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How many classes should we take in the quarter system

uclabound2010uclabound2010 Posts: 37Registered User 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 Posts: 102Registered User 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 Posts: 759Registered User 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 Posts: 2,254Registered User 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 Posts: 1,294Registered User Senior Member
    you cover less material.
  • peterr86peterr86 Posts: 756Registered User Member
    15 is a good first semester although they recommend 12 to get used to the quarter system
  • EmpathyInAnarchyEmpathyInAnarchy Posts: 965Registered User 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 Posts: 503Registered User 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 Posts: 965Registered User Member
    We mean cover less on paper, not in terms of rigor.
  • iTransferiTransfer Posts: 857Registered User 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 Posts: 18Registered User 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 Posts: 503Registered User Member
    "We mean cover less on paper, not in terms of rigor."

    still no.
  • iTransferiTransfer Posts: 857Registered User 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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