receive your letter of admission, the Testing Office will set up a time
for you to take the ACT placement tests unless you are exempt (see
below).If any of your scores are below the minimum level set by
LaGuardia and The City University of New York, you'll need to take
non-credit basic skills classes in that area. These classes will give
you a strong academic foundation for credit college level courses.
LaGuardia offers specialized learning communities and several basic skills academies,
which allow you to get started in your major while you complete your
basic skills requirements. Each academy has one or more basic skills
courses, a freshman seminar and an introductory course in your major.
After you complete the basic skills course, you'll retake the ACT test
in that area.If you're admitted to the college early enough, you
may be eligible for a free refresher course prior to the start of the
semester.How to Prepare*Descriptions and sample questions for the writing and reading tests are available at Strategies for the ACT Writing Exam, Test-Taking Strategies, and The ACT Scoring Scale.* You can pick up a sample math test (with answers) from the math tutoring lab located at in E-215.*
The LaGuardia Writing Center provides more than 20 practice and
critique workshops a week. These are open to current LaGuardia students.
Before you register
for classes, you'll need to submit proof that you've been immunized for
measles, mumps and rubella, unless you were born before January 1,
1957. This is an important New York State law, so if you haven't
submitted proof with your Admission application, please do so prior to
registration. Free immunization clinics through the LaGuardia Health
Services are offered periodically throughout the year.Students must satisfy this requirement before they can register for classes.
If you take
your placement tests at least 2 months before the start of the semester,
but just miss a passing score on one of them, you'll be eligible to
take a free intensive refresher course in that subject. After
successfully completing the course, you'll get to take that placement
test again before registering for classes.
come to LaGuardia to choose and confirm your class schedule, you'll
first pick up your Personal Education Plan (PEP), which suggests some
courses for you, based on your intended major and your placement test
results. Please bring a photo ID.You'll be asked to sign a
meningitis response form, required by NY State Law, stating that you've
either been vaccinated for meningococcal disease or you've received
information about the disease (which well provide you with) and have
elected not to be immunized.You'll receive your free copy of
this years Common Reading, a novel that will be the theme for many first
year student events throughout the upcoming year, including Opening
Sessions.You'll then meet with a course planner who will go over
your PEP with you, discuss other course options, and help you pick the
appropriate classes that fit into your schedule. Certain students also
have specific schedule requirements they must satisfy (examples: minimum
number of credits, types of courses) in order to maintain their
eligibility for state/federal financial aid or F1 student visa status.Then
you'll be ready to register in one of our computer labs where a staff
member will be able to help you if you encounter any problems along the
way. After your schedule is confirmed, you'll go to the Bursar to pay
your bill or arrange for interest-free payments in monthly installments.
2. SAT/High School ACT exemptions - If you've scored a 480 or above on
the verbal section of the SAT or a 20 or above on the verbal section of
the High School ACT, you're exempt from taking the LaGuardia ACT reading
and ACT writing placement tests. If you've scored a 480 or
above on the mathematics section of the SAT or a 20 or above on the
math section of the High School ACT, you're exempt from the LaGuardia
ACT math placement test, unless a specific course you want to take
requires it. 3. NY State Regents exemptions If you've scored a
75 or above on the English Regents Exam, you're exempt from the ACT
Reading and Writing placement tests. If you've scored a 75 or above in
Sequential Math 2 or 3 or Math A, you're exempt from the ACT Math
placement test. Note: A) New Math Regents
Proficiency Criteria effective for fall 2011 and spring 2012 only:
Applicants for freshmen admission for fall 2011 and spring 2012 only may
demonstrate proficiency in mathematics for all CUNY colleges by scoring
a 75 or higher on the New York State Regents examinations in Integrated
Algebra, or Geometry, or Algebra 2 & Trigonometry, and successfully
completing each course in the three-course Regents sequence: Integrated
Algebra; Geometry; and Algebra 2 & Trigonometry. B)
New Math Regents Proficiency criteria effective for fall 2012 and
thereafter: Applicants for freshmen and transfer admission for fall 2012
and thereafter may demonstrate proficiency in mathematics for all CUNY
colleges by scoring 80 or higher on any one of the new Regents
examinations (Integrated Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2 &
Trigonometry) and successfully completing Algebra 2 & Trigonometry
or a higher-level course. 4. Transfer from another City
University of New York college Bring your scores from your former
college; they will be used to determine your placement. 5. Transfer students maybe exempted based on course work.
Transfer applicants may satisfy the University's skill
requirements in reading and writing by earning a grade of C or better in
freshman composition, its equivalent, or a higher-level English course.
These applicants will not be required to take the CUNY Assessment tests
in Reading and Writing. Transfer applicants may satisfy the
University's skill requirements for mathematics by earning a grade of C
or better in a credit-bearing mathematics course worth three or more
credits. These applicants will not be required to take the CUNY
Assessment test in Mathematics.
is your official welcome as a new student and is scheduled prior to the
first day of classes. The day's presentations and workshops will
introduce you to academic life at LaGuardia and make you start feeling
at home. You'll meet many of your fellow students, faculty and staff at
the event, which includes refreshments and a lively discussion of the
year's "Common Reading."
new students to pay a commitment deposit beginning Spring 2011. There is
no need to submit a written request for a waiver.On June 28,
2010, the Board of Trustees of the City University of New York approved
the implementation of a non-refundable commitment deposit of $100 for
undergraduate students. This commitment deposit will be applied toward
tuition upon enrollment.Payment of the commitment deposit will allow you to register early for classes that fit your life schedule.The
commitment deposit is due fifteen days after the date on your
acceptance letter. You may pay this fee by cash, check, or money order
to the Bursar.Students in the categories listed below will not have to pay the $100.00 Commitment Deposit.
waivers based on financial hardship will be considered based on
demonstrated financial need. Students in the categories listed above
should not submit a written request for a waiver. It is not needed. The
deposit will be waived automatically based on information on file.
other requests should be forwarded to LaVora Desvigne, Director of
Admissions via e-mail only to email@example.com. Requests will be
considered if students meet the following requirements: * Completed FAFSA on file or compelling reason for not filing * Missing Documents must have been submitted to Admissions Office and all stops have been removed. * Sat for ACT Assessment Tests or have posted exemptions
1. Email with the subject entitled: Request for Commitment Deposit Waiver2.
Statement must include student's full name, address, and the last 4
digits of his/her social security number or student identification
number.3. Verify the email address.4. Students must submit written statement as to why deposit waiver is being requested. (statement limited to two paragraphs)5. A response will be communicated via e-mail within 2 business days of the request.Sample Letter:To: firstname.lastname@example.orgFrom: email@example.comSubject: Request for Commitment Deposit WaiverDear Ms. Desvigne,My name is: Sally StudentAddress: 123 Elm Street, New York, NY 11103Last 4 digits of SSN: 5083Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgI have taken my placement tests, and have submitted all documents to complete my admissions file.I am requesting a waiver for the following reason(s):Thank you for your consideration.Regards,Sally Student
During Checkpoint Sessions admissions staff will guide you through the enrollment steps from acceptance through enrollment, including confirmation & commitment deposit, CUNY Assessment/placement testing, financial aid application, academic advisement, course registration and the start of the upcoming semester.