Things to Know:
How to Pay for College

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Take on summer, get ahead and earn credits toward your associate’s degree. Choose from two summer sessions:

Summer Session I: May 26 - July 2

Summer Session II: July 6 - August 14

Register for Fall and Transfer With Guaranteed Admission Agreements

Get the classes you need to complete your associates at CSM. Take advantage of guaranteed admission to more than 40 partnering universities and transfer agreement partnerships to with top schools including University of Maryland, College Park, St. Mary’s College, Howard University, and more.

Fall Semester (Full-Term): September 2 - December 16

Fall Minisession I: September 2 - October 21

Fall Minisession II: October 26 - December 16

Academic Advisors are available on each campus to assist you in planning your summer or fall schedule or and to speak with you about your transfer options.

Spring Graduates!

We hope to see you at the commencement ceremony on May 21!  The 2014-15 Commencement Guide is available with complete commencement information.

Schedule of Events:

May 20, 4 p.m. - National Society of Leadership and Success Ceremony

May 20, 6 p.m. - Honors Convocation Ceremony

May 21, 1 p.m. - Nurses Recognition

May 21, 6 p.m. - Spring Commencement

Click here to view schedule details and more information.

All guests are subject to a bag check before entry. We encourage you to leave large bags, diaper bags, and backpacks in your vehicles or at home, as these will be subject to the bag check process at the door. This is a new security procedure, and we appreciate your cooperation and patience. The safety of CSM students, guests, and employees is of the utmost importance.

Don’t forget to join the CSM Alumni and Friends Connection, an organization for you to maintain a lifelong partnership with the college and the various programs and cultural activities. Join today!

Graduating in Summer 2015?

Graduation is not an automatic process. You need to see your academic advisor by August 1 to complete a graduation application. Summer graduates should tell their advisor if they wish to participate in the Winter 2016 graduation ceremony. The 2014-15 Commencement Guide is available with complete commencement information.

New Dual Admission Agreement for Nursing Students

CSM joined the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) in signing an agreement of dual admission on April 8, a move that will allow CSM nursing students to seamlessly transition from the Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) at CSM to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at UMSON.

Students in the program will be granted special student status which allows them to take UMSON courses while still working on their associate’s degree.

Learn more about the agreement at www.csmd.edu/Academics/GuaranteedTransfer.html. For information on CSM’s nursing program, contact Laura Polk, Health Sciences Division Chair and Professor, at laurap@csmd.edu.

CSM Student Blog

Have you visited the student blog lately? Read what other students are talking about right now and share your thoughts in the comments:

What Every CSM Should Be Thinking Now

Words, Thoughts, and Wisdom of a Graduating CSM Student

The Endless Summer Learning Experience. Benefits of Taking Summer Courses at CSM

Get Active with Student Life Events!

Join Student Life for the following May events:

May 4: May the Fourth Be With You (Leonardtown Campus)

May 7: SGA Picnic (Middleton Hall, Waldorf, MD)

Last Chance to Apply through the Online Scholarship Finder for 2015-16

Apply today for CSM Foundation scholarships! With improved program capabilities, applying will be more streamlined and easier than ever! Enhanced program features include the following:

  • • Apply using your my.CSMD account

  • • Upload documents right from your computer

  • • An automatch feature will ensure that you apply for every scholarship for which you qualify

  • • An autofill feature will automatically enter your information on record

The application deadline for 2015-2016 scholarships is May 31, 2015. Each year the CSM Foundation awards scholarships in a number of academic programs of study to students with varying backgrounds and needs.

Visit www.csmd.edu/Financial/Scholarships often for the most up-to-date information and complete scholarship eligibility criteria. Contact the Financial Assistance Department at 301-934-7531 for additional information or assistance.

NEW DATES: College Store Textbook Buyback

Textbook Buyback is happening May 5 through May 13. Students may sell used books and supplemental materials back to the CSM College Store on each campus. Bring all CDs, DVDs, and supplemental materials purchased with your textbooks. Your college ID is required.

La Plata Campus
May 5 - 7 and May 11 - 13
10 a.m.- 7 p.m.
May 8
10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Leonardtown and Prince Frederick Campuses
May 5 - 7 and May 11 - 13
11:30 a.m.- 6:30 p.m.
May 8
11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.

Click here to visit the CSM College Store website for more information.

Upcoming Interruptions in Hours of Operation

On Friday, May 8, 3 - 5 p.m., all CSM campuses will have limited operations due to a college-wide faculty and staff event. Classes and other essential functions will continue as scheduled.

Code Green Fridays

In an effort to decrease energy costs during the summer months, CSM will be running a 9-week Code Green initiative. Code Green begins the week of May 24 and will end on July 31. All administrative offices at the college will close at 1:30 p.m. on Fridays during this time excluding Friday, July 3.

All classes, Kids’ and Teen College, and CSM’s St. Charles Children’s Learning Center programs are operating on a normal schedule.Public Safety and Preparedness personnel will also remain on campus.

In partnership with the College of Southern Maryland Environmental Sustainability Committee.

Student Health 101

Student Health 101 is now available to CSM students. This monthly online health and wellness magazine is designed and catered for students. Each issue provides a wealth of resources on nutrition, career advice, monthly recipes, contests, and more. View the current issue now and sign up to receive Student Health 101 each month to your inbox.