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Take College Courses Without Leaving Your High School

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) and Charles County Public Schools are offering a unique opportunity for students to take college courses at your high school. CSM instructors will teach the courses from the CSM campus, and Charles County Public Schools students have the opportunity to learn in a telepresence classroom.

BENEFITS

  • Earn transferrable college credit through CSM
  • Be that much closer to a college degree
  • Save tuition dollars by paying less than 50% of cost
  • Add college courses to your high school resumé
  • Prepare for college by seeing what is required from a college course
  • Receive college credit without having to leave your high school

HOW DO MY COURSES TRANSFER?

It’s simple! You register for a class by following the outlined steps, and upon successful completion of your course, you can request a CSM transcript. Your CSM transcript will show the amount of credits you have earned as well as your grade. Whether you choose to start at CSM and then transfer, or want to begin your education at a four-year college, you can request that your official transcript be sent directly to your college of choice.

HOW AM I SAVING MONEY?

Due to the College Completion and Readiness Act, public high school students who are enrolled in college classes and receive permissions from their local high schools are eligible for reduced tuition. Students will be expected to pay applicable fees and less than 50% of the tuition. This amounts to a savings of more than $150 per course (based on a three-credit course).

HOW ARE CLASSES TAUGHT?

  • Classes are taught on the CSM campus
  • Students sit at their high schools
  • Classes run through the Telepresence Rooms at each high school
  • Courses are held four days a week; Monday - Thursday
  • Students can earn up to six credits per semester

HOW TO REGISTER:

  • Complete a CSM Application online
  • Complete the “Access CSM Enrollment” form which requires the signatures of the student, parents, high school counselor, and principal.
  • Demonstrate college level placement by taking CSM's placement test.
  • Mail the completed Dual Enrollment Form along with payment to:

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

You will receive confirmation of course registration in the mail.


FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Contact the CSM Admissions Department at askme@csmd.edu or 301-934-2251.