Academic Support Services

Who We Are

Learning Support Services is your “Academic Bridge to Student Success."

The College of Southern Maryland Learning Support Services Department cultivates academic resilience through metacognitive development.

We provide innovative services and transformational experiences that advocate for equitable support for the entire learning process to advance student retention, persistence and achievement.

We are a team of professionals, working across campuses to provide you with appointments that can support your academic and personal success inside and outside the classroom. 

The LSS team is a great starting point for connecting to a variety of CSM resources.  Your individual success matters to us!

What We Do

Student works with a tutor on reviewing materials

Our Services

Academic Coaching
We offer individualized appointments via phone and Zoom in a safe and caring environment. While we are not advisors, we can offer many support services to students. As trained Academic Coaches we can provide meetings that promote strategies for successful learning, test taking, life balance, academic recovery,  and much more.

tutoring is offered to currently enrolled College of Southern Maryland students in a variety of subjects.

All CSM students are invited to attend any workshop they find valuable to their academic success, free of charge.

Students work at computers in a lab

Learning Support Services Centers

La Plata Campus, Francis P. Chiaramonte, M.D. Center for Science and Technology (ST Building), Room 100:
We have textbook resources, academic software, and internet-ready computers with printing capabilities.

Leonardtown Campus, Building B, Room 111: We offer computers with internet and printing capabilities, academic software access, textbook resources, and a group study area.

Prince Frederick Campus, John E. Harms Academic Center (Building A), Room 125: We offer computers with internet capabilities, academic software access, textbook resources, and group study areas.

Additional Resources and Tools

STU-1030 (1) - Study Skills Lab: Improve your study skills and develop an active approach to your education by understanding and adapting to various teaching styles and coursework.

STU-1050 (3) - Career Decision Making and Life Planning: Explore career options and learn decision-making, goal-setting and planning skills to help you set and reach your career goals.

Courseware, formerly PLATO, is a web-based, tutorial program used for placement review and pre-Nursing preparation. One may request this tool if more comprehensive review for placement testing is desired.  Click here for information on placement test preparation and re-taking the placement tests.  There is also test preparation specifically for the ATI TEAS available to currently enrolled College of Southern Maryland students preparing to petition for selective admissions programs at CSM, such as Nursing.  Send your request to  Please provide the following information in your request: 

  • Full name
  • CSM student ID number
  • Modules requested

You will be provided with a login and password to access Courseware along with instructions on how to use it within 3 business days. 

Students Already Granted Access:

Go to   Enter cosm as Account Login, the provided Courseware Name and Password and click Login.

Contact Us

La Plata Campus

Francis P. Chiaramonte, M.D. Center for Science and Technology
(ST Building), Room 100 

Laurie Cangelosi

Leonardtown Campus

Building B, Room 111

Coming soon!

Prince Frederick Campus

John E. Harms Academic Center    (Building A), Room 125

Laura M. Robins
Building A, Room 211

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