Placement Assessment is mandatory for all students prior to registration in their initial courses with a prerequisite of mathematics, reading and / or writing. COMPASS is used for placement into mathematics and reading courses at the College. COMPASS scores are used by the Advising Center to determine a first term schedule for new students. New students attending orientation or individual appointments that have not taken COMPASS will be placed in the lowest developmental class offered to ensure they receive adequate foundational instruction to encourage successful completion of the educational goals they have set for themselves at Rhodes State. Certain exceptions from mandatory assessment can be found in the Rhodes State catalogue.