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Credits and Changing Major

Credits aren't “lost” when students change their major. Every credit a student earns at LaGuardia, they keep. However, depending upon the major to which students change, some credits might not count toward their new program of study because the courses don't satisfy or complete a particular degree requirement.

To gain a clearer understanding of how credits are distributed after a major change, students should utilize the What-If feature in DegreeWorks. Courses that wouldn't be applied to the new program are found under the Courses Not Counted Towards Your Degree Requirements, but Included in Cumulative GPA section of the DegreeWorks audit. Students are welcome to meet with an Academic Advisor for further guidance in using What-If.

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