Typical number of credit hours during the semester of interviews

Jun 9, 2014
1,443
764
Status
Pre-Dental
Hey all!

Just wanted to get an opinion on the typical number of credit hours for the interview semester

So I'm taking 17 credit hours (but theres a lot of gen eds in there, since I saved them for last...big mistake), so its more "busy work" than difficulty I'd say.

-American Pluralism: 3
-Classical Myth: 3
-Music 101
-Anatomy and Phys. 1: 4
-Genetics Lab: 1
-Social work (3)

I think I should be FINE as long as I manage my time well...it's not a difficult course load, it's just managing this with interviews that seems like the issue.

Opinions? Thanks in advance!
 

hellofuturedentists

2+ Year Member
Jun 21, 2015
2,215
3,542
Status
Dental Student
12 and a part time job, but somehow managed to have nothing on Fridays. Sooooo fingers crossed :xf:
 
About the Ads
Nov 22, 2014
1,574
805
Status
Non-Student
Plan is for 15, but I have taken 18 every semester so that is one less class. They will be mostly gen eds and one elective bio-yet to be determined. I'm trying not to have a lab that semester because they are hard to make up.
 

tooth knockn

Treat others how you want to be treated
7+ Year Member
Dec 2, 2012
2,359
1,022
NY
Status
Pre-Dental
7 credits
 

gentlerwave

NHSC Dentist
5+ Year Member
Sep 20, 2013
211
67
Status
Dentist
It depends on how many schools you applied to. If you didn't apply to that many then your course load isn't a big deal. However, if you have to go to a few interviews, then you might have some conflicts with your courses especially when exams roll around.

The upside to this is that you're probably setting up for an easy spring semester, which is always a plus.
 
Jun 9, 2014
1,443
764
Status
Pre-Dental
If I had to drop my history class which seems like it would cause the most problems, I would be between 17-20 credits. I don't mind if that's what it comes down to: gotta take

Anatomy 2
Microbio
Ethics
History class
Writing class

And possibly another writing class if I can't get a history class that double dips


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

swindoll

7+ Year Member
Apr 30, 2013
723
498
USA
11 credits. Really hoping that by the end of this drop/addweek I can arrange my classes to be on Tue, Wed, Thu only.
 

DetermineDent

2+ Year Member
Mar 5, 2015
282
192
Status
Pre-Dental
As long as you can finish your degree before matriculation.
 
About the Ads

DetermineDent

2+ Year Member
Mar 5, 2015
282
192
Status
Pre-Dental
Participation makes 20 percent of my grade for that history class and being absent more than five times would give me a 0 for that category. Not to mention it's a lot of writing..


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
I think it's fine, as long as it's not a withdrawal.
 

swindoll

7+ Year Member
Apr 30, 2013
723
498
USA
Participation makes 20 percent of my grade for that history class and being absent more than five times would give me a 0 for that category. Not to mention it's a lot of writing..


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Is it past drop/add week? You'll probably have a W on your transcript
 

DentalDoge

2+ Year Member
Jun 6, 2014
1,158
770
Status
Dental Student
Zero
 

gentlerwave

NHSC Dentist
5+ Year Member
Sep 20, 2013
211
67
Status
Dentist
Does anyone know how schools would feel about dropping a non required class before the deadline? The schools I called we're fine with me dropping neurobio since it's not required. I just don't want them to think I'm just dropping classes for fun lol


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
They won't even get to see your schedule now until the Academic Update period. By then, some schools probably have you on the acceptance list already. Regardless, as long as you graduate on-time, I doubt anyone will care how you choose to take your classes. Do what you think is best.
 

BYU4you

7+ Year Member
May 22, 2013
1,077
1,245
Status
Pre-Dental
I had 14 Scheduled and realized that my one class on Tuesdays and Thursday's is one of those labs where attendance is pretty much your grade. So, I dropped it and I'm down to 12 and it feels great going into this semester knowing any days I miss on Fridays or Mondays u can just catch up on all day Tuesday and Thursday.
 
  • Like
Reactions: virtualmaster999
About the Ads