At Rust College, the semester is divided into two eight-week sessions or modules. The summer session is a four-week session during the month of April. The College has an online four-week summer session during the month of May. At the end of the sessions, students are given a final exam in each of their courses.
Students must take a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester to be considered full time and to receive financial aid. Therefore, students must take at least three courses during each module. The maximum hours a student may take during a module is 10 credit hours. Each student is assigned an academic adviser on a random basis; a postcard is mailed to each student with the name and location of the assigned adviser.