Registration Help and How-Tos

How-To Guides

After you completed the Steps to Enroll, you may register for classes. Try one of the How-To videos below; if you still have difficulties or you cannot self-register, meet with an Academic Advisor.

How to Drop a Class (.pdf)
How to Manage Shared Proxy Access (.pdf)
How to Manage Your Waitlist (.pdf)

More resources are available via Hawk: Ready, Set, Go!, a three-part orientation program for incoming CSM students.

How to Plan Your Schedule

How to Register for Classes

Common Registration Issues

You have reached a credit stop point during the registration process. The purpose of this hold is to confirm your course/degree selection and discuss your goals. You can contact an advisor by calling 301-934-7574.

You are attempting to register for a course that requires a prerequisite requirement that is not on your CSM record. If you have taken this prerequisite at CSM, contact the office information provided above. If you have taken this prerequisite at another institution, contact an Academic Advisor.

You have a payment due to CSM. You will not be able to register for courses, receive your grades, or request a transcript until you satisfy your payment balance. You can contact Student Account Services at or call 301-934-7712.

This is an Admissions Office hold.  You can contact Admissions at or call 301-934-2251 and select option 0.

This hold can also apply to students with an International Student status. International Students must maintain a full-time status and must meet with an Academic Advisor to register.

Check the term for which you are attempting to register for. This error appears when you attempt to register for a session that open registration has ended. You can contact the Registrar's Office at or call 301-934-7588.

You should continue to monitor course availability or join the waitlist. If you join a waitlist for a course and a seat becomes available, you will be notified by email and can also monitor in your Online Service account. You can contact the Registrar's Office at or call 301-934-7588.

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