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. 


Important Dates

  • Spring Full-term Semester: January 22 – May 13
    • March 27: Last day to withdraw or change to audit/credit without a grade
  • Spring Break: March 18-24
  • Spring Minisession I: January 22 – March 10
    • February 25: Last day to withdraw or change to audit/credit without a grade
  • Spring 12-week Session: February 11 - May 13
    • April 8: Last day to withdraw or change to audit/credit without a grade
  • Spring Minisession II: March 25 – May 13
    • April 29: Last day to withdraw or change to audit/credit without a grade

Need Help with your Courses?

Check out our resources in the Learning Support Centers, including FREE tutoring, study tips, and helpful advice. Contact a Learning Support Coordinator today!

Attention Spring Graduates!

Are you ready to graduate? Are you finishing up your last semester at CSM? Don’t let the important dates pass you by! Whether you choose to participate in commencement or not, you need to meet with an advisor so you can apply for graduation.

To graduate in May, you must apply by April 15 to receive your diploma only. The date to apply to walk in the ceremony has passed.

Visiting 2019 Summer Session Students: Welcome to CSM!

Step 1: Apply

Complete the online application. It is free and will only take a few minutes.

Apply Now

Within 1-2 business days after successful completion of the application, you will receive an acceptance e-mail which will contain your CSM student ID number. Students must have their CSM student ID number to begin the registration process. You may obtain your CSM ID number at any of our campus locations (a day after you have applied) with a picture ID. If you did not receive your CSM ID number after 2 business days, you may request to have it e-mailed to you. E-mail using your e-mail on file or call 301-934-2251, option 0.

Step 2: Register

IMPORTANT: CSM will close for Spring Break March 20-24.

Option 1 - Fax or E-mail

If you have met the prerequisite at your “home” institution for the course you would like to take at CSM to transfer back to your home institution: Fax/E-mail a copy of your unofficial transcript.

You may fax your unofficial transcript to 301-934-7674 (call 301-934-7574 to confirm receipt of fax) or e-mail a scanned copy (PDF format) of your unofficial transcript. We will not accept transcripts that have been copied and pasted into the body of the e-mail or transcripts sent in word document form.

Please include with your fax or e-mail:

  • Student’s name and CSM student ID number
  • CSM course name(s) and 6-digit section number(s): Ex. ENG 1010 (123456)
  • Student contact information (phone and e-mail)
  • Whether or not you have taken classes at CSM previously
  • In subject line, type: “Visiting Student Registration”
  • An advisor will contact you regarding your registration

Option 2 - In-Person

Bring an unofficial paper copy of your college transcript and meet with an Academic Advisor during walk-in hours to discuss registration for Summer Session courses. Also, bring to the meeting: the course name(s) and 6-digit section code(s) of your desired course(s). The advisor will assist you to determine if you have met the prerequisites for the courses you would like to enroll in at CSM. For Advising Department hours and locations, click here.

Step 3: Payment

View Tuition and Fees

Payment in Full Due Date: Beginning May 22, payment is due in full at the time of registration for Summer Session courses. CSM may drop you for non-payment; however, if you do not attend, you are responsible for dropping your classes to avoid incurring a bill. To register or add a class online you must either pay online using MasterCard/Visa/Discover/American Express or have sufficient approved and processed tuition assistance to cover the balance. View refund policy here.