddy brunches." -LaGuardia student