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4 quarters of school in a year?

skarfaceskarface Posts: 21Registered User New Member
edited January 2010 in Community Colleges
So a normal student takes 15 credits in one semester, This community college I am going to go to has 4 quarters, fall, winter, spring, summer. Are you able to take 15 credits in the summer and winter quarter or do they have much less courses available in those period that you can't take the full 15? Because if you can, wouldn't you be able to get 60 credits in just one year? Is summer quarter in community college like summer school in high school? Do they offer only small amounts of courses in summer and winter?

Why does it take 2 years to get 60 credits for the UC transfer when you can take classes during all 4 quarters and finish it in a year?

Am I wrong? Can you help me out? Thank you in advance for your help.
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Replies to: 4 quarters of school in a year?

  • MathGirlRITMathGirlRIT Posts: 75Registered User Junior Member
    In general, the winter quarter is going to have as much variety as the fall and spring, and the summer will offer a lot of classes but maybe not as many.

    quarter units and semester units are not equal. A quarter doesn't cover as much material as a semester. Basically 1 quarter unit is equal to 2/3 a semester unit. So the 90 units you need to transfer are semester unit, when converted to quarter units that is ~135 units. You typically take 16 units a quarter. 135/16 = 8.43. Four quarters is a year, so 135 units is a little over two years if you do 16 credits a quarter.
  • CantabilenApathyCantabilenApathy Posts: 304Registered User Member
    no, you need 60 semester units or 90 quarter units. 90 semester/135 quarter would put you at senior standing, and the uc will only transfer 70 semester/105 quarter to make you a junior.

    and you can't use the summer session directly preceeding fall enrollment to satisfy unit minimum or igetc.
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