Special Rules for RODP and UMonline Courses

RODP online assistance

Students and faculty seeking general information about RODP online degrees, courses, and student affairs should email Mary Crites at Students in need of academic advising should consult their advisor regarding degree requirements and how online courses may apply.

UofM Online assistance

The Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning can help students with general questions and refer them to the appropriate UofM Online degree contact for degree information and assistance resolving issues with UofM Online courses. 901-678-2783,

Identifying Online Course Equivalents

SCADETL - This Banner form identifies cataloged course equivalents. This is especially helpful for RODP online courses. You can use this form to verify if a campus course is equivalent to an RODP online course and prevent students from registering for an RODP online course that may replace the grade of another course they have already completed.

RODP Online Course Permits

University College issues permits for most RODP courses through one of the following links. (RODP courses can be identified by sections R01, R25, and R20.)

Request a permit for an RODP course.

Request a permit for a PRST course or COMM 7110.

Students requesting RODP online course permits for graduate level nursing (NURS), or graduate level education (ASTL, TEAE, TELC) should be directed to the registrars website for department contact information.

UofM Online Course Permits

University College office does not issue permits for UofM Online courses. UofM Online courses are controlled by the academic department for the subject and are commonly identifed by sections 410, or M50, but may also be hybrid courses. Students should be directed to the registrars website for department contact information.

Late Registration For RODP Courses

All students requesting to register for an RODP online course after late registration must seek special approval by emailing Mary Crites at

RODP Courses - No Audit

RODP online courses are not available for audit. All other online courses may be requested for audit through the regular process as outlined at this site:

Immunization Exemption

Students who are only taking online courses and at full time status can request an exemption of the MMR and Varicella (Chicken Pox) immunization requirements. They must complete an exemption form and fax it to the Registrar’s Office at (901) 678-1425.

eRate Fee For Out-of-State Students

eRate is available to students who enroll at TBR institutions, who are classified as non-residents of Tennessee, and who enrolled exclusively in online courses (instructional method of Web).
To qualify for an eRate, students must be verified as an online out-of-state student enrolled exclusively in courses delivered online (instructional method of Web).

Retroactive Late Withdrawals

Students who need help contacting non-UofM faculty for RODP course retroactive withdrawals should email Mary Crites at Students completing a late withdrawal during the current semester will still have access to the course and can email instructors through course email.

RODP Online Course Grade Appeals

Students who intend to file a grade dispute or appeal for an RODP course must submit their request by email to Mary Crites at RODP courses follow the same appeal procedures as outlined in the UofM catalog.

UofMOnline Course Grade Appeals

UofM Online courses grade appeals should be handled according to the UofM undergraduate or graduate grade appeal policy.