Testing Services

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our Mission

The College of Southern Maryland Testing Centers are dedicated to enhancing student learning by providing comprehensive, accessible, academic and professional testing and assessment services. We adhere to testing standards and practices, safeguard confidentiality of student records, and ensure an optimal testing environment in order to meet the increasing needs of our students, faculty, administrators, and community. The Testing Centers maintain membership and adheres to the National College Testing Association Professional Standards and Guidelines.


Due to CSM’sRestricted Operations Status, the Testing Centers are closed for most testing services except Dual Math final exams, chemistry placement tests, ALEKS assessments, and Accuplacer placement exams, which are offered by appointment only. Appointments for these exams can be made here: Testing Centers Appointment Request.

For information on DSST, CLEP, or Pearson VUE, please contact the Prince Frederick Campus.

To request remote Accuplacer placement test voucher, click here.

Contact Us

La Plata Campus
Learning Resource Center (LR Building), Room 114
Salman Zafarullah, Testing Center Manager

Leonardtown Campus
Building C, Room 314
Jacqueline Dyson, Testing Center Supervisor

Prince Frederick Campus
John E. Harms Academic Center (Building A), Room 102
Courtnie Krauss, Testing Center Supervisor

General Information

  • No one is admitted to the Testing Center without proper photo ID.
  • No tests will be administered within 30 minutes prior to closing. Placement tests will not be administered within 60 minutes prior to closing. All testing will end at closing.
  • For proctored exams, please contact the testing center where the exam will be administered for testing policies and procedures.
  • Babies and children of any age are not permitted in the Testing Centers.
  • Cell phones and all other personal belongings, except authorized exam materials, will be stored in a locker during testing.
  • CLEP, DSST, Pearson VUE, Castle WorldWide, Correspondence Exams for other institutions, Work Keys, TEAS and Departmental Examinations will not be administered during midterms or final examinations.
  • The Testing Centers operate on reduced hours in-between full semesters and during the summer. 
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