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How many classes should we take in the quarter system

uclabound2010uclabound2010 Registered User Posts: 37 Junior Member
edited April 2010 in UC Transfers
Im curious how many classes we are supposed to take in the quarter system. Right now in the semester system I take 5 every semester
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Replies to: How many classes should we take in the quarter system

  • FenrisFenris - Posts: 485 Member
    3-4 is full time for quarter
  • thatoneguysmellsthatoneguysmells Registered User Posts: 102 Junior Member
    ^ I have heard that at least 3 is full time. I'm guessing it's pretty intense so you might want to take it easy your first quarter.
  • CupertinotransfrCupertinotransfr - Posts: 442 Member
    I am taking 6 classes this quarter. Took 5 last quarter.
  • MidnightGolferMidnightGolfer Registered User Posts: 763 Member
    Are you asking how many classes you should take when you attend a UC? 12 credits is full time, but you normally want to take 15 credits to graduate on time. So it really depends on the units for each of the courses. At UCSC, almost all of the courses here are 5 credits each (not including lab). So students normally take 3 classes minimum, but you'll see students taking more or less (I'm taking 22 units).
  • NihongoyoNihongoyo Registered User Posts: 2,254 Senior Member
    I wondered this too:
    But, you have to consider this, though: Do you cover the same amount of material in your classes as you would with a semester system? How could they possibly cram in 18 weeks into 10 and expect you to have a social life or any kind of a life!
    Even if you take one lless class, that'd be INTENSE!! and..sorta scary. lol
  • JetForcegeminixJetForcegeminix Registered User Posts: 1,294 Senior Member
    you cover less material.
  • peterr86peterr86 Registered User Posts: 756 Member
    15 is a good first semester although they recommend 12 to get used to the quarter system
  • EmpathyInAnarchyEmpathyInAnarchy Registered User Posts: 965 Member
    They cover less. I think the material in 2 semesters is covered in 3 quarters. I might be wrong. Isn't the 4th quarter considered summer vacation (in the sense that most people don't do summer quarter)?
  • SopheeeSopheee Registered User Posts: 503 Member
    I don't think they cover less kids. I cover more in a 10 week class here than I did in 18 weeks at my CC.
  • EmpathyInAnarchyEmpathyInAnarchy Registered User Posts: 965 Member
    We mean cover less on paper, not in terms of rigor.
  • iTransferiTransfer Registered User Posts: 857 Member
    I don't think they cover less kids. I cover more in a 10 week class here than I did in 18 weeks at my CC.

    lol kids.

    I say 3-4 classes are good. Take it easy do well and maintain that high GPA. Work on EC's/Work Experience/Research on your free time. If you are a science major, I recommend on getting a broad education not just pure science even if you have finished IGETC.
  • 2010TAPP2010TAPP Registered User Posts: 18 New Member
    keep in mind that 3 classes is usually 12 units. However, you need to average roughly 45 units over a 3 quarter period (to graduate on time) which is almost 4 classes per quarter.
  • SopheeeSopheee Registered User Posts: 503 Member
    "We mean cover less on paper, not in terms of rigor."

    still no.
  • iTransferiTransfer Registered User Posts: 857 Member
    keep in mind that 3 classes is usually 12 units. However, you need to average roughly 45 units over a 3 quarter period (to graduate on time) which is almost 4 classes per quarter.

    You only need 180 quarter units to graduate. The max you can transfer is 70 semester units which is 105 quarter units. So you only need 75 quarter units over 2 years. Which is 5 quarters of 12 units and 1 quarter of 15 unit. But you can easily take 12 units and take a summer class and there you go.
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