Make sure you go to scheduling with some "backup" classes. You've got a fair amount of "labs" in conjunction with your classroom time. It's possible your schedule may not come together in a way you want it to, so good to have some other classes you might want to take if you need to retrofit your schedule on the spot. My sons all get up/got up for a zero hour class in high school that started at 6:30 am...however my oldest will avoid 8 AM classes like the plague. He says the profs aren't even awake for those classes. Lest you think I'm kidding, I do remember one econ class of mine a million years ago at 8 AM. It took the prof at least 15 minutes to wake up and he often came in with his sweater inside out. Not a fun class and kids told me he was one of the most engaging, beloved profs...not at 8 AM he wasn't. I also told my S to take something "fun" if he could freshman fall and not to overload the fall semester until he got a handle on himself and how it was all going to come together...I'm assuming that is what the Chinese is for you. But do schedule something "fun". You've got 4 years to get all your credits in and there is generally breathing room for "fun" classes. My son likes to load up classes on M-W-F, load up his labs on Tuesday or Thursday and leave one day in the week free. He either uses that day to catch up on homework if needed and sometimes he just gives himself a "day off." My son also doesn't mind early evening labs...most kids are studying at that time and he says the night labs are more relaxed and not too many people sign up for them. We never had "evening" labs but his college does so it might be one of those rarities. My now college junior son would tell you to "be chill - translated that means have balance to your life between classes, homework and fun stuff; he would tell you to find a place where you are comfortable studying, he would say "probably not gonna be your dorm room" and he would say "go to every single class every single day even if you really don't want to".