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We know that you are hard at work this fall semester. Be sure to register now to get the classes that you need for your program of study. The college will be closed from Weds. November 26th-Sun. November 30th for the Thanksgiving Holiday, so be sure to make your appointment now to see an Academic Advisor. If you are enrolling for your 18th or 36th credit, it is “Time for your Program Review.”Advising holds cannot be removed until you meet with an Academic Advisor to review your program. In the appointment, we will go over your program evaluation and will work with you to choose appropriate courses for your program of study.
January Term is January 6-January 15
Full Spring Semester is January 20-May 6
Spring Minisession I is January 20-March 11
Spring Minisession II is March 23-May 6
Summer Minisession I is May 26-July 2
Summer Minisession II is July 6-August 14
Are you on winter break from your “home” institution and want to take a course at CSM? Learn more about registration for January Term courses.
See an Academic Advisor to apply for graduation by November 15th if you plan to participate in the January 15, 2015 ceremony and by December 15, if you plan to receive your diploma by mail, only. It is free to graduate. There is a fee for a cap and gown. More information about Winter and Spring 2015 graduation may be found in the 2014-2015 Commencement Guide.
Note: If you are using Financial Aid or Veteran’s benefits, please check with those offices first before withdrawing from a course. Withdrawing could impact on future Financial Aid and VA benefits.
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.