Student Resources


Academic advising at Rhodes State is split between professional advisors and faculty advisors. If you have less than 30 credit hours or have not yet been invited into your clinical course work (Allied Health or Nursing Divisions), you are advised by the professional advisors in the Student Advising and Development Center, Public Service Building, Room 148. You may contact your advisor through the Student Advising online.

Becoming a Successful Distance Learner

This online orientation provides you with the keys to successful distance learning. It consists of three modules: 1) Is Distance Learning Right for You?, 2) How to be a Successful Distance Learner, and 3) Rhodes State College Support Services. Whether you are currently taking a distance learning course or are thinking of online learning, you will benefit from this succinct orientation.

Contact a Professor

You can find instructor information by logging into your STARS account on the Rhodes web site and bringing up your schedule. Go to Instructions for logging into STARS. A link to email the instructor is provided in your schedule – look for this symbol: envelope.

Proctor Information

If you are situated off-campus and are unable to come to campus for testing purposes due to extreme distances or time constraints, proctoring at a site closer to you may be arranged.

It is the responsibility of any Rhodes State College student requesting off-site testing to arrange with a qualified person to proctor their tests. A qualified proctor will be: a member of college faculty or college administration, a local school test center, counselors or principals of a high school, a reference librarian, or military education/legal officers. It is the duty of the proctor to administer the test in a professional setting such as a classroom or office. The proctor shall verify the identity of the student taking the test by requiring the student to show proper identification in the form of a driver's license or other legal form of identification.

For detailed off-site proctoring information, please contact Rhodes Testing Center at 419-995-8476 or email


Tutoring is available online through Smarthinking or through Ohio eTutoring. The Academic Success Center (SCI 151 & 240) is staffed with peer tutors who are available one on one to help students become successful in their course work.

With SMARTHINKING, you can:

  • Connect with an e-structor and interact with a live tutor.
  • Schedule a Personal Session with an e-structor of your choice.
  • Submit your Writing for any class to our Online Writing Lab.
  • Submit a Question and receive a reply from a tutor.

To get started:

  • Log into Canvas from the Rhodes State website (see Choose Quick Link drop-down menu)
  • Click on one of your courses from the dashboard. If your instructor has enabled Smarthinking, then it will be available from the course navigation menu. 
  • Click on the Smarthinking Tutoring link and you are in!


Rhodes State College Campus Bookstore


Rhodes State College Library

Online library resources can be access through the Library link found in the QuickLinks on the Rhodes State web site. The library web site has links to OSCAR, OhioLINK, EBSCO and other journal and reference materials and periodicals.You will need your Rhodes ID # (R000xxxxx) to use as your password to enter the site. Other sources of reference information may be provided to you by your instructor.