Student Success Services

The College of Southern Maryland provides a comprehensive system of student support services.  These services include peer and online tutoring, skills improvement software, and testing.
Student gets tutoring help

Free tutoring is offered in a variety of subjects including English, Math, and Biology. In addition to face-to-face tutoring, online tutoring services in the areas of Math, writing, ESL, accounting, economics, and chemistry are available in cooperation with Smarthinking. ThinkingStorm, an additional online tutoring service, offers math, chemistry, and an online writing center. The tutoring on campus is walk-in, no appointment necessary. Learn more on our website.

Professor teaches a workshop

All CSM students are invited to attend any workshop they find valuable to their academic success, free of charge.

Student meets with an advisor

myProgress is the College of Southern Maryland’s “Early Alert” system, employed as a tool to support student success.

Students work in the computer learning labs

Learning Labs on all three campuses offer computers with internet capabilities, academic software access, textbook resources, and group study areas.  Academic tutoring and general student success resources are also located in this center. Learn more.

Nursing students

The Nursing Programs Outreach Advisor assists preclinical nursing students in identifying and accessing services necessary to support student success. The Nursing Programs Outreach Advisor acts as a mentor and advisor. Students are provided with information about the petition process, ACT/SAT test dates, registration and preparation for the ACT and SAT tests, BSN options including the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) Dual Admissions program, and assistance with course planning among other things. Learn more on our website.

Student at a computer

Beyond tutoring, testing, access to the Learning Lab and self-help materials, the Kick Off to College, the Student Success Center offers diagnostic testing, workshops, and College Success Skills courses to help you set and reach your academic goals.