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

Admissions Requirements

Credit Students

Applicants will be admitted to the college who have met one of the following:

1. have graduated from high school; or
2. have earned high school equivalency; or,
3. have met the criteria of one of the college's special admission program described in the catalog.

Certain review courses or reduced-credit loads may be required for new students who need further preparation.

Admission to the college may be denied to those persons whom the college considers to be a potential danger to the safety, security, and educational environment of the college. The college may revoke (or may subject to certain conditions) the admissions of any already admitted person who is deemed to be a potential danger to safety or security or threatens to disrupt educational processes. Such persons shall be afforded due process as required by law.

Additional admission requirements for the Certificate of Practical Nursing and Associate of Science degree in Nursing are described online at the Nursing and Allied Health Department Web site. Additional admission requirements for the Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiography and Respiratory Therapy programs are outlined in the Programs of Study section in this catalog.



Types of Admissions

For information regarding admission to CSM, please visit the following admission categories:
Credit Students
International Students
High School Admissions 
Transfer Students

Continuing Education (Credit-Free) Students

Continuing Education courses are open to persons age 16 or older unless otherwise stated in the course description. Students may enroll in continuing education courses without being admitted to the college.