2020 July - HawkTalk e-Newsletter

HawkTalk - July 2020 Edition

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Hawk Hint: Stop the Drop!

Payment Deadline: July 29 is the deadline to pay your bill for the Fall 2020 Semester or enroll in the Tuition Payment Plan

Don’t Panic! Registration Updates 

If you receive an alarming notification that a Fall 2020 class you registered for has been cancelled, take a deep breath and stay calm! CSM is updating all the listings for our Fall 2020 course offerings to reflect the different learning modes. A side effect of this process is that listings with outdated information are showing as cancelled or having changed course numbers in Student Planning in my.CSMD.
Check your e-mail for more information! 

Registration Updates

Social transformation begins with personal growth. CSM has compiled a library of links and resources to further expand education beyond the syllabus. We hope that members of our college community will take full advantage of this opportunity to broaden their perspective in the midst of the public debate over social inequity and systemic racism in the United States.

You will need to log in to my.CSMD to access the internal website. 

Registration Open for Fall

Registration Open for Fall 

Register now for Fall 2020! Log into Student Planning in my.CSMD and sign up for the course sections you want. Don’t wait too long, though—the sooner you register, the better your chance at getting your ideal schedule! Classes start August 26. 

If you have an academic hold, please make an appointment to speak with an advisor. 

Fall Sessions:

  • 15-Week Session: August 26 – December 14
  • 7-Week Session I: August 26 – October 19 
  • 3-Week Session I: September 28 – October 17 
  • 3-Week Session II: October 19 – November 7 
  • 7-Week Session II: October 20 – December 14

Distance Learning Options This Fall

Distance Learning Options This Fall

CSM’s Fall 2020 course offerings will be primarily held online. Taking your classes in a virtual environment lets you advance toward your degree, expand your skill base, or discover a new interest, all without changing out of your PJs!

Course sections this fall will be available in one of three distance learning modes: Web-Based, Real-Time Technology, and Hybrid. We’ve put together an infographic that compares the different modes so that you can pick the best experience for your learning style! For more information, check out

Course Section Wait List

Course Section Wait List: A Second Chance at your First-Choice Schedule

Did someone snag the last spot in the course section you wanted? Don’t give up! When you register for your courses, you can sign up for the Wait List of a section that’s full. That way, if room opens up, you’ve got a second chance at your first-choice schedule!

Help Desk and Advising

Help Desk and Advising | CSM College Survival Guide

The College Survival Guide is a monthly feature that directs members of the CSM community to free resources and support for whatever challenges they may be facing. At CSM, no hawk has to fly alone.


Technical difficulties are the last thing you need when you’ve got deadlines looming.  The Help Desk is available to help you with all of CSM’s IT resources. Get in touch with them at or call 301-934-7740.


It’s that time of year again: registration. Finding the schedule that fits your needs and academic goals can feel like playing the least-fun version of Tetris ever. CSM’s academic advisors are here to help you pick the classes that will get you where you want to go.

Schedule your phone or video chat counseling appointment today at

Transfer Opportunities at CSM

Transfer Thursdays

Join us for Transfer Thursdays and connect directly with our transfer partners!

Each week, we’ll talk to representatives from two colleges or universities that have signed transfer or articulation agreements with CSM. This is your chance to ask your questions and get answers straight from the source!

Transfer Thursdays are held every Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., but you don’t have to stay for the full three hours! Space is limited, though, so be sure to sign up to reserve your slot. Visit to learn more and register for the sessions you’re interested in!

This month, hear from:

  • July 2: Salem University and McDaniel University
  • July 9: Old Dominion University and Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • July 16: University of Maryland Global Campus and George Washington University
  • July 23: Mount St. Mary's University and St. Mary's College of Maryland
  • July 30: Stevenson University and North Carolina State University

New Transfer Opportunities!

New Transfer Opportunities

Hawks who’ve got their eye on applying the credits earned at CSM toward their bachelor’s can take advantage of over 100 transfer opportunities at more than 50 institutions nationwide.

In recent weeks, the college has signed articulation agreements with: American Public University, University of Baltimore, York College of Pennsylvania, Southern New Hampshire University, and Salisbury University.

For more information on how you can get started mapping out your route from associate’s to bachelor’s and beyond, visit Transfer Services.

Scholarship Finder

One Application, 200+ Scholarships: Scholarship Finder 

There’s still time to submit your Scholarship Finder application! The CSM Foundation has awarded more than $3 million to more than 3,000 students in the last decade. Visit to get started. 

Student health 101

Campus Well by Student Health 101 

Did you know we have an awesome resource at CSM for nutrition, health advice, recipes, and even career help? Check out the latest issue, and sign up to get Campus Well by Student Health 101 in your inbox. 

Talon Talks

Join Us for Talon Talks!

Student Life and Counseling Services is offering Talon Talks—weekly supportive sessions via Zoom, on topics like overcoming math anxiety, transfer options, and staying motivated with online learning. For more details,