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

At CSM, our Academic Advisors are available to help you identify educational opportunities consistent with your capabilities and interests, explore career fields, and start you on the path towards new levels of success. View our Contact Info./Hours page to decide whether to schedule an appointment or to visit our walk-in hours. 

June 2018 Announcements

Congratulations New High School Graduates!

New students may follow the Steps to Enrollment on our website. Admitted students may then set up a my.CSMD account. Learn more about navigating your my.CSMD account so that you may register, pay for classes, and much more. Complete a mandatory online orientation (SOAR) in your my.CSMD account under “Quick Links.” Sign up for a mandatory Advising and Registration Session. 

Many courses have prerequisites so, you will need to take placement tests at the Testing Center, unless you have established college-level English/Reading and Math in alternate ways. Please bring to the Advising and Registration session:

  • Unofficial transcripts, such as AP or SAT/ACT scores, or
  • Transfer Students: college transcripts, showing grades for prerequisite courses needed for courses at CSM.
  • High school graduates: If you think you may qualify for college-level English or Math based on your high school transcript, follow the procedure for high school transcript evaluation.

Learn about placement test waivers, placement testing and Test Center Hours on the Testing Center web page.

Learn more about our Programs of Study in the online catalog. A General Education course listing is also available.

Fall Sessions

  • Regular Fall Session:   September 4 – December 17
  • Minisession I:             September 4 – October 22
  • Fall 12-week Session: September 24 – December 17
  • Minisession II:            October 25 – December 17

Continuing Students: Be sure to register for Fall classes today!

Summer goes by fast! You can relax in the sun after you have planned your Fall schedule. Learn the new (2018 Summer) way to register in Online Services under “Registration” using the “Search and Register for Credit Sections/Express Registration” link. See the Registration Guide under “Registration” for a step-by step quick power point. You may also register using Student Planning in Online Services.

If you need help navigating the new way to register or need assistance planning for summer or fall, see an Academic Advisor. We will work with you to choose classes for your program of study.

Apply for Financial Aid NOW!

It can take a few weeks to process your FAFSA. Financial Aid resources are available. Complete your FAFSA as soon as possible.

Bored and ready to get ahead on completing courses?
Summer classes are still available! 

Students with a couple of successful semesters completed may want to consider summer classes. Many classes are web classes. Learn more about online learning in Online Services under “Quick Links.” Decide if web classes are right for you and your learning style.

Summer III is a 9-week session and Summer IV is a 6-week session. Be ready to hit the ground running for these fast-paced courses. Remember, free Tutoring is available in some subjects and essay paper review services are also available.

Welcome Back, Summer Visiting Students!

Will you be on Summer Break from your “home” institution and want to take a course at CSM? Learn more about handling prerequisites, and completing registration. Keep in mind that Chemistry and other sciences, all math courses, and many other courses, have prerequisites that must be satisfied before a student can register.

See the online schedule on our main web page to see the course offerings. You may self-register for courses that do not have prerequisites. See how to register in Online Services under Registration or Student Planning. You must visit Academic Advising in person and bring a printed unofficial transcript, showing prerequisites for the desired courses.

Summer Session Dates

  • Summer Session I (6-week):    May 29 – July 8
  • Summer Session II (12-week): May 29 – August 19
  • Summer Session III (9-week):  June 11 – August 12
  • Summer Session IV (6-week):  July 9 – August 19

Summer graduates: Apply to graduate by August 1!

Are you in your final classes this summer? You must meet with an Academic Advisor by August 1 to complete a short and easy graduation application! Graduation is not automatic. Do not wait for your grades to be posted—you must complete the application by the deadline!

More information about graduation is available on the Graduation page.

Course Withdrawal Dates

The last day to withdraw without a grade for Summer Session I classes is June 19.
The last day to withdraw without a grade for Summer Session II classes is July 24.

Parent and Student Resources Page!

Here is a one-stop reference page for many of your information needs! Find answers to your questions from the application and financial aid process to Student Success services and much, much more!