• Prospective Students
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    You have decided to go to college. You believe in the transformative power of education and have begun asking “What if?” Whether you just graduated high school, earned a G.E.D. diploma, or are starting college after a long break, LaGuardia Community College will give you the inspiration and tools you need to push boundaries, shatter misperceptions, and demand more of yourself everyday.


    With over 50 majors and certificates in Liberal Arts; Business and Technology; and Health, Mathematics and Science, you’re bound to find your niche at LaGuardia. Our learning communities, remedial courses and internship program are constructive; our Honors Program is rigorous; and our enhanced academic calendar offers the versatility you need to accommodate your fast-paced lifestyle. And we’re family-centric: the Early Childhood Learning Center at LaGuardia provides high quality, low cost childcare for Parents and Families.

    When you graduate you’ll be well-prepared to enter a four-year institution; and/or a competent asset to our workforce, community and society.

  •  Eligibility, Requirements and Applying
    1. Freshman applicants must submit a General Freshman Application to CUNY. There is $65.00 non-refundable application-processing fee.
    2. A high school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (G.E.D.) Diplomas in a language other than English are accepted. Foreign G.E.D.s and wallet-sized diplomas are not accepted. (Review the CUNY guidelines for supporting documents.)
    3. Official high school transcripts must be delivered directly from the high school in a sealed, school-issued envelope. Transcripts in a language other than English are accepted. (Review the CUNY guidelines for supporting documents.)
    4. Immunization records must reflect satisfaction of New York State immunization requirements for measles, mumps and rubella. A Meningitis Response Form must also be submitted.
    5. The SATs and ACT tests are not required because students take the CUNY Assessment Tests at LaGuardia after they are admitted to the College. If you take your placement tests two months before the first day of classes, but do not score well on a test, you may be eligible to take a free refresher course. If you have already taken the SAT and/or ACT tests, your scores may exempt you from having to take our placement tests.
    6. Register for Day/Extended Day status. You may enroll in day, evening and weekend classes regardless of your status; however, the College’s internship requirements vary depending on you status and major. Read more on the Cooperative Education Department website.
    7. Review the Apply Now checklist and download an Admission Application Worksheet for General Freshman for full instructions on submitting applications and supporting documents.
  • In CUNY, you are considered a Freshman Applicant if you’ve never attended a higher learning institution since graduating from high school. High school students who earned college credit in high school are still Freshman Applicants. If you’ve attended another institution you are a Transfer Student, even if you’re still on your first year, will or will not transfer credits, or if it was outside of the United States. Be sure to complete the correct application. However, if you hold or need a temporary student visa, you are an International Student 


    We’re only an email or phone call away. Send specific questions to admissions@lagcc.cuny.edu or call 718 482-5000.If you'd like to receive general admission information, please use the Admissions Inquiry Form.


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