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.
Please note: Tuesday, August 3 is ESL Advising Day (9 a.m.–6 p.m.) and is reserved for students taking ESL courses.
Student & Advisor Expectations & Responsibilities
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!
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.
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. DISCOVER Turn your coursework into a career with help selecting the right major as well as advice and planning for your future. LEARN 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. PREPARE 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to learn more about Graduation Requirements
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.
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.
Student Advising Tips Sheet
You may view your advisement via Degreeworks. Please log in through your My Laguardia Portal. When you open up Degreeworks, please follow these instructions:
Do it yourself: Here are links to the schedule builder detailed guide and cunyfirst guides if you need assistance with making changes to your schedule (swapping, dropping. viewing your schedule, etc.) Visit the Registration Lab: If you just need help with registration (adding, dropping, swapping), please visit the Virtual Registration Lab for live assistance.
How to Register Tips Sheet Register to Graduate Tip Sheet
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.
Graduate in Two Years, Avoid Debt and Save Money! Click here to learn more about 15 to Finish! LaGuardia’s unique semesters, which consist of a 12-week session + a 6-week session, will help you ease your workload. You have four great options* for taking 30 credits per year.
Have questions about your current major? Thinking about changing your major? Explore more than 60 majors, certificates and programs at LaGuardia and find the one that’s right for you. Click here to view LaGuardia’s Degree Maps.
DegreeWorks is a web-based planning tool to help students and advisors monitor student's progress toward degree completion. Click here to learn more about Degreeworks. Please click here to learn how to use the GPA Calculator.
Students who do not meet the minimum grade point average (GPA) are placed on academic probation for the following semester. They are given one semester to achieve the minimum grade point average required as per the College’s retention policy. If during this probationary period, students make satisfactory academic progress, they will be returned to good academic standing with the College and may be eligible for financial aid. If the minimum GPA is not achieved, students may be suspended from the College. Click here to read more about academic policies and requirements.