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Student Success Center

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College of Southern Maryland
Student Success Center


La Plata Campus
LR Building, Room 120

For information regarding academic issues contact:

Laurie Cangelosi


For information regarding testing contact:

Salman Zafarullah, Testing Center Manager
La Plata Testing Center: 301-934-7657

Leonardtown Campus
B Building, Room 111

For information regarding academic issues contact:
Beverly Dearstine-Russell

For information regarding testing contact:

Jacqueline Dyson, Testing Center Manager
Leonardtown Testing Center: 240-725-5340

Prince Frederick Campus
PFA Building, Room 125

For information regarding academic issues contact:
Laura M. Robins

For information regarding testing contact:

Linda Giles, Testing Center Manager
Prince Frederick Testing Center: 443-550-6040

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Testing Center

The Testing Centers at the La Plata, Leonardtown, and Prince Frederick campuses provide many testing services.  Entry-level assessment of basic skills is provided through the college's placement program-ACCUPLACER.  Students may earn credit through DSST (formerly Dantes), CLEP, and departmental examinations.  The La Plata and Prince Frederick Testing Centers offer professional certification exams as well as computer-based GED testing through Pearson Vue.  The La Plata Testing Center offers certification testing through Castle WorldWide and Certiport.  Additionally, the La Plata campus serves as a test site for national exams including the ACT, SAT, and the LSAT.

You must always bring a picture ID to the Testing Center. Without a picture ID tests will not be given.

Children are not permitted in the Testing Centers.

Contact Information

  • La Plata Campus:
    • Salman Zafarullah - Testing Center Manager, 301-934-7657
    • Robin Kahler - Testing Center Assistant
    • Kevin O'Leary - Testing Center Assistant
  • Leonardtown Campus:
  • Prince Frederick Campus: