Advising and Career Services

Student sits across the table from an advisor

CSM’s academic advisors are here to help make your academic journey a positive experience—your traveling companions on the path to reaching your educational and career goals. 

We provide close, personalized attention to help you map out your course of study, navigate the options available to you, and overcome the challenges you face. 

We strongly encourage all students to meet with an academic advisor at least once per semester.  

Whether selecting a program of study, getting ready to transfer to another institution, or preparing for your professional career, it’s easy and convenient to meet with an academic advisor. Make an appointment or drop in. Log into myLearning and select Connect to Student Support, or visit Advising and Career Services at one of the three campus locations below.

Locations

  • La Plata Campus: Administration (AD) Building, Room 101 
  • Leonardtown Campus: Building C, Room 105 
  • Prince Frederick Campus: John E. Harms Academic Center (Building A), Room 101 

Get in Touch

301-934-7574 
advisor@csmd.edu 

Please allow up to two business days for a response. 

Academic advising is intended primarily for current students enrolled in either a credit or non-credit (continuing education) program. (Prospective students should contact a CSM Enrollment Coordinator.) Meet with an academic advisor for guidance or assistance with: 

  • Registration issues 
  • Academic planning 
  • Advising holds or academic probation 
  • Student support services and resources 
  • Career guidance 
  • Transfer preparation 
  • …and much more 

Once you’ve completed the Steps to Enroll at CSM and met with an advisor, you are ready to register for classes through my.CSMD. If you have problems registering for your classes, try these solutions to common issues or meet with an academic advisor. 

Options to Meet with an Advisor 

Meet with an academic advisor by scheduling an appointment or by taking advantage of first-come, first-served same-day advising, on campus or by phone.

CSM offers four convenient options to get your questions answered and issues resolved: On-Campus Appointment; Virtual Appointment; On-Campus Drop-In; and Call-In.  

  • Drop-in and call-in advising are intended primarily for current CSM students with quick questions. If your question or situation requires more than 15-20 minutes to fully address, a follow-up appointment may be necessary to continue the discussion. 
  • On-Campus and Virtual Appointments can be scheduled through Connect to Student Support in myLearning or by contacting Advising and Career Services at advisor@csmd.edu or 301-934-7574. 

To ensure we attend to all students who need advising, when they need it, academic advising may be drop-in-only during periods of high demand. During peak advising season—usually about three weeks before and three weeks after classes begin for the fall and spring semesters—appointments may be temporarily unavailable. Drop-in and call-in advising enable our academic advisors to be more responsive to students’ concerns and make the best use of time. 

Call-In advising sessions are a convenient option to meet with an advisor from wherever you are. Call-in is available first-come, first-served, by phone. To join the queue to speak with an academic advisor, check in to the Waiting Room through myLearning or call Academic and Career Services at 301-934-7574 to be placed in the queue. Provide your callback number when you check in, and an advisor will call you when you’re first in line!  

During periods of high demand, wait times may be longer than usual. We encourage you to seek advising as early as possible, to avoid the crunch around the start of the semester! 

Stop by the Academic and Career Services office on your closest CSM campus—no appointment required! 

OnDuring periods of high demand, wait times may be longer than usual. We encourage you to seek advising as early as possible, to avoid the crunch around the start of the semester! 

Please note that On-Campus Drop-In advising may be temporarily suspended when campus access is limited, due to weather conditions, public safety concerns, or other circumstances. Contact Advising and Career Services to verify availability or check campus access at www.csmd.edu/Ready 

On-Campus Drop-In advising for the Fall 2021 Semester will be available when the college resumes Normal Operations. Contact Advising and Career Services to verify availability or check campus access at www.csmd.edu/Ready.

Make an appointment to meet with an academic advisor at the CSM campus that’s most convenient for you. Schedule your On-Campus Appointment through myLearning or by contacting Advising and Career Services at advisor@csmd.edu or 301-934-7574. 

Note: During periods of high demand, appointments may be temporarily unavailable, and academic advising may be drop-in or call-in only.  

For the Fall 2021 Semester, On-Campus Appointments will be unavailable beginning August 2 and will resume Monday, September 20, 2021. 

Schedule a Virtual Appointment and meet with an academic advisor by phone or by videocall from wherever you are. Book your Virtual Appointment through  myLearning or by contacting Advising and Career Services at advisor@csmd.edu or 301-934-7574. 

Note: During periods of high demand, appointments may be temporarily unavailable, and academic advising may be drop-in-only.  

For the Fall 2021 Semester, Virtual Appointments will be unavailable beginning August 2 and will resume Monday, September 20, 2021. 

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