hmmm your schedule seems to be tougher than mine but i do have some science classes as well (chem, bio, neurophysiology). This will be a step up for me from last year as I only had about 17 hours, but often found I had a lot of spare time. I think with proper time management and making sure you don't waste your day watching fresh prince (my biggest downfall last year) you should be fine. Also make sure you get into a good sleep routine, I find that helps immensely.I have 19.5 hours/week of class this upcoming fall. I'm a little overwhelmed because I'm taking Physics (with Calculus), Calculus, and 2nd Semester OChem. OChem and Physics have their separate lab sections as well.
How do you manage your time, or suggest I manage my time in order to keep up with material in all classes? I hope this doesn't hijack your thread! It is really not my intention!
at your most how many hours would you say you took, and do you have any advice for someone like me who may possibly not know what hes getting himself into? thanks.My senior year I was in class a total of maybe 9 hours a week, plus 1-2 hours a week for research. I was taking about 12-14 units a quarter. The amount of units doesn't directly correlate the the number of hours in class especially with lab classes, and then research units can be all over the place as far as how often you go in - my lab was one where you came in, did the work you needed to do, and then could leave.
When I was taking Ochem and Physics, both with labs, it could easily get up to 14-15 hours for just those 10 units.
I only took 12-13 credit hours for almost every semester in college except my last one (and I also took summer classes every summer). I did pretty well in admissions, so I don't think this will impact you whatsoever. The bottom line is: get the grades and you'll be OK...Truth is I would take more, but I compete on my schools cross country and track teams, so I only have the time to take 13-15 units per semester. It really makes it a lot more difficult to schedule study time because practice literally eats up 4 hours of my day, plus to compete well I need 8-10 hours of sleep a night. In order to graduate in four years I've been taking winter and summer classes. I hope dental schools don't look down on that too much!