College of Southern Maryland
8730 Mitchell Rd
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910
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.
The CSM Student Success Center provides an array of programs, resources, and services to help you develop and strengthen the necessary study and learning skills required for a successful college experience.
Become the student you want to be by taking advantage of all the resources and assistance available to CSM students.
La Plata Campus, Learning Resource Center (LR Building), Room 118.
The Learning Lab supports the reading, writing, mathematics, and study skills development needs of students.
Learning Lab Student Resources Include:
Student Success Skills Classes
These classes were designed to assist you to develop the skills to make decisions so that you are not only a successful college student, but a successful employee in your future career.
STU-1010: College Success Skills
STU-1030: Study Skills Lab
STU-1050: Career Decision-Making and Life Planning
STU-1090: Transfer Preparation
Group Tutoring The Student Success Center provides free group tutoring at all of our campuses. If you need help with a specific class, drop by to see a tutor.
A tutor can help you:
Online Tutoring CSM also offers online tutoring services for those who prefer the convenience or require the flexibility of working from home. SmarThinking and ThinkingStorm offer academic support in mathematics, writing, English as a second language, accounting, economics, chemistry, and many other subjects. CSM students can use both SmarThinking and ThinkingStorm free of charge for up to 10 hours each semester.
Disability Support Services
CSM's Disability Support Services office, part of the CSM Student Success Center, is dedicated to helping eliminate the physical, academic, technical, and attitudinal barriers to help students with disabilities reach their academic and career goals.
We can provide the following assistance:
If you would like more information or need to request support services, please contact the Disability Support Services office to make an appointment. For optimum results, appointments should be requested a minimum of six weeks before you academic class begins.
The CSM Testing Centers located on each campus provide many testing services.
Tips for Testing Center: