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Registering for Classes

New students must register for their first term through their Success Navigator.

Registration Myths

  • I need to wait until grades for the current semester are final.
    • Continuing students should plan to register early. If necessary, adjustments can be made after final grades have posted.
  • I have to pay off this semester before I can register for next semester.
    • There are a variety of payment plan options. Contact the Business Office for more information.
  • I can only register for one semester at a time, either summer or fall.
    • Students are encouraged to register for summer and fall semester at the same time.
  • I can get into any course I need because courses do not fill up and are not cancelled.
    • It is possible to get closed out of a course when it is full or when a course does not have enough registration and is cancelled. Register early!
  • I can register the first week of the semester and still be successful.
    • Students are not guaranteed entry into a course once the semester has started. Early registration allows students prepare for a successful semester!

The Steps

  1. Advising and Registration
  2. Know When Registration Opens
  3. Check Your Account Holds 
  4. Register for Classes
  5. Pay your tuition and fees
  6. College Credit Plus Students

Advising and Registration

Students are encouraged to contact their advisor before registration opens to review their degree plans and progress. Advisors are excellent guides in your academic journey and can provide insight into class choices and career paths. After you have met with your advisor the remaining steps on this page will guide you through the registration process. Not sure who your advisor is or have questions? Please contact or call (419) 995-8400.

Academic Advising

Know When Registration Opens for Each Semester

Important Dates

Check Your Holds

Some holds may prevent you from registering for classes.

You can check your account for holds by going to STARS>Student Services>Student Records>View Holds

Below are the holds that prevent registration and the offices who can assist you in resolving the holds

Explanation of Hold Codes and Corresponding Contact Person
Please find the code that applies to you. 

AP (Academic Probation) Advising Office (419) 995-8400
BU (Business Office - Ultimate) Business Office (419)995-8473
FA (Financial Aid Exit Counseling) Financial Aid (419) 993-7408
ID (International Student Documentation) Transfer Office (419) 995-8304
LF (Library Fine) Library (419) 995-8401
PP (Payment Plan Business Office (419)995-8473
RC (Residency Check) Transfer Office (419) 995-8304
RS (Reinstatement Hold) Advising Office (419) 995-8400
SI (Selective Service) Registrar’s Office (419) 995-8034

Register for Classes

Before you register:

  • View dates for when registration opens
    • You will not be able to register for a class in STARS once the class has started. Contact the Advising Office at or (419) 995-8400
  • Contact the appropriate office if there is a hold on your account that stops registration.
  • Fees for your classes are due before classes begins. See Important Dates to learn when fees are due.
  • Students who need accommodations in one or more of their classes due to a disability should contact Accommodative Services at TestCenter@RhodesState.eduor (419) 995-8476.

Section numbers define the course delivery mode. Please make note of the following before you register.

  • Face-to-face Modality (Sections 100 – 199)
    Face-to-face courses are taught in a classroom with an instructor present - like traditional college courses.
  • Online Modality (Sections 900 – 949)
    Online courses offer all learning activities through Canvas. Requires a computer and access to high-speed internet. (Class days and times will be listed as TBA. Online courses do not have required meeting times.)
  • Blended Courses (Sections 950 – 999)
    Blended courses replace a portion of traditional face-to-face instruction with web-based online learning (e.g., video lectures, online discussions, or activities).
  • Online and Face-to-face Blend: Blends online and in-person formats on designated days/times. Requires a computer and high speed internet for online portion and student is required to attend face-to-face sessions on campus on designated dates.
  • Online and Remote Blend: Blends online and remote formats and will have designated dates and times to virtually meet with instructor. Requires a computer or phone with a camera, microphone, and high speed internet.
  • Remote and Face-to-face Blend: Blends remote and face-to-face formats, where the student is required to attend sessions on-campus and virtually. Requires a computer or phone with a camera, microphone, and high speed internet.

Step 1

  1. Go to
  2. Click on “MYRHODES” at the top, then “Students”, then “STARS online”

Step 2

  1. Click “Enter Secure Area”
  2. Enter your user ID (R number) and PIN (initial PIN is your birthday mmddyy)

Step 3

  1. Click “Student Services” tab
  2. Click “Registration”
  3. Click “Add/Drop Classes”

Step 4

  1. Verify your address and telephone number. If changes need to be made, click on “Update addresses and phones” otherwise,
  2. Click on “Proceed to Registration”

Step 5

  1. Click the down arrow to the right of the box
  2. Click the desired term to register (For example, Fall Semester 2021)
  3. Click the box labeled “Submit”

Step 6

  1. If you know the 5-digit Course Reference Number, or CRN, enter these numbers in the boxes located in the “Add Classes Worksheet” section. Click on “Submit Changes” to process your registration. Proceed to Step 9
  2. If you do not know the 5-digit Course Registration Number, scroll to the bottom of the screen and click on the box labeled “Class Search”. Proceed to Step 7

Step 7

  1. Select the subject you would like by scrolling down through the list and clicking on the desired topic.
  2. All the other fields are optional and do not have to be filled in to begin the search. Fill in as many as you would like to narrow your search.
  3. Click the “Class Search” box

Step 8

  1. Choose your courses by clicking in the empty box to the left of each course listed.
  2. Click “Register” if you would like to register for these courses or click “Add to Worksheet” if the course has a required lab/clinical or if you would like to flag them for later consideration. You may also choose to start another search by clicking “Class Search”.
  3. If you get a Pre-requisite/co-requisite error, you do not have the required test score, have not completed the prerequisite course(s), or have not added the corequisite lab. Prerequisite courses are listed in the course description located in the college catalog. If you are unsure or would like additional information, contact your advisor or success navigator
  4. The system returns you to the “Add/Drop Classes” screen after processing your request.

Step 9

  1. Please take a few moments to verify your registration before exiting! After the system processes your requests, the Add/drop screen re-appears.
  2. Go to “Concise Student Schedule” or “Student Detail Schedule”. Print or save your schedule as verification of your registration
  3. Click “View Book Information”. If “Unable to find the specified course” appears, click again until information displays.

Congratulations! You are now registered for classes! 

  1. View your Bill, instructions within STARS
  2. Contact Business Office for payment plan options or contact Financial Aid for available grants, scholarships, or loans

If you need to change your schedule or drop classes, click on “Add/Drop Classes,” click the down arrow in the action column next to the desired course and select “Drop Course-web”. Click on “Submit Changes” at the bottom of the screen. 

If you need assistance or have questions, please contact the Advising Office at or (419) 995-8400.

*Make sure to check out Step 9 to find textbook information

College Credit Plus Students

To register for classes, contact your Student Success Navigator and/or follow the guide to help you through some basics.

Contact Your success navigator

Basic Walkthrough guide