How do I make my Enrollment Deposit?
To make your enrollment deposit, use your email and password to access your Rhodes Admission portal. Once you are in the portal, you will see prompts allowing you to do the following:
- Complete the Enrollment Commitment form.
- Submit your $500 enrollment deposit. This non-refundable deposit is credited to your Rhodes Student Account and will go towards tuition costs once you enroll.
The deadline to submit your deposit is May 1. We cannot guarantee or hold a space in the class for deposits received after May 1. Please reach out to your admission counselor if you will be challenged to make your commitment by the deadline.
Is it possible to visit campus this spring?
We are happy to report that we have options to visit campus both in-person and virtually. We are offering daily campus tours, limited to 6 families and requiring health surveys, social distancing and masks. We continue to offer self-guided visits 7 days a week in case you want to experience campus on your own, though buildings will be off-limits.
Admitted students will receive an additional opportunity for a more personalized preview of Rhodes on Friday afternoons. “Senior Fridays” will include a campus tour led by a current student as well as Q&A with a professor and current students. Register soon as these in-person events are limited to 6 admitted students and their families.
We also hope you will take advantage of all the virtual visit opportunities to get to know the Rhodes community. In addition to campus tours and information sessions, please plan to attend one of our virtual programs, Preview 2021: See Yourself at Rhodes, for admitted students. Your admission counselor can connect you to any resources you need to make an informed decision to join the Class of 2026.
How does financial aid work once I enroll?
Your financial aid package is still yours each year for four years. Scholarships are renewed each year for three years, so long as you are enrolled full time and maintain a minimum GPA (which varies by scholarship between 2.0 and 3.0). Need-based Rhodes grants remain constant throughout your tenure at Rhodes, unless extreme changes to a family’s financial circumstances necessitate reevaluation.
If your family’s financial situation has recently changed and you wish to be re-evaluated for need based financial aid, please contact your admission counselor to discuss next steps.
See the College Catalogue for details.
What is Rhodes’ position on taking gap year and deferring enrollment?
If you wish to request to defer your admission to Rhodes, we require a student to submit a plan for your time away to your admission counselor. Upon approval, a student will need to submit a $1000 enrollment deposit in your Rhodes portal to save your place in the Class of 2026. Merit scholarships, if applicable, will remain the same when you return. Need-based aid could differ depending on your updated FAFSA.
Will Rhodes accept modified AP/IB/Cambridge exams?
Rhodes will still award credit for AP, IB, and Cambridge exam scores, even if the tests are modified or administered remotely this year. In general, Rhodes will grant AP and course credit for AP scores of 4 or 5; IB HL scores of 5, 6, or 7; and Cambridge scores above a C. Certain AP scores of 5 and IB HL scores of 6 or 7 may be used to satisfy specific Foundation requirements.
There are exceptions. You can see exactly which score on which exam will give you credit for which class here.