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As you sit on your porch, sipping lemonade, and watching fireflies glow nearby, you may think to yourself: "I want to get a better paying and more satisfying job. I should go back to school." Let this upcoming academic year be the year that you make that commitment to yourself. View our programs of study which lead to letters of recognition, certificates and degrees. Choose one that ignites your passion for a new career. If college is new for you or if it has been a long time since you completed some courses, then read the New Student Information section below to see how to get started.
Complete information for Summer graduation is in the 2014 Commencement Guide.
Please make an appointment with Advising and Career Services to complete your summer graduation application. It is free to graduate. Summer graduates are diploma-by-mail only but you may walk in the January ceremony. Please let your advisor know that you are interested in this option.
|Summer 2014 Graduation Deadlines
|Last day to apply for diploma||August 1|
|Diplomas received in mail after
| Summer Session I
|Summer Session II||July 7-August 15
|Fall Full Session
||Sept. 2-Dec. 15
| Fall Mini I
||Sept. 2-Oct. 20
| Fall Mini II
||Oct. 23-Dec. 15
Next, attend a new student orientation and you will be able to register for classes.
To see what courses you will need for your major of choice, visit the programs of study in the online catalog.
On the upper left of the main webpage, see "Credit Courses." Once you view the blue credit-based schedule, use the drop-down menu to view the terms, campus choices, and course titles. Then, click "submit." If you need assistance with registration, please bring the desired 6-digit section code information (numbers in parentheses after courses title) with you to orientation.
| Last day to withdraw without a grade for Summer II
|| July 29
| Last day to change a credit to an audit or an audit to a credit for Summer II
|| July 29
Kick-Off to College: "Make the most of your first year college experience."
|| Bldg A, Room 206
|| Aug. 21, 4 p.m.
| Prince Frederick Campus
|| Bldg B, Room 103
|| Aug. 27, 4 p.m.
|La Plata Campus
|| Cntr for Business and Industry (BI Bldg)
|| Aug. 28, 4 p.m.
Where do you go to ask a question when you don’t know where to go? Try Academic Advising! We’re here to make sure you have no unanswered questions. If we don’t know the answer, we’ll try to find it. Whether you are a new student, returning student, or transfer student and have questions about programs, classes, instructors, or transfer we are available by phone, email, and appointment or you can just walk in for a quick question during advising walk in days. Click on “Advising Hours” on the left-side menu for all the office information.
Here’s a quick guide to making the best of your advising visit.
|Select program of study||Change program of study|
|Career assistance||Select courses|
|Job search assistance||"Program Review" notice|
|Graduation Audit||Probation restriction|
|Transfer to CSM||Prerequisite not complete|
|Assessment of prior learning (Portfolio)||Resources referral|
|Cooperative education planning||Cooperative education (forms)|
|Advice on complicated academic situations||Advice on academic situations|
|First Advising Session||Scheduling First Advising Session|
Did you know that advising is not just for new students? Don’t forget we’re here as you continue your education. We can assist you with changing your program of study, transferring to another college, and staying on track to complete your degree. Did I mention that there are two times at CSM when you must meet with an advisor? When you reach 18 credits and again at 36 credits, you will not be allowed to register until you speak with an advisor. You’ll know when your time is up when you see this message in Online Services:
You are not eligible for registration. Time for your program review. You must contact an advisor by web, phone or in-person.
It's not to punish you, honest. It’s our way to make certain you are on track to graduate. To avoid missing out on an important class, plan ahead. Make an appointment with your advisor before you get the message!
In academic distress?
Don’t get caught with a low GPA! Use our GPA Calculator to find your GPA. Students with a low cumulative GPA are placed on Academic Probation and must meet with an Academic Advisor to register for classes. Don’t wait until registration to meet with an advisor. Make an appointment today! Complete the Academic Probation Success packet to bring with you. You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to turn your situation around. Check out our “Success Strategies” for the many resources available to get you back on track.
CSM offers confidential personal counseling for when life, college, and work becomes too much. For contact information and hours go to Counseling Services.
Congratulations! Now that you've been accepted to CSM and taken your placement tests, you are ready to take your first steps toward completing your academic goal by participating in Orientation and Registration - Your first year at CSM. Designed to orient you to college life, Orientation and Registration is a series of touch points to guide you successfully through your first semester and beyond.
Your first step is to have your First Advising Session. At this session, you will begin to develop your academic plan, discuss placement test results (if transferring to CSM, click here), select courses, and plan your schedule with an advisor. At Orientation and Registration you will be introduced to college resources and myCSMD, the college's online portal.
Just before the start of your first semester, join the fun at Kick Off to College where you will fill up your success tool kit to "start" college the "smart" way: network with other students, meet faculty, tour the campus, learn about CSM clubs, and more! Ready to get started!?
Orientation and Registration Checklist
1) Meet with an advisor at your First Advising Session. In some cases, your First Advising Session will occur immediately after testing. If not, you will be directed at testing on how to arrange your First Advising Session.
2) Attend Orientation and Registration
Call the campus nearest to you to reserve your seat. Click here for dates and times. RSVP is required.
The advising website is packed full of resources and tips to help you complete your educational goals. Look on the left menu for success strategies, program information and student resources.
While you are here, check out our “we’re in your corner” advice column for fun and friendly advice on college situations.