Whether you're a first-time freshman, transfer or international student, you'll be looking for support during this exciting change. The information below will guide you through your first year at LaGuardia and connect you with opportunities and resources for a smart start to your academic career.Review the New Student Guide and check out more upcoming events at LaGuardia.
✓ Submit all immunization records and required documents (listed below) in CUNYfirst – Check your email to see if anything is missing, or contact email@example.com for an update.
✓ 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. ✓ 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. ✓ Purchase your textbooks and supplies – Once you know what books are required for your classes you may buy them at our bookstore. Note: You can use the leftover money from your Pell Grant to get a book advance to help pay for books.
✓ 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.) ✓ Learn how to access my distance learning classes – the majority of Fall 2020 classes will be conducted through online platforms. Be sure to check Blackboard for instructions from your professor. ✓ Download the My LaGuardia mobile app – It’s free, and you can find it in Google Play or the App Store (search “LaGuardia”). ✓ 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. ✓ Participate in Virtual New Student Orientation and complete the survey. ✓ 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. ✓ 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.
The First Year Seminar (FYS) is the gateway to adjusting to life at LaGuardia. This is your opportunity to take a closer look at your chosen major and career plan, explore other majors that interest you and learn study skills. Your seminar is taught by faculty in your major and supported by advisors and students who help ensure that you are on the right track to graduation. Be sure to register for your major’s First Year Seminar course on CUNYfirst. Here are some frequently asked questions about First Year Seminar:
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