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

Orientation and Registration

Online Registration Session

This tutorial will guide you through the online registration process and prepare you to register for classes or your first advising session.
To access this session please visit

When prompted to login use the credentials:     Username: orientyou        Password: csm

Under “My Courses” select the Online Registration Session and follow the instructions.

Once you have completed the Online Registration Session be sure to print off the certificate of completion as verification. You will need to present this certificate at your first advising appointment.


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Attend an Orientation and Registration Session

Orientation and Registration sessions allow you to :

  • Meet with an advisor
  • Register for classes
  • Learn how to use CSM's online registration system
  • Learn about student services

 Reservations are required

How to Reserve Your Seat

Before reserving your seat, be sure you have completed the following steps to enrollment:

  1. Apply to CSM
  2. Complete the FAFSA or have payment arrangements made
  3. Complete the CSM Placement Test  or have SAT/ACT scores on file
    - OR- have submitted official transcripts for evaluation of any previous college credits

For detailed information on the steps to enrollment  click here.

Call the campus nearest you to reserve a seat.

La Plata Campus
301-934-7765 option 9 

 La Plata Campus

Leonardtown Campus 

Leonardtown Campus

Prince Frederick Campus

 Prince Frederick Campus

8730 Mitchell Road
La Plata, MD 20646
Fax: 301-539-4789
22950 Hollywood Road
Leonardtown, MD 20650
Fax: 240-725-5406
115 J. W. Williams Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Fax: 443-550-6100
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Important Information about Registration and Payment

You will have the opportunity to register for classes at your Orientation and Registration Session. At the time of registration you will be required to make payment arrangements in order to prevent being dropped from your courses. Payment options are as follows:

  • Pay 20% down (if registering prior to final payment due date) 
  • Full payment
  • Enroll in the FACTS payment plan  
  • Submit tuition assistance paperwork to the Bursar’s Office
  • Have sufficient approved and processed financial assistance already in place
    (The CSM college code is 002064; it may take 4 weeks or more to process your request. If you have not completed a FAFSA form yet, you will need to make alternate payment arrangements and be reimbursed if/when you receive FAFSA funds)