• Academic Advising

  • The goal of advising at LaGuardia is provide you with education and guidance according to need at every point along a clearly defined pathway from admission to graduation. Check My LaGuardia to contact your advisor or advising team and make an appointment. Advising helps you stay on track, select courses, connect with free support on campus and prepare for graduation.





  • 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.

    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.

    Log in to My LaGuardia to message your assigned advisor or Advising Team.


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    Business & Technology
    Majors: Accounting, Business Administration, Paralegal Studies, Travel Tourism and Hospitality Management

    Belal Mobarak
    Aqueelah Muhammad
    Emily Schrynemakers
    Salma Shaheen

    Education & Language Acquisition
    Majors: Education Associate: The Bilingual Child, Childhood Education Option, Early Childhood Education Option, Secondary Education Option, Spanish-English Translation

    Cheryl McKenzie

    Health Sciences
    Majors: Dietetic Technician, Food Service Management, Human Services, Licensed Practical Nursing, Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Paramedic, Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiologic Technology, Veterinary Technician

    Delle-Ann Barrow
    Bipasha Dey
    Carole Julien
    Roosevelt Smith

    Humanities
    Majors: Commercial Photography, Communication Studies, Fine Art, Industrial Design, Music Recording Technology, New Media Technology, Philosophy, Theater

    Rosana Prichardo
    Jarrod San Angel

    Liberal Arts and English
    Majors: Creative Writing, Deaf Studies Option, History Option, International Studies Option, Japanese Option, Journalism Option, Latin American Studies Option, Media Studies Option, Music Option, Political Science Option, Social Science & Humanities, Writing and Literature

    Matthew Haynes
    Maria Shirling
    Shakira Whitley

    Social Science
    Majors: Criminal Justice, Psychology

    Sandra Cevallos
    Emmeline Robles

    STEM
    Majors: Biology, Computer Operations: Network Administration & Security, Computer Science, Computer Technology, Engineering Science, Environmental Science, Liberal Arts: Math & Science, Programming & Systems

    Luis Alicea
    Laura Barski
    Joelle Bonny
    Marangely Colon

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    BE PREPARED
    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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    MEET YOUR ADVISOR
    Check My LaGuardia to see who your advisor is.
    Book an appointment and keep it! Cancel online if you can’t make it.
    No appointment necessary between 9:00AM-2:00PM on Fridays.
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    AT YOUR APPOINTMENT
    Take notes!
    Be sure to ask questions.
    Keep a calendar handy and jot down important dates.
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    HOW ADVISORS CAN HELP YOU
    Stay on track with your academic journey.
    Help you select which courses are right for you.
    Learn about campus support services.
    Prepare for graduation.

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    THE WRITING CENTER
    Room B-200

    Writing Center tutors can help you get started on a research paper, teach you how to proofread, or explain and correct your graded essays.
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    THE MODERN LANGUAGE LAB & TUTORING CENTER
    Room B-207

    The Language Lab offers one-on-one and small group tutoring in each of the language classes offered at LaGuardia.

    Also, if you already speak a language other than English, you can take a placement exam there.


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    SCIENCE STUDY CENTER
    Room E-342

    The Science Study Center offersfree one-on-one and group tutoring in Astronomy, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Anatomy and Physiology..
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    ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY STUDY HALL
    Room E-312

    At the Anatomy and Physiology Study Hall, you can learn from peer tutors, faculty members, anatomical models, videos and specimens. You can also take practice exams there.
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    THE MATH LAB
    Room MB-44

    The Math Lab can help you with any level of math. You can work on your homework, courses, and projects. You can choose to work alone or in small groups, asking tutors for assistance.


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    SGA STUDY HALL
    Room M-159

    Get help with English, accounting, math, reading and science courses through one-on-one tutoring, group tutoring sessions and study skill workshops.
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    API TUTORING HALL
    Room M-159

    Learn from peer tutors who have successfully completed the courses you seek help in, re-attend the class and organize weekly group study sessions.
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    LIBRARY
    Room E-101

    The Computing Center offers PC and MAC workstations. Group study rooms are also available to you for studying in groups with classmates.
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    TUTORING LABS


    Many academic departments have Tutoring Labs. Professors keep weekly office hours and can direct you to courses specific tutoring services or study groups.


