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La Plata Campus

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Prince Frederick Campus
443-550-6000 or 301-870-3008

Waldorf Center
301-632-2900 or 301-870-3008, ext. 2900

College of Southern Maryland
8730 Mitchell Rd
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910

Graduation Audit Process

Degrees and certificates are not automatically awarded. Once you have completed the requirements for a degree or certificate you must make a graduation audit appointment with an advisor by the published deadline to complete the application for graduation.  During this appointment an academic advisor will check degree requirements with completed courses and in-progress courses. Both the student and advisor will sign the application form and it is submitted to the Office of the Registrar for another review.  It is the Registrar who determines whether you will be awarded the degree or certificate and further communication will come from that office.  You can decide whether to participate in the graduation ceremony or not. 

Every semester, CSM holds Destination Graduation 

At Destination Graduation, you can:    Destination Graduation

  • Apply for graduation
  • Get cap and gown information
  • Order announcements
  • Have your portrait taken, and get the photo on a disk to take with you
  • Get job search, resume writing and career tips
  • Join the Alumni Association
  • And more!

If you are unable attend Destination Graduation, please contact the advising office of your choice to make arrangements to complete your graduation audit.

Information about deadlines and graduation ceremonies can be found here.