Info for Parents & Family

Your student’s decision to pursue their college education is an important step in their life’s journey.

At the College of Southern Maryland, they can find their path to success as they decide where they want to go and who they want to be.

Introducing the Hawk Family Connection

A new way to stay involved with your student and CSM!

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Your one-stop shop for:

  • Access to important campus news and deadlines
  • Personalized newsletters on your schedule

  • Announcements via email

  • Sharing of updates with friends and family

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Opportunity & Outcome

  • Guided Pathways make it easy for your student to find the right program for them and get the support and direction they need. 
  • They can start mapping out the route to a bachelor’s degree or even farther, with more than 150 transfer and articulation agreements with four-year colleges and universities nationwide. 
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Support & Community

  • At CSM, your student will be a part of a close-knit, supportive community that’s as beautifully diverse as Southern Maryland itself.  
  • They’ll have all the academic support they need, in class and out, to develop their abilities and excel in their program. 
  • There’s more to your student’s success than grades, and CSM offers comprehensive student support services, including wellness and counseling, career services, and much more. 

Learn More about CSM

Register to attend one of our Open House events to find out how you can help your student find their road to attaining their educational goals at CSM, or contact one of our Enrollment Coordinators.

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Opportunities for Students Under 18

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Kids' & Teen College (Ages 5-17)

Kids' & Teen College offers year-round classes for ages 5-17, summer programs, year-round music lessons, tutoring, SAT/ACT prep and a homeschooling program to augment your homeschooled student’s education. 

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Gifted and Talented and/or Homeschool Students

Students who are under the age of 16 and who have completed at least the 7th grade may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis.

Homeschool students who are 16 years or older may follow the steps to enroll for dual enrollment students.

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Driver Education

With comprehensive classes on safety and on-the-road driving instruction and practice, get confidence and training for the driver’s license exam. CSM offers driver education programs, "Alive at 25" defensive driving programs, and driver improvement programs.

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College Credit for High School Students

These programs allow high school students to earn college credits while still enrolled in high school:

Dual Enrollment

Access CSM Program 

Career and Technical Education

Early College

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