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UC Students, How Many Credits Do You have?

Louis XIIILouis XIII Posts: 182Registered User Junior Member
I sat down and planned my final year, and I realized that I will have about 297/310 units if everything goes well!

Even though I:
Am a double major
Changed Majors
Study abroad
Did lots of stuff on campus

I think this is insane! Will they kick me out??!!! I'm going to finish off in my designated 15 quarters.

So, how many units do you have?
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Replies to: UC Students, How Many Credits Do You have?

  • Art is MelodicArt is Melodic Posts: 355Registered User Member
    what school do you go to?

    and how many years have you been there?
  • cjuecjue Posts: 304Registered User Junior Member
    I just finished my second year. Including my "in-progress" summer classes, I stand at 90/120 units-- which gives me a senior status as a 3rd-year. Two more years to go!
    Surprisingly enough, none of my units came from AP scores (since I've never taken an AP exam in my life). And I'm not a double-major (though I wanted to double in art studio). My high unit count all came from college classes. I think I just went a bit overboard with the experimenting in different subjects (from astronomy to journalism to toxicology to meditation). Oh well, I've settled down now. :)

    I go to a semester UC btw-- so the number of units required for graduation is less than what would be required at a quarter school. (I was a bit confused by your 310-figure haha).
  • MercurialMercurial Posts: 185Registered User Junior Member
    ...I thought the unit cap was 200 units, 240 for doublemajors. I dont think each school varies THAT much in unit caps O_o

    Where DO you go, anyway?
  • Art is MelodicArt is Melodic Posts: 355Registered User Member
    unit caps vary from school to school, UC irvine does not have one, UCSD is at 200, and UCLA is at 216
  • Louis XIIILouis XIII Posts: 182Registered User Junior Member
    I go to UCSC. The unit cap here is 235 for double majors or 15 quarters- which ever works for the student. The thing is...I'm going to need 2 more quarters and will graduate well above the 235 limit. More like around 290.

    I'm going to have to write a letter to my provost + talk to the committee on educational policy to get my mess approved. I don't see why I shouldn't- I'm not taking fluff classes-I need these classes for my degree.

    I was just a lost soul and poor planner. Lol.

    ETA: I also saw this question on UCla' lj page one time. The students who responded had units in the 280-310 range. They said that the UC didn't care as long as you paid and were out by 6 years.
  • VehementBehemothVehementBehemoth Posts: 103Registered User Junior Member
    I have 52/230 units (Engineering cap for UCSD). I'm starting college in the fall.
  • wishingsonastarwishingsonastar Posts: 16Registered User New Member
    does anyone know what the financial aid cap on units is for single vs double majors/minor?
  • Art is MelodicArt is Melodic Posts: 355Registered User Member
    i think you get financial aid with out hesitation, as long as your an undergrad
  • Jason2009Jason2009 Posts: 1,280Registered User Senior Member
    I have 20 units so if I want I can be a sophomore in the inter quarter if not till spring for 5 units
  • sutoroberriisutoroberrii Posts: 163Registered User Junior Member
    Started off with uh... 40something? units right off the bat.

    Am now at 90something. :] IDK, too lazy to calculate. All I know is that probably by the end of my second year, I will have senior standing. Not like that means anything... LOL.
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