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Student Services

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


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Take advantage of new student orientations and student services.

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Attend all class meeting times.

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

Utilize CSM Student Services resources.

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Student Services

The College of Southern Maryland is dedicated to making the transfer process as easy and efficient as possible for our students whose goals include earning a bachelor's degree. Transferring from a commuinity college to a four-year university can be made simple and efficient by understanding the process and proper planning. Each year a significant number of our students seamlessly transfer their CSM credits to other institutions in order to obtain their bachelor's degree. We offer transfer assistance through:

  • Transfer Advising Appointments
  • Articulation Partnerships
  • Transfer Resource Library
  • Transfer Fairs
  • Workshops, Classes, Bus Trips, and Other Special Events
  • On-Campus Transfer College Representatives
  • Transfer Services Website



Transfer Contacts

Online Resources
Web Site: Transfer Services

La Plata Campus
Transfer Services/Academic Advising Office
Administration (AD) Building, Room 101
Phone: 301.934.7574
Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 7pm
Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Walk-in Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 9am - 12:30pm
Tuesday and Thursday: 3 - 6:30pm

Leonardtown Campus
Student Services Office, C Building, Room 105
Phone: 240.725.5320
Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 7pm
Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Walk-in Hours:
Monday and Thursday: 9am - 1pm, 3 - 5:30pm

Prince Frederick Campus
Academic Advising Center
PFB 205
Phone: 443.550.6023
Walk-in Hours:
Monday and Tuesday: 9am - 12:30pm and 3pm - 6:30pm
Friday: 10am - 12:30pm

Waldor Center for Higher Education
Student Services Office, Suite 1020
Phone: 301.632.2900
Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 8am - 7pm
Walk-in Hours:
Thursday: 12:30 - 6:30pm

Hours subject to change.

Maryland Transfer Advantage Program

Qualified CSM students are guaranteed admission to the University of Maryland, College Park through the Maryland Transfer Advantage Program (MTAP). MTAP students are also eligible for early access to University of Maryland advisors and other resources, including tuition discounts, to put them on track to a bachelor's degree from the start. You can find more information here.

Articulation Partnerships

CSM has articulation partnerships with a number of universities to provide bachelor's degree programs in Southern Maryland. These programs allow students to easily transfer between institutions with minimal risk of wasted credits, saving thousands of dollars on tuition, fees, housing, and transportation costs.

CSM has developed bachelor's degree partnerships with:

  • Bowie State University in elementary and early childhood education
  • Capitol College in astronautical engineering, electrical engineering, and computer engineering
  • College of Notre Dame of Maryland in elementary education
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in technical management
  • St. Mary's College Maryland in computer science
  • Towson University in elementary education
  • University of Maryland University College in business administration, information services technology, and numerous other transfer opportunities

Find out other bachelor degree partnerships by visiting here.