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. 

October 2018 Announcements

Need one more course? Register Now for Minisession II! Classes start October 25!

If you have completed 2 successful semesters, this 7-week semester may be for you! These courses are accelerated, so 15 weeks of work will be completed in 7 weeks. Two classes during this semester is like having 4 classes, so be ready for a fast-paced semester!

New student steps to enroll at CSM:

Follow Steps to Enroll in Classes:

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. Please bring to your meeting with an Academic Advisor:

  • Unofficial transcripts, AP or SAT/ACT scores.
  • Transfer Students: college transcripts showing grades for prerequisite courses needed for courses at CSM.
  • Charles, St. Mary’s, or Calvert County 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 on this page.

New/Continuing students steps to register:

In Online Services, view your program evaluation in the “View Your Progress” screen in Student Planning to see needed classes for your program. Visit Academic Advising if you have questions. We are here to help!

To see needed classes and to register:
1) Log into my.CSMD and select Online Services, then Current Students
2) Select Student Planning, then, #1 View Your Progress, to see the courses still needed
3) To register, select #2 Plan your Degree and Register for Classes

Alternative way to register:
1) Log into my.CSMD and select Online Services, then select Current Students
2) Select Registration Guide to learn about registration
3) Select Search and Register

Complete your Fall graduation application at Grad Fest!
Graduation is not automatic!

If you are in your final classes at CSM for your program of study, be sure to RSVP to Grad Fest and complete your free graduation application with an Academic Advisor! If you are unable to attend this event, then be sure to see an Academic Advisor during walk-in hours to complete the simple paperwork.

The deadline is November 15 to apply if you plan to walk across the stage at Winter Commencement. If you plan to apply for your diploma by mail only, the deadline to meet with an Academic Advisor is December 15. Additional information about graduation is available on the Graduation page.

Want to plan your program to graduation?
Make an appointment with an Academic Advisor!

Advisors will work with you to show you the “Timeline” feature of Student planning, which can assist you in creating a semester-by-semester plan.

If you want to work on course planning on your own, there is a guide with screen-shots of each page to help you. If you already know how to register, you will be able to access this feature easily on your own. Just select “Timeline” in Student Planning. Learn more about using the Timeline feature of Student Planning.

Withdraw/Audit Dates

October 8: Last day to withdraw without a grade (Fall Minisession I classes); Last day to change a credit to an audit or an audit to a credit (Fall Minisession I classes).

November 16: Last day to withdraw without a grade or change to credit/audit (Fall full-term classes).

Free Tutoring Available!

See the Fall Tutoring schedule for each campus!