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  • Advisement and Registration

    Advisement is available to all students regardless of their credit range; however, advisement is mandatory for all students with less than 30 credits and for students in any of the programs or majors listed below. A “stop” to register will be put on the record of any student who is mandated to receive advisement until they meet with an advisor.

    In addition, all students must clear all stops (financial, documentation, etc.) before they are allowed to register.

    Students enrolled in the following programs or majors must be advised each semester: 

    To avoid a delay in your registration, check your VIP page or visit the Enrollment Services Center in room C-107, Monday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Tuesday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday) for more information on stops you may have.


    You may review your major and graduation requirements, academic history, grades, GPA, credits, and placement tests results on our online degree audit system, DegreeWorks. Have a copy of your degree audit at hand whenever you meet with an advisor.

    Find the advisement and registration process that applies to you in the descriptions below.

    New Student Advisement and Registration (NSAR)

    Incoming students that have never attended an academic program at LaGuardia will receive an NSAR appointment via mail and email. You may also view your NSAR appointment information on your VIP page where you will be able to confirm your attendance or reschedule it if necessary.

    On your NSAR day, you will be able to submit documentation to remove stops, meet with an advisor to plan you first semester courses, and receive instruction on how to register for your classes through eSims.

    First-Year Academy

    Students in their first semester at LaGuardia will become a member of a First-Year Academy based on their choice of major: Business and Technology, Liberal Arts; or Heath, Mathematics, and Science. You will be enrolled in a New Student Seminar where, as part of the curriculum, an Educational Planner from your academy will advise you into your next semesters’ courses. At the end of your second semester, your Educational Planner will also assist you in the transition to being advised by faculty in your major.

    First-year academies also facilitate co-curricular activities and events throughout the first and second semesters of your major. In addition, students have access to a series of developmental advising workshops; and Educational Planners help students formulate short, medium, and long-term educational plans consistent with their career goals.

    Second-Year Advising in the Major

    Students in their last year at LaGuardia may receive advisement by department-based faculty who will help them refine career and educational objectives. Although you may not be required to receive advisement in your last year, we highly recommend that you do. Departments collaborate with College services such as the Transfer Office, Student Development, and the Career Placement Office to facilitate your transition to another college or into the workforce. They can also refer students requiring further assistance, such as personal counseling, to the relevant department or other College service areas.

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