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    Apply Early
    Apply Early
    Check the Academic Calendar online and apply early for financial aid, TAP, and scholarships.
    Pay Plan
    Pay Plan
    Manage your tuition bills with payment plans.
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    Explore Options
    Make sure you research all financial opportunities – FAFSA, scholarships, job opportunities, and more – to find the right match for you.
    • Scholarships - You can apply for the Foundation Scholarship online. You can apply for emergency funds for books, tuition and transportation by visiting the scholarship office in Room E-508.
    • Work Study - The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program offers students an opportunity to earn money by working part time on or off campus. You can apply for FWS through your FAFSA application.
    • Job Search - The Center for Career and Professional Development helps you plan your professional path and obtain employment. Getting a job can help fund your education plus build your resume while in school.
    • Federal Loans - You’ll need to pay back the federal government if you decide to take out a loan. There are two federal loan options you can apply for: subsidized (interest accrues after graduation) or unsubsidized (interest accrues at point of disbursement).


    Financial Services Offices

    CCPD - Room B-114

    • Career Planning
    • Professional Skills Training
    • Career Assessments

    Student Financial Services - Room C-109

    • Federal/State aid and Grants
    • Public Benefit Screenings
    • Work-Study

    Bursar - Room C-110

    • Tuition Balance Inquiry
    • Payment Options

    For other financial services and information, visit: laguardia.edu/PayingforCollege

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    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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    Degree Audit
    Analyze your past and present classes to keep track of your academic progress, plan ahead and stay on track for graduation. Login to your My LaGuardia and click on Degree Works.
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    GPA
    Determine your academic standing by reviewing your grades, credits earned and GPA on My LaGuardia.
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    Course Catalog
    Learn about the courses in your major and see an extensive list of classes to choose from by visiting LaGuardia.edu/majors.
    • Advising Team - Your Advising Team can help you pick classes; remember to take notes and ask plenty of questions. After your session, you’ll want to visit CUNYfirst online to register.
    • Finances - Check if you have an outstanding balance by visiting CUNYfirst. There’s a lot of options to help pay for college, visit LaGuardia.edu/PayingforCollege.
    • Reminders - To be considered full time, you must enroll in a minimum of 12 credits combined in sessions one and two. PRO TIP: Register for sessions one and two at the same time to balance your schedule.
    • Deadlines - Stay informed by reviewing the academic calendar for deadlines. Go to: LaGuardia.edu/Academic-Calendar

    Locations

    Registration Lab - Room B-218


    Meet, chat and get help from students and staff who will be more than happy to teach you how to register for classes.

    Financial Aid Office - Room C-109


    Sit down for one-on-one sessions with a financial advisor to discuss grants, federal and state aid, loans and public benefits options.

    Bursar Office - Room C-110


    Visit Bursar for more information about your bill, payment plans and overall financial standing.

    For more information, visit: laguardia.edu/REGISTRAR/

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    Explore
    It’s never too early to explore your academic options for after LaGuardia. Be sure to attend transfer events and workshops happening at LaGuardia to learn more about four-year colleges.
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    Plan
    Choose the best four-year colleges that will connect your LaGuardia education to your career aspirations.
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    Review
    Research the colleges you’ve chosen on websites like College Board and Princeton Review, so you know the details about admissions expectations, and financial commitments.

    Plan your Transfer

    • 0-30 Credits - As you work through your first year, decide if a four-year degree is right for you and your career goals.
    • 30-45 Credits - You should have a long list of options, and now it’s time to narrow down your search.
    • 45+ Credits - Applications, essays, letters of recommendation – it’s paperwork time!

    Transfer Services can Help

    • One-on-one advising appointments to determine which college or university will best meet your goals. Create an academic plan to ensure you meet the transfer requirements of your chosen institution.
    • Navigate the application process and provide tips on essays and references. Provide resources such as transfer guides, course equivalencies, and scholarship information to help you make the best choice.
    • Connects you with representatives on campus from four-year colleges during Transfer Fairs, Information Sessions, and Instant Decision Days.

