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Student Services

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College of Southern Maryland
8730 Mitchell Rd
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910


Tips to Being Successful at CSM

Take advantage of new student orientations and student services.

Prepare your semester schedule carefully.

Attend all class meeting times.

Be an active class participant and ask for appropriate help from faculty.

Utilize CSM Student Services resources.

Refer often to class syllabi and my.CSMD online services to stay informed of upcoming deadlines, responsibilities, and status.

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Student Services

To be a successful college student, you are encourage to take advantage of CSM's comprehensive range of student services beginning with your very first semester through your graduation and beyond.

CSM Student Services is here to help you reach your academic goals and to enhance your personal development. Take advantage of our knowledgeable staff, valuable resources, and events to realize your full potential in the classroom and in your career.

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Maintaining contact with a CSM advisor will ensure you are meeting your program requirements and accomplishing your personal goals. CSM advisors can assist with:

  • Program Selection 
  • Course Selection 
  • Transfer Information 
  • Graduation Requirements 
  • Questions About Classes, Instructors, Grades, and More
  • More...

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Each year a significant number of our students seamlessly transfer their CSM credits to other institutions in order to obtain their bachelor's degree. We offer transfer assistance through:

  • Academic Advising Appointments
  • Articulation Partnerships
  • Transfer Resource Library
  • Transfer Fairs
  • Workshops, Classes, Bus Trips, and Other Special Events
  • On-Campus Transfer College Representatives
  • More...

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What are your interests? Values? Skills? Career satisfaction is directly related to how well you match your career to your own interests. Let CSM Career Services help you discover your unique strengths and skills while assisting you in a successful job search.

  • Career Self-Assesment
  • Career Research
  • Job Search Assistance
  • Employment Assistance
  • More...

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The CSM Student Success Center provides an array of programs, resources, and services to help you develop and strengthen the necessary study and learning skills required for a successful college experience.

  • Student Success Classes and Workshops
  • Free Tutoring
  • Free Writing Assistance
  • Learning Lab Software and Classroom Models
  • Disability Support Services
  • CSM and Correspondence Testing
  • National Standardized and Certification Testing
  • More...

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Most students require some type of financial assistance to pay for their college expenses. Let our team of experts help you understand the different types of aid available and your eligibility.

  • Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Grants
  • Loans
  • Scholarships
  • Student Employment
  • CSM Tuition Payment Plan (FACTS)
  • Veterans' Benefits
  • More...

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You can securely and confidentailly access your information through my.CSMD Online Services.

  • Single Sign-On Access to Numerous College Resources
  • Search, Register, and/or Drop Classes
  • Make Payments
  • Track Financial Assistance Status
  • Check Grades
  • Update Contact Information
  • Request Transcripts and/or Enrollment Verifications
  • Convenient College Web Site Hyperlinks
  • Around Campus Spotlights and Event Information
  • CSM Online Calendar
  • Student Notifications and Announcements
  • More...

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CSM offers a full complement of services and programs for students including fitness programs, childcare, campus dining, computer labs, fine arts programs, libraries, college stores, campus safety, and more...

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