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  • New Student Checklist

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

    (Download a PDF version of the checklist)

  • ✓ 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.

    ✓ Complete Virtual New Student Orientation for tips and resources to be successful and find opportunities during your time at LaGuardia and beyond.

    ✓ 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.

    ✓ 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.

    ✓ Purchase your textbooks and supplies – Once you know what books are required for your classes you may buy them at our Bookstore. Note: Qualifying students may be able to use the leftover Pell Grant money to help pay for books.

    ✓ Learn how to access my distance learning classes – See the online platforms you may need to know this semester, and be sure to check Blackboard for instructions from your professor.

  • ✓ Review all posted policies regarding coming to LaGuardia’s campus, and see guidance from CUNY for the fall semester.

    ✓ Read the Netiquette Guide to understand the behavior expected of you in virtual classes and meetings as well as how to communicate more effectively online.

    ✓ See the Student Code of Conduct and watch the Know Your Code video.

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

    ✓ 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.

    ✓ 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.)

    ✓ 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

  • If you have questions or want help staying on track, contact your advisor in My LaGuardia.

    Need a little extra help in a specific subject? See our various tutoring services.