Six Steps to Get Started


In just six steps you can become a Rhodes State student. Rhodes welcomes students of all ages and academic backgrounds.  We offer a large variety of certificates, associate degrees, and transfer degrees.  Make Rhodes State your #1 Choice!

Rhodes has an “open door” admissions policy. Ohio residents or out-of-state residents who graduate from high school (chartered or non-chartered, home school, private, or public) or those who have a Certificate of High School Equivalence (GED) will be admitted. However, admission to the College does not guarantee direct admission to a particular course or program.  If you are an out of state student who plans to enroll in online classes, please click HERE to see the states where we are authorized to provide online learning.


The Six Steps:

  1. Explore programs of study and determine your major interest.
  2. Complete the admissions application or call 419-995-8320 to have one mailed to you.
  3. Pay the $25 application fee online via our secure site or by submitting a check or money order to: Rhodes State College, 4240 Campus Drive, Lima OH 45804.
  4. Request that your official HS transcript or GED scores and any prior college transcripts be mailed to: Rhodes State Admissions, 4240 Campus Drive, Lima OH 45804
         Required for Federal Financial Aid
  5. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) 
        The Rhodes State school code is: 010027.
  6. Look for your acceptance letter and important information regarding your steps to enrollment.  These include: Compass Testing, Orientation, Advising, and Registration.