How badly will it effect my chances if I don't take many hours a semester? There was a semester or two where I only took one course. Last semester I took 14 hours. Also, I have taken almost all the courses needed to get my degree. In addition, the remaining courses that I do need to take are either only offered for one of the semesters or there are time conflicts (time overlap). So this pretty much limits the number of courses that I can take per semester. I only have about 7 more classes to take to graduate. Next semseter I will most likely have 11 credit hours and fall 2009 could be the same or less.