LaGuardia Community College is nationally recognized as a leader among community colleges for our boundary-breaking success educating students from all over the world.Through LaGuardia’s degree program, you have at your disposal an extensive Education and Language Acquisition Department offering preparatory courses to help you read, write and speak English proficiently in your college classes. And, the Writing Center and Communication Skills Department will ensure that you’re handing in your best work.For pre-college or general-purpose English study LaGuardia’s Division for Adult and Continuing Education (ACE) houses The English Language Center (TELC), New York’s largest ESL program, offering intensive or a variety of non-intensive courses; and The Center for Immigrant Education and Training, providing free educational and job training services to resident aliens, permanent residents, refugees and citizens.
To assist you in exploring your eligibility, English requirements, academic requirements, practical training, health insurance, housing, application entry dates and more, the International Student Services Office is here to answer your questions and help maximize your success at LaGuardia Community College. With 160 countries represented and 127 native languages spoken by our students, faculty and staff, there is no better place to explore, experiment, and learn. LaGuardia will give you the inspiration and tools you need to take charge, challenge expectations and write your own future.
2. Submit one of the following to CUNY:A General Freshman Application if you have never attended a high-learning institution in or outside of the United States. Review Freshman Applicant requirements in addition to International Student requirements for more details.A Transfer Application to CUNY if you have attended a higher learning institution in or outside of the United States. This applies even if you are still in your first year, will not transfer credits, or if you’re at another CUNY school. Review Transfer Student requirements in addition to International Student requirements for more details.Be sure to complete the correct application,orAn application to LaGuardia’s TELC for TOEFL preparation courses.3. Submit the following documents in one complete package to LaGuardia’s International Student Services office. Upon approval, LaGuardia will return these documents to you along with the form I-20.
A sponsor providing a free place to live and free meals (which is worth more than 50% of the estimated dollar amount needed to support a student) must sign an affidavit of free room and board, and provide a copy of his/her property deed or rental lease (housing that is too small or too far from the College will not be accepted).
4. Once you have been admitted to a full-time program and proven your ability to afford college and living expenses, you must apply to obtain an F-1 Student Visa, which will allow you to enroll in a U.S. college as an international student. B-1/B-2 Tourist Visas and other types of visas cannot be used to enroll in a U.S. college.
You are an International Student only if you hold a temporary student visa while enrolled at the College. Once you’ve fulfilled your International Student requirements, you must apply as either a Transfer Student or Freshman Applicant.If you are ready to apply to LaGuardia’s academic program and have not previously attended any college, university and/or proprietary school within or outside the United States since graduating from high school or secondary school, apply as a Freshman Applicant.If you have attended any college, university and/or proprietary school since graduating from high school/secondary school, apply as a Transfer Applicant. This applies whether or not you are seeking transfer credit and/or changing a program of study. If you are interested in studying English to prepare for college, career or life in New York City, visit the Adult and Continuing Education Division website for more information on how to register.
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