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Student Success Center

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College of Southern Maryland
Student Success Center


La Plata Campus

Student Success Center, LR Building, Room 120
Testing Center, LR Building, Room 114

For information regarding academic issues contact:

Laurie Cangelosi
Student Success Coordinator

For information regarding testing contact:

Salman Zafarullah, Testing Center Manager
La Plata Testing Center: 301-934-7657

Leonardtown Campus

Student Success Center, B Building, Room 111
Testing Center, A Building, Room 109

For information regarding academic issues contact:

Beverly Dearstine-Russell
Student Success Coordinator

For information regarding testing contact:

Jacqueline Dyson, Testing Center Manager
Leonardtown Testing Center: 240-725-5340


Prince Frederick Campus

Student Success Center, PFA Building, Room 125
Testing Center, PFA Building, Room 109

For information regarding academic issues contact:

Laura M. Robins
Student Success Coordinator

For information regarding testing contact:

Linda Giles, Testing Center Manager
Prince Frederick Testing Center: 443-550-6040

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Placement Test Preparation

Accuplacer Remediation/Study Tools

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) encourages the use of placement test preparation materials for the placement tests. Completion of the following also satisfy the remediation requirement for free retesting. Please remember to bring in the completed, printed test or worksheet or have available the completed app if you would like to retest for free.

 About the Test

 iPhone StudyApp

  • For information about the iPhone Official ACCUPLACER Study App click here.  There is a fee.

 Web-Based Study App

    Additonal Sample Questions and Practice Tests





    PLATO - Test Preparation

    PLATO is an interactive, web-based learning system designed to help students strengthen their skills in reading, writing, and mathematics.  This software is available free of charge to CSM students who want a more comprehensive placement test review or for nursing program petitioners who are looking for help with ACT/SAT test preparation. Remediation using PLATO is required in order to attempt any placement test a third time (second re-test).  Follow the instructions below to request access to PLATO. 

    CSM Students who need PLATO access should send an e-mail request and include the following information:

    • Full (first, middle, and last) name
    • Birth date
    • CSM student ID number
    • "PLATO Test Prep" in the Subject line.
    • Please state in your email request if you are using PLATO for placement test review or ACT/SAT test preparation.
    • Send your email request to the Student Success Center at 
    You will receive a response to your request with instructions once your access has been granted. To review the instructions, select the link: PLATO Learning Environment (PLE) New Learner Experience.

    You may also print out instructions by clicking here.

    CSM Students already granted PLATO access: Go to Enter cosm as Account Login, the provided Plato Name and Password and click Login.

    STU-7050 Placement Test Review Course

    STU-7050 is an interactive, self-paced, computer delivered instructional program designed to help individuals strengthen their skills in reading, writing, and mathematics prior to taking or re-taking college placement tests.  This course is offered through the Community Education program and is intended for non-CSM students.  There is a course fee.  Click here and select "Student Success" for course availability and registration.

    Biology Placement Exam

      California Chemistry Test

      Work Keys Assessment

      Departmental Examinations