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Student Services

Realize your Potential

Contact Us

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


Tips to Being Successful at CSM

Take advantage of new student orientations and student services.

Prepare your semester schedule carefully.

Attend all class meeting times.

Be an active class participant and ask for appropriate help from faculty.

Utilize CSM Student Services resources.

Refer often to class syllabi and my.CSMD online services to stay informed of upcoming deadlines, responsibilities, and status.

...more tips.

Student Services

Maintaining contact with a CSM advisor will ensure you are meeting your program requirements and accomplishing your personal goals. CSM advisors can assist with:

  • Program and Course Selection
  • Transfer Information
  • Graduation Requirements
  • Questions about Classes, Grades, and More
  • Advising Website


Academic Advising Contacts

Online Resources
Web Site: Academic Advising

La Plata Campus
Transfer Services/Academic Advising Office
Administration (AD) Building, Room 101
Phone: 301.934.7574
Office & Walk-in Hours

Leonardtown Campus
C Building, Room 105
Phone: 240.725.5320
Office & Walk-in Hours

Prince Frederick Campus
Student Services Office
Building B, Room 205
Phone: 443.550.6026
Office & Walk-in Hours

Waldorf Center for Higher Education
Student Services Office, Suite 1020
Phone: 301.632.2900
Office & Walk-in Hours

Hours subject to change.

Appointment or Walk-In?

You will need to schedule an advising appointment to do the following:

  • Select a Program of Study
  • Explore Career Choices
  • Receive Personal Job Search Assistance
  • Receive a Graduation Audit
  • Transfer to CSM
  • Transfer to Another Institution
  • Have Portfolio Assesed for Prior Learning Credit
  • Plan for Cooperative Education
  • Get Advice on Complicated Academic Situations

You should take advantage of walk-in hours for the following:

  • Changes to Your Declared Program of Study
  • Assistance With Selecting Courses
  • Program Review Notification
  • Probation Restriction Notifcation
  • Prerequisite Not Complete
  • Adding, Dropping, Withdrawing from Classes
  • CSM Resources Referral
  • Advice on Academic Situations
  • Cooperative Education Forms

Personal Counseling

CSM offers personal counseling services to all currently enrolled students struggling with the demands of juggling school, work, social, and family responsibilities, and daily stress. The approach is meant to be short-term and is solution-focused to find working answers to current issues. Arrangements can be made to meet the counselor on any CSM campus.

Counseling Contact

Counselor: Ann Penick, MA, NCC
Phone: 301-934-7577
Web Site: Academic Advising


Veterans' Assistance

CSM is proud to assist veterans' transition from military service to college. Let us help you navigate the process of accessing your GI Benefits, which is many cases will fully cover the cost of a CSM degree.

Veterans' Assistance Contact

Phone: 301-934-7588
Web Site: Veterans' Benefits