Academic Advising

Contact Us


La Plata Campus

Administration (AD) Building, Room 101
Phone: 301-934-7574

Leonardtown Campus

Building C, Room 105
Phone: 240-725-5320

Prince Frederick Campus

Building B, Room 205
Phone: 443-550-6026

Waldorf Center for Higher Education

Student Services Office,
Suite 1020
Phone: 301-632-2900

Academic Advising

Due to peak registration, Academic Advising offices at La Plata, Leonardtown and Prince Frederick move, as follows, to an all walk-in status from August 8 - September 6.

La Plata, Leonardtown, and Prince Frederick Campuses

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:00 a.m-6:30 p.m.*
  • Friday 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • *Note that the Prince Frederick Academic Advising office will be closed August 15, 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Waldorf Center for Higher Education

  • Monday/Wednesday 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and 2:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday/Thursday 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 2:00-4:30 p.m.

At CSM, our academic advisors are available to assist you in identifying educational opportunities consistent with your capabilities and interests, exploring career fields, and start you on the path towards new levels of success. Contact an advisor to learn more or schedule an appointment.

Appointment or Walk-In?

You will need to schedule an advising appointment to do the following:

  • Select a Program of Study
  • Explore Career Choices
  • Receive Personal Job Search Assistance
  • Receive a Graduation Audit
  • Transfer to CSM
  • Transfer to Another Institution
  • Plan for Cooperative Education
  • Get Advice on Complicated Academic Situations

Feel free to drop by during walk-in hours for the following:

  • Changes to Your Declared Program of Study
  • Assistance With Selecting Courses
  • Program Review Notification
  • Probation Restriction Notification
  • Prerequisite Not Complete
  • Adding, Dropping, Withdrawing from Classes
  • CSM Resources Referral
  • Advice on Academic Situations
  • Graduation Audit

September 2016 Announcements

It is not too late to register for Fall II or Late Start classes!

Are you ready to start classes in October? View the schedule of classes on the main web page.
Fall Late Start semester October 4 – December 12
Fall Minisession II October 24 – December 12

Continuing Students:

See your program evaluation and use the “register for credit” button in your my.CSMD account to get started! Please contact Academic Advising for appointment availability, if you need assistance with choosing classes that work with your program of study.

Be Prepared to Register:

Go into your my.CSMD “on-line services” to “current students” to “Advising” (see the left side of the screen) and view your program evaluation to determine what classes you need for Fall. Use the online catalog for your catalog year to determine prerequisites and recommended order for taking courses in your degree program. 

Probation Students:

Students with academic holds who wish to be registered need to see an Academic Advisor. You will need to have prepared your course selections ahead of time and to bring the 6-digit section codes with you that indicate the preferred day/time.

“Time for your program review” message: Plan to see an Academic Advisor

If you are registering for your 18th or 36th credit, it is time to see your Academic Advisor. Read more about these routine advising holds on the Academic Advising web page under “Mandatory Advising.” Students must see an advisor before these holds to registration can be removed.

Transfer students:

If you have completed at least 12 college credits at another institution, please follow the Steps to Enrollment for a transfer student and Steps to Receive Transfer Credit. Otherwise, follow the admission, placement, and registration procedures for full-time or part-time students.

Many courses at CSM have prerequisites. If you have not had college-level English or Math, please take the placement tests at the testing center. Then, call Academic Advising for appointment availability after you take your placement tests. If you have completed your college-level English and Math at another institution, then schedule an Appointment with Academic Advising. Please bring your unofficial transcripts with you and we will work with you to determine your eligibility for courses with prerequisites and help you to plan your semester.

Fall Graduates: Sign up for the Destination Graduation Event!

If you plan to complete your degree in the Fall, please register for a special day for upcoming Winter graduates.
Apply for graduation
Receive commencement information
Speak with academic advisors
Sign up for door prizes
Get a professional portrait in a cap and gown and much more!

Destination Graduation Dates

Prince Frederick: Monday, September 19 noon - 6pm. RSVP: 443-550-6026
La Plata: Thursday, September 22 noon - 6pm. RSVP: 301-934-7574
Leonardtown: Monday, October 10 noon - 6pm. RSVP: 240-725-5320

If you would rather complete your graduation application on a different day, please contact Academic Advising for appointment availability.

Graduation Application Deadlines

Deadline to participate in Winter Ceremony is November 15
Deadline to apply for a diploma is December 15
Commencement ceremony is January 21
Diplomas are received in the mail after February 28

Free Tutoring services are available!

Online resources , with topics including, study skills, test-taking, time management and more are available through Student Success Services.