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College of Southern Maryland
Student Success Center


La Plata Campus

Student Success Center, LR 120
Testing Center, LR 114

For information regarding academic issues contact:

Laurie Cangelosi
Student Success Coordinator

For information regarding testing contact:

Salman Zafarullah, Testing Center Manager
La Plata Testing Center: 301-934-7657

Leonardtown Campus

Student Success Center, B Building, Room 111
Testing Center, A Building, Room 109

For information regarding academic issues contact:

Beverly Dearstine-Russell
Student Success Coordinator

For information regarding testing contact:

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


Prince Frederick Campus

Student Success Center, PFA Building, Room 125
Testing Center, PFA Building, Room 109

For information regarding academic issues contact:

Laura M. Robins
Student Success Coordinator

For information regarding testing contact:

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

Pictures of Students at the La Plata Campus

Upcoming Events

  • Jun 06: National Exam--SAT

  • Jun 13: National Exam--ACT

  • Placement Test Preparation

    Accuplacer Remediation/Study Tools

    The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) encourages the use of placement test preparation materials for the placement tests. Completion of the following also satisfy the remediation requirement for free retesting. Please remember to bring in the completed, printed test or worksheet or have available the completed app if you would like to retest for free.


    About the Test


      iPhone App

      • For information about the iPhone Official ACCUPLACER Study App click here.  There is a fee.

       Web-Based Study App

      • For information about the ACCUPLACER Web-Based Study App click here.  The web based app is FREE.  Students can access the site from a computer, tablet, or certain Smartphones.










                Plato - Placement Test Prep

                PLATO is an interactive, web-based learning system designed to help students strengthen their skills in reading, writing, and mathematics.  This software is available to CSM students who want a more comprehensive placement test review free of charge. Remediation using PLATO is required in order to attempt any placement test a third time (second re-test).  Follow the instructions below to request access to PLATO. 


                CSM Students Who Need PLATO Access:

                Send a request with your full (first, middle, and last) name, birth date, CSM student ID number, and the words "PLATO Placement Test Prep" to the Student Success Center at This software is available to all CSM students free of charge to prepare for the placement test. You will receive a response to your request with instructions once your access has been granted. To review the instructions, select the link: PLATO Learning Environment (PLE) New Learner Experience.

                You may also print out instructions by clicking here.

                CSM Students Already Granted PLATO Access: Go to Enter cosm as Account Login, the provided Plato Name and Password and click Login.



                  McCann is a web-based, tutorial tool, which assesses student skill levels using diagnostic tests and delivers individualized Learning Pathways to enhance the learning process.

                  No new McCann accounts are available.  

                  Students Already Granted McCann Access:

                  Follow this link to reach your study materials. Enter your firstinitialmiddleinitiallastname as the username and password as the password and select Login. If you are unable to login, contact the Student Success Center at (301) 934-7657 or by email at Review the instructions, select the link McCann Placement Test Prep Instructions

                  Proof of completed McCann tutorials from those who previously received access will still be accepted for retesting.


                  STU-7050 Placement Test Review Course

                  STU-7050 is an interactive, self-paced, computer delivered instructional program designed to help individuals strengthen their skills in reading, writing, and mathematics prior to taking or re-taking college placement tests.  This course is offered through the Community Education program and is intended for non-CSM students.  There is a course fee.  Click here and select "Student Success" for course availability and registration.


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