• Advising

    The goal of advising at LaGuardia is to provide you with education and guidance according to need at every point along a clearly defined pathway from admission to graduation. Advising helps you stay on track, select courses, connect with free support on campus and prepare for graduation.

    Connect with an Advisor

    There are a few ways to speak with an advisor. Visit us during drop-in hours – virtually (Zoom) or in person (Room B-102).

    In Person (B102) and Virtual Drop-In Hours
    Monday: 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
    Tuesday: 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
    Wednesday: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

    All other times including Thursday and Friday by appointment only
    Check your MyLaGuardia Portal for your assigned advisor

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    Make Appointment

    If you are already registered and need to swap/drop sections, please visit the Registration Lab in person in Room C-126 or virtually.

    If you have a VAX or MMR/MEN hold, please contact Health Services. (ASAP students: Please contact ASAP.)

    For information about accessing online classes, visit www.laguardia.edu/onlinetools.

    Student & Advisor Expectations & Responsibilities

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    At LaGuardia, advisors and students both play important roles in the advising process.

    Your Academic Advisor will

    • Encourage and guide you to develop and pursue your goals and help you create an academic plan
    • Refer you to appropriate campus resources
    • Be accessible via phone, email, and by appointment and to respond to you in a timely manner
    • Recommend appropriate classes and direct you to tools that will assist you in course selection
    • Assist you in making academic decisions consistent with your interests, abilities and goals
    • Be helpful, respectful and maintain confidentiality

    Successful Students Will:

    • Be prepared for their advising session and come ready with questions
    • Access their Degree Works page regularly, become familiar with their degree requirements and track their academic process
    • Become knowledgeable of campus policies, procedures and resources
    • Reflect upon their goals and educational plans. They will also be prepared to discuss and consider other paths
    • Be respectful of others' time: be on time and treat their advisor and other students the way they would wish to be treated

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  • Information You Need to Know

    New Students

    We are excited that you’ve chosen LaGuardia Community College. This is the place where you can dare to do more, push boundaries and write your own future. At LaGuardia, we care about your success and we are working hard to make sure you have the best College experience. Student Advising Services is here for you to ask questions, ask for help, and guide you throughout the next chapter of your educational journey. Welcome to Laguardia!

    Transfer Students

    When you think about transferring, think Transfer Services. They are here to guide you through your experience, whether you are transferring in or graduating and transferring out. Their goal is to engage, educate and empower you to make informed decisions about the transfer process.

    If you are transferring into LaGuardia, they will evaluate the credits you have earned. If you are transferring from LaGuardia to a four-year college, they will support you throughout the process to help ensure your success. Click here to learn more about Transfer Services.

    Center for Career & Professional Development

    Success in today's competitive job market requires the right knowledge, skills and opportunities. CCPD is here to help. They'll provide you with useful tools and resources and connect you with employers, faculty and staff so you can prepare for anything the future may bring.

    Turn your coursework into a career with help selecting the right major as well as advice and planning for your future.

    Dig deeper into your chosen career with information sessions, online resources, networking, mentoring, internship opportunities and programs like America Needs You (ANY) Partner Fellows Program.

    Start building your brand and getting ready for the internship or job search. We provide resume reviews, mock interviews, internships and job fairs, the CUNY LEADS program and additional support to help you land your dream job.

    Click here to learn more about Career Services.

    Graduating Students

    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) or email registrar@lagcc.cuny.edu.
    Click here to learn more about Graduation Requirements

    Returning Students

    We understand that many of our students take a break from their studies for various reasons. We’re here to get you back on track to earning your degree. Please be sure to review the following steps and fill out the Readmission/Reinstatement Application to begin again.

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  • Academic ESL Program

    The primary mission of the Academic ESL Program is to provide language instruction and support to students whose first language is not English so that they can succeed in accomplishing their educational goals at LaGuardia Community College. The Program has as its primary aim the teaching of academic writing and integrating into this instruction the other language skills of reading, listening, and speaking.

    For further questions about the Academic ESL program, please email ELA@lgacc.cuny.edu.

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    Learn more about your major at www.LaGuardia.edu/majors
    Review Degree Audit.
    Schedule appointments before registration periods begin. The best time to go is mid-October and mid-April.

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    Check My LaGuardia to see who your advisor is. Book an appointment and keep it! Cancel online if you can’t make it.
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    Take notes!
    Be sure to ask questions.
    Keep a calendar handy and jot down important dates.
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    Stay on track with your academic journey.
    Help you select which courses are right for you.
    Learn about campus support services.
    Prepare for graduation.

    Student Advising Tips Sheet

  • How to view your Advisement Plan (Student Educational Planner):

    You may view your advisement via Degreeworks. Please log in through your My Laguardia Portal.
    When you open up Degreeworks, please follow these instructions:

    1. Open Up Degreeworks
    2. Click on Plans Tab (right next to worksheets tab.)
    3. Click ONCE on your plan (do not worry if it says locked.)
    4. Click on dropdown list next to View on the right hand side of the screen.
    5. Choose Audit or Notes View to see classes advised for you.

    If you need help registering, you have two options:

    Do it yourself: Watch how to use Schedule Builder in CUNYfirst to make changes to your schedule (swapping, dropping. viewing your schedule, etc.).

    Visit the Registration Lab: If you just need help with registration, please visit the Virtual Registration Lab for live assistance.

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    Register to Graduate Tip Sheet

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  • Special Programs

    LaGuardia offers various special programs for incoming students like you to broaden your educational experience, sharpen your academic skills, and provide additional academic/personal support to ensure that you make it to graduation.

    This is the perfect time to explore your options. Check out the Special Programs page to see which one is the right fit for you.

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