Academic Progress Monitoring

Contact Us

La Plata Campus
LR Building, Room 120

For academic issues, contact:

Laurie Cangelosi

For testing, contact:

Lee Desmarias, Testing Center Manager
La Plata Testing Center: 301-934-7657

Leonardtown Campus
Building B, Room 111

For academic issues, contact:

Beverly Dearstine-Russell

For testing, contact:

Jacqueline Dyson, Testing Center Manager
Leonardtown Testing Center: 240-725-5340

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

For academic issues, contact:

Laura M. Robins

For testing, contact:

Linda Giles, Testing Center Manager
Prince Frederick Testing Center: 443-550-6040

myProgress is the College of Southern Maryland’s “Early Alert” system, employed as a tool to support student success.

myProgress for Faculty and Staff

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myProgress for Students

How Does myProgress Work?

myProgress flags and kudos are merely announcements sent by email. They do not specify grades and are not included on your permanent records.  Flags are raised by instructors of all credit courses to make a student aware of the instructor’s concern for the student’s academic progress in a course. In addition, instructors can raise kudos to commend you on your academic success. You, the student, then, will be telephoned with the purpose of linking you to the proper individual, services, or advice that can assist with any issues identified by the instructor. 

Organizational mentors also monitor students involved in sports, activities, clubs, and/or organizations that are tied to academic achievement.

Student Success Coordinators on each campus supervise the bulk of myProgress flags and organize student support. The College of Southern Maryland Student Success Coordinators are Beverly Russell on the Leonardtown campus, Laura Robins on the Prince Frederick campus, and Laurie Cangelosi on the La Plata campus. The Student Success Coordinators are available to work with you on an Academic Success Plan and to acquaint you with additional campus resources that are vital to future educational accomplishments. Appointments can be made by contacting the Student Success Coordinators using any of the methods on the left navigational panel.

What Should Students Do When They Receive a myProgress Flag

  1. Login into your online course if you have not been doing so.
  2. Go to class.
  3. Contact your instructor at your earliest convenience to discuss problems and to develop a strategy to successfully complete your course.
    1. Find out where you stand.
    2. Can you make up any missed assignments?
  4. Schedule an individual appointment with a student success coordinator to develop an overall Academic Success Plan using the contact information on the left navigational panel.
  5. Meet with an Advisor.
  6. Consider:
    1. Altering your class status from credit to audit to remove the grading pressure
    2. Withdrawing from the course to protect grade point average and allow more time to focus on remaining classes. (If you receive financial assistance at CSM, withdrawing from classes after they begin may affect your award amount. If you have questions, please contact Financial Assistance at 301-934-7531. If you are receiving VA Benefits, withdrawing from classes may affect your benefits. If you have questions about your benefits, please contact the Registrar's Office at 301-934-7588.)
    3. Receiving tutoring for free online or on campus.  Go to for schedules and additional information. 
    4. Dedicating your time and energy to finish and pass the course. 
  7. See a Counselor.
  8. Visit the Student Success Center or utilize website and online services for tutoring, diagnostic assessment, learning materials, workshops, access to computers and so much more!

How to Access myProgress

Students can access myProgress by logging into myLearning through myCSMD.

Printable Guide 

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