    Room B-215
    Contact: (718) 482-5185
    Email: transfer@lagcc.cuny.edu


    For more information, visit: laguardia.edu/transfer-services

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    Fall & Spring Fest
    Fall & Spring Fest
    Every semester there is a Fall or Spring Fest where students can learn about current clubs and how to get involved.

    Check the Campus Calendar online to find the date of our next Fall or Spring Fest.
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    Online
    You can view a list of student clubs online Visit Campus Life, in Room M-115, to get to find out where and when students a list of student clubs that you can join meet.

    Student Clubs.
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    Campus Life
    Visit Campus Life, in Room M-115, to get a list of student clubs that you can join or information about how to create your own club.
    • PHI THETA KAPPA - Phi Theta Kappa recognizes academic achievements and provides opportunities to improve your scholarship, leadership skills and participate in service projects.
    • DELTA ALPHA PI - Delta Alpha Pi is an international honor society that celebrates and supports the academic achievements of students with disabilities. They advocate for students, provide support and teach students the importance of leadership
    • Student Government Association - Become the voice of the student body, serve as a credible source for information, give guidance and advocate for students.
    • President's Society - Get the opportunity to attend networking events, cultural outings and workshops designed for your professional development.


    Pro Tips

    Create your Own Club

    First, meet with the coordinator of Campus Life to discuss your purpose and plan for the club.

    To bring your idea to life, you need at least 25 signatures and approval from Campus Life and the Student Government Association.

    Build your Resume

    By getting involved around campus, you will meet people, build connections and discover new interests. You can build your resume for job applications by partaking in community service, entering competitions and enrolling in honors classes.

    Leadership Skills

    Build your resume, network, gain professional experience, learn interview skills, practice public speaking, and acquire the skills necessary to succeed in your academic and professional career.


    For more information, visit: laguardia.edu/student-clubs

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    YOUR PROGRAM
    Visit laguardia.edu/academics. You can always go to the LaGuardia website to view all academic programs. Use the Curriculum Overview sections to learn more about program requirements.
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    DEGREE WORKS
    Degree Works Degree Works is an important tool that allows you to view your program requirements and progress towards meeting those requirements
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    EARN CREDITS
    Most 3-credit courses meet for 3 hours per week, but some meet more. You should also set aside time each week for studying to ensure your success.

    Make use of Session I and Session II to accumulate credits in a manageable way.
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    PLAN AHEAD
    Plan ahead for graduation by taking 15 credits per semester, including Session I and Session II, to complete your degree in two years.

    Your Degree Works Audit tracks your progress towards completion, and you can plan which courses are right for you on ePortfolio or the CUNYfirst Academic Planner.
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    CHECK WITH AN ADVISOR
    If you need help, ask your advisor to review your class selections so you know you’re on the right track.
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    MAJOR CHANGE
    Thinking about switching to a different major?

    Degree Works also allows you to see what classes would transfer over if you were to switch to a different program. Log into your account, and click on “What If?”


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    TO-DO LIST
    It can be tough remembering everything you have to do when you start classes. Making a list and checking off your tasks as you go can be very helpful!

    You can get an agenda in our school Book Store in the M-Building basement or use an app to keep everything in one place.
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    MAKE A SCHEDULE
    Aim to sign up for 4-6 courses a semester. Spread them out over the week so you have time for studying.

    If you find your schedule isn't a good fit, once school starts you can change it during the first few weeks of classes. Check the academic calendar out online for deadlines: laguardia.edu/academic-calendar


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    SEE A TUTOR
    Tutors can help you understand difficult concepts or provide more in-depth instruction for you to expand your knowledge in a particular subject.
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    ASK QUESTIONS
    If you don’t understand the work, make sure to ask your professor or a classmate for help. If you get questions wrong on a test, ask your professor for the answers so you don’t get it wrong on the final.
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    OFFICE HOURS
    Visit your professor during office hours to help build a stronger relationship. While you’re there get help with your homework, and get feedback on projects or essays.


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    FLASH CARDS
    Flash cards help with memorization when you’re making and using them.
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    STUDY GROUPS
    Studying with friends helps by sharing notes and discussing classwork.
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    NOTE TAKING
    Take notes during class! If you miss a class, ask your classmates for their notes.
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    PRACTICE TESTS
    Search for tests online or work with your study group to quiz each other.


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    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