How many credit hours per semester during your undergrad?

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  1. mddang

    mddang 5+ Year Member

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    How many hours per semester have you taken each semester of your college career?

    Starting freshman year..

    14 Fall '06
    18 Spring '07
    13 Fall '07
    12 Spring '08
    12 Fall '08 (pending...)


    I've got sort of a downward trend going on there... :)

    This question goes out to everyoneeeee... How many credit hours were you guys taking each semester?
     
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  3. murff05

    murff05 2+ Year Member

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    20 Fall '05
    20 Spring '06
    18 Fall '06
    19 Spring '07
    4 Summer '07
    18 Fall '07
    18 Spring '08
    16 Fall '08


    Downward trend for me too. This upcoming semester might be the greatest :D
     
  4. mddang

    mddang 5+ Year Member

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    HOLY JEEBUSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
    :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

    That is a heck of a course load you've got there haha. If I may ask, why have you been taking such heavy course loads? Are you a double major?
     
  5. murff05

    murff05 2+ Year Member

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    I look back at freshman year and wondered how I survived. There should be an extra hour in there because our language had an extra 50 minute speaking class once a week that is not included in our credits. Last semester was my easiest and that was still 18 hours. Go figure. I am hoping that although my GPA is not the greatest I think I handled that course load pretty well and schools will see that.

    Why? Those are all my required classes! I just had electives available my junior year. And nope, I am just a good ol' biology major.
     
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  6. AndyK

    AndyK 7+ Year Member

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    Freshman fall: 9
    Freshman spring: 14
    Freshman summer: 8
    Sophomore fall: 13
    Sophomore spring: 15
    Sophomore summer: 18 (yes you read that right... so far I got a couple of A's and a B:))
    Junior fall (fall 08): 17
     
  7. GT Dental

    GT Dental 2+ Year Member

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    Freshman Fall ~ 15 hrs
    Freshman Spring ~ 16 hrs
    Soph Fall ~ 14 hrs
    Soph Spring ~ 15 hrs
    (Junior) Summer aka Now ~ 5 hrs
    Junior Fall (FALL 08) ~ 17 hrs

    Going to stay around 16-18 hours rest of my undergrad... (engineering major + easy science classes!)
     
  8. mddang

    mddang 5+ Year Member

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    Wow.. You guys make me feel like I'm lazy.
     
  9. sajjy

    sajjy 5+ Year Member

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    Fall 05- 19
    Spring 06 - 18
    Summer 06 - 6
    Fall 06- 18
    Spring 07- 18
    Summer 07 - 3
    Fall 07 - 21
    Spring 08 - 18
    Summer 08 - UConn's Summer Program: Basic Medical Science Classes of Med School
    Fall 08 - 21
    Spring 09 - 18
     
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  10. doc3232

    doc3232 7+ Year Member

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    13 and 14 but I never take "fluff" classes like everyone else. All tough science prereqs.
     
  11. Blarelli

    Blarelli 7+ Year Member

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    I try to have 12 credits worth of real science classes a semester, and 3-4 other credits each semester to keep things sort of balanced.
     
  12. DanNuch

    DanNuch 2+ Year Member

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    over the past 3 years ive done the following:

    12, 17, 15, 17, 18, 17

    lookin to drop her down to like 14 for this last year
     
  13. mddang

    mddang 5+ Year Member

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    Do any of you work throughout the year?
     
  14. daviddav

    daviddav 5+ Year Member

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    Came in with 3 hrs AP
    Freshman: Fall- 15 Spring- 15 Summer - 7
    Sophomore: Fall: 14 Spring: 14 Summer- 6
    Junior: Fall- 14 Spring - 12 THIS Summer- 10
    Senior: THIS Fall-14 GRADUATION!!!!

    Yes, I have worked a minimum of 20 hours a week since starting school in the fall of 2005. I have worked near 40 depending on the week and on my monetary needs. It can be done while keeping good grades. It has only gotten more difficult the last year and a half since I have had a girlfriend....:).
     
  15. murff05

    murff05 2+ Year Member

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    I volunteer as a team manager. That takes up about 15 hours a week and even more when we travel on the weekends.
     
  16. Hugh Mannity

    Hugh Mannity 2+ Year Member

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    Minnesota
    Freshman year - 15, 16
    Sophomore year - 16, 18
    Upcoming Junior year - 15, 17
     
  17. DrReo

    DrReo "Thread Necromancer" 10+ Year Member

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    Fresh (while in high school) 3, 15, 4 (summer)
    Soph (while in high school) 15, 17
    Junior 14,25
    Upcoming senior 16, 20
     
  18. twinkletoes8907

    twinkletoes8907 5+ Year Member

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    Freshman Fall - 16
    Freshman Spring - 17
    Freshman Summer - 3
    Sophomore Fall - 17
    Sophomore Spring - 17
    Sophomore Summer - 4

    This makes it easier my last 2 years so my adviser says.
     

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