Adult Learner

Have you considered going to college, changing your career, or taking classes for personal enrichment? You don’t have to put your dreams on hold. Whatever time of your life you have chosen to earn your degree, coming to LaGuardia Community College to start or continue your education is a step in the right direction.

You will find many other “adult learners” here—from those looking to enhance their skills to stay competitive or those who just want to do something different. We serve a diverse student body—31% of our credit students are age 25 and above, so you can count on us to work with your demanding schedule and responsibilities.

We welcome you to the next chapter of your life. Write your own future at LaGuardia!

Why LaGuardia?

Lean more about LaGuardia.

Pursue a Degree (Credit)

Explore majors, certificates, and programs leading to an associate degree in fields ranging from nursing to business to the arts to computer science. We offer the best of both worlds— online/hybrid courses so that you can learn on your own time. If you’ve been out of school for a while, our college prep courses and special programs can help bring you up to speed. Plus, experiential learning gives you opportunities to apply your knowledge.

Need more information?

Our enhanced semester calendar allows you to set your own pace. Learn how.

For more information, contact Renee Daniels in the Office of Admissions at 718-482-5959 or

Lifelong Learning (Non-credit)

Get the right skills, credentials, and support to take your education, career, or business to the next level. From NYC’s largest English Language Learning program to high-quality training with affordable, flexible courses, LaGuardia is the place to go and grow.

For more information, contact Continuing Education.

Paying for College

Worried about tuition costs? LaGuardia makes getting a high-quality education affordable. You’ll have many financing options at your fingertips, with over $1.5 million in scholarships awarded last year alone, you can see why 93% of our graduates have no student loan debt.

Get Support

LaGuardia makes going back to school easier by offering a number of support services and resources unique to the needs of our adult learners to help you make the most of your educational opportunities and achieve academic success.

Remember, we are here to guide, assist, and support you from start to finish.

Contact the Office of Admissions for assistance.

Going Back to College Tips

If you’ve been in college before, make sure you tie up any loose ends.
For example, if you owe college money, failed some of your classes, or defaulted on a federal student loan, you may have to resolve these issues before you can proceed.

Don’t wait until the last minute.
The college planning process is full of deadlines, many of which are tied to scholarships and financial aid.

Prep your schedule.
As an adult learner, you have plenty of things going on in your life. Begin adapting your schedule now to ease your transition as classes begin.

Ask for help.
Talk to professors and faculty about assignments and coursework, especially if you have questions or don’t understand. Seek out resources to help improve study habits or test-taking. You can also get quick easy answers to general questions about the college online, Ask LaGuardia.