Closed Classes – classes that have reached maximum enrollment capacity. Permission of the instructor is required for enrollment


Register – the process of enrolling in classes.



Drop/Add - during the first week of classes in each semester courses may be added or dropped from a student’s schedule if approved by the instructor, extended drop continues until the end of the 3rd week of the semester.

Withdrawal – students may withdraw from a course beginning the 4th week and the end of the 9th week of the semester, a student will received either a grade of WP(withdraw passing) or WF(withdraw failing), neither grade if computed in the student’s GPA, student’s who decide to withdraw from the College entirely must contact the Dean of Students.

Enrollment Clearance – mandatory process that takes place during the 1st week of classes each semester. Every student must complete this process which includes clearing the Attendance Verification hold, as well as any additional holds, monetary or otherwise, that may be on the student’s account. A $50 late fee will be charged to any student who does not complete this process by the end of the 1st week of class.

Course Load – full time student status requires registration for minimum of 12 credit hours, a normal course load for a full time student is 13 to 16 hours, a minimum of 28 credit hours must be earned per year in order to accumulate the 112 hours needed for graduation, registration for less than 13 or more than 17 hours must approved by the Standards and Standing Committee by submitting a petition for and underload or overload.

Grades – grade reports are available online on the Rhodes website at the end of each semester, mid-semester deficiency reports are mailed to those students who have any grade of a D+ or below.

Probation/Suspension – a student is subject to academic probation or suspension if their cumulative GPA at the end of any semester falls below a minimum standard, see the College Catalogue for specific standards.

Advisor – advisors assist students in making responsible and informed decisions about course selection and schedules; each entering student is assigned an academic advisor until the student selects a major, at that time a faculty advisor from the major department is assigned to or selected by each new major.

Major – students must declare an intended major or majors no later that the middle of the spring semester of their sophomore year, students who fail to do so will not be allowed to register for classes until the appropriated form is received by the Registrar.

Minor – minors are available to students who wish to supplement their major field of study with another academic area, forms must be completed and submitted no later than the beginning of the fall semester of the senior year.

The “Tree” – computerized registration system, a registration worksheet is completed that consists of a series of “choice trees” which allow you to create a preferred schedule along with several alternate schedules in can any course you request is closed.