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my.CSMD Help and FAQs

my.CSMD is a web-based portal that provides a gateway to Online Services for registration, payment, and more. The portal provides easy and centralized access to:

  • O365 and Student E-mail
  • myLearning
  • Online Services (Class registration, schedule, grades, payment, and more)
  • College announcements and event listings
  • Links to academic resources

Passphrase Protocols

Password will be referred to as a passphrase. Passphrases are strongly recommended in IT security protocol. For example, instead of a password “csmhawk”, use a passphrase such as “iloveCsmhawks.”  Users will not have to change their passphrase unless there is a security incident. Below are the required passphrase protocols:

Not changed unless security incident
Must be at least 12 characters long
Must include at least 2 types of the following characters: uppercase (A-Z), lowercase (a-z), numbers (0-9), symbol (!, #, $, etc.)
Multi-factor authentication (through Microsoft Authenticator App or phone)
New passphrase may not have been used previously
Must not include your name or username
Must not include a sequence of characters (A,B,C… or 1,2,3…)
Passphrase is case sensitive

See below for common issues. If you have a question, please contact the Help Desk.

Change Password and Questions

The steps to reset your password are the following:

  1. Log into myCSMD with your username and password.
  2. Located at the top of the Web page is the Manage Password link, click the link.
  3. Select Change Password.
  4. Complete the required fields (New Password and Confirm Password).
  5. To be aware of the password you just typed, select Show Password.
  6. Click Change Password.
    Note: if you do not have the requirements for the new password, you will not be able to select Change Password.
  7. Once your password is updated, click Continue.
  8. Your session will end and you will be logged out of myCSMD.
  9. Click Login to myCSMD and type in your username and password.

Keep in mind, your passphrase must meet the requirements:

  • Must be at least 12 characters long.
  • Must include at least 2 types of the following character: uppercase (A-Z), lowercase (a-z), numbers (0-9), symbol (!,#,$, etc.)
  • New passphrase may not have been used previously
  • Must not include your name or username
  • Must not include a sequence of characters (A,B,C…or 1,2,3…)
  • Passphrase is case sensitive

The steps to reset your myCSMD questions are the following:

  1. Log into myCSMD with your username and password.
  2. Located at the top of the Web page is the Manage Password link, click the link.
  3. Click Update Responses.
  4. Fill in the three questions.
  5. Click Setup Responses.
  6. Click Continue.
  7. You will be redirected to the Password Management page.

Experiencing Issues? Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact the Help Desk at: 301-934-7740.

Student ID Number

There are a few places where your student ID number can be found.

Online Services

If you are able to successfully log into your myCSMD account, you can find your student ID number once you login. The steps to finding your student ID number are the following:

  1. Login into myCSMD with your username and password.
  2. Click Online Services.
  3. Click Continuing Education or Current Students.
  4. Click What's my Student / Staff ID? (Under User Account Information).

Your student ID will be given to you.

*Note: Please do not share your student ID number with anyone for security purposes.

Student ID card

If you are a returning student and received your student ID card from the library, you will find your student ID number on the front of your card. It will be in located bottom-centered. It is seven digits. For example, it would appear to look something like 0000123.

CSM Documents

Your student ID number will also appear on any documentation from CSM. This could be from your tuition statement or your class schedule.

If you do not have any of the sources mentioned above, you can receive your student ID number by coming to one of the campuses. Please advise, you must show a picture ID in order to receive your student ID number.

Experiencing Issues? Contact Information:

If you have any questions pertaining to your student ID number, please call the Help Desk at: 301-934-7740.

Update email address

If you would like to update your email address, you may do so at any time by taking the following steps:

  1. Log into myCSMD with your username and password.
  2. Click Online Services.
  3. Click Current Student.
  4. Click Change my email address under Contact Information (left-hand side).