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Is 16 credit hours too much?

FPAFPA Posts: 55Registered User Junior Member
Ok I finally moved in to my dorm and alot of people I have met are taking 12 hours and when I said I was taking 16 hours, they said it is going to be very very hard.
So I just wanted to get some opinions here. Do you think this is doable?

My major: Electrical Engineering
EE 302 - Introduction to Electrical Engineering
EE 306 - Introduction to Computing
ARH 301 - Intro to Visual Arts
RHE 306 - Rhetric and Writing

Thanks in advance!
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Replies to: Is 16 credit hours too much?

  • hmf123hmf123 Posts: 324Registered User Member
    I asked the same question earlier I bumped it up so you can look at the thread. I'm also taking 16 hrs and most of the people I've met are taking 12 as well, I met one person who was taking 13 hrs, so I'm kind of wondering the same thing as you.
  • nunyanunya Posts: 549Registered User Member
    I don't see it as a problem at all. 16 sounds easy enough especially since you don't have any ECs that require extra time. Not that many would but another class could be added along with a part time job and there would still be plenty of time for a social life and studying. Oh, I can hear the screams of horror now!!!

    Those taking the bare min. of 12 hrs. aren't going to graduate anytime soon and are wasting their time and their parents' dollars, imo.
  • comiclovercomiclover Posts: 683Registered User Member
    It doesnt matttteeeeeeeeeer.

    As long as your classes end at a reasonable time so that you have time to do work and/or relax after them, then it really doesn't matter how many credits you are taking. If they end really late and start really early and take up the whole day, you might want to consider dropping something if it interferes with how much time you have to do things. Just make sure you are really organized and keep up when things are due. Besides, Rhetoric and Intro to Arts appear to be easy classes.

    I am taking 17 credits. Not worried at all.
  • Havegr8kidsHavegr8kids Posts: 109Registered User New Member
    Deja vous. My niece asked the exact same question the other day. She is taking 15 credits. Ok, maybe it's because I'm old. But 15 credits use to be the norm. 30 per year; 120 credits in 4; and you graduate. Seems like many students are doing the 5-6 year plan. You shouldn't have any problem talking 5-6 classes a semester if they are the right classes. Obviously numerous classes with labs and outside class projects can be overwhelming. I think you'll do fine with your schedule.
  • FPAFPA Posts: 55Registered User Junior Member
    Thank you VERY much for responses!
  • kkwakkwa Posts: 265Registered User Junior Member
    I mostly agree with what is said above, but I think you will find that this semester might be a bit unpleasant. Patt wrote the textbook/designed the LC3 and his 306 class is notoriously difficult (his philosophy is to give everyone B's and lower so people aren't so concerned with keeping their 4.0s). I've never heard of Cardwell teaching 302, but he is a tough professor for upper division EE classes. RHE 306 is quite a bit of writing and calculus is calculus. I say drop art history.
  • thelonerangertheloneranger Posts: 1,624Registered User Senior Member
    kkwa wrote:
    (his philosophy is to give everyone B's and lower so people aren't so concerned with keeping their 4.0s).

    This should be the standard for every freshman professor. I can't stand kids who focus on getting a four-point to the exclusion of actually socializing and networking and learning to survive in the real world.
  • ReKreateReKreate Posts: 1Registered User New Member
    Depends on how driven/motivated you are, and how well you can manage time. Not recommended for habitual procrastinators or if one has a disability, or needs accomodations. In that case, it may be wiser to stick with a more relaxed schedule.
  • franko5150franko5150 Posts: 688Registered User Member
    Difficult, but NOT impossible. Since some of your classes are intro classes it might be doable, but once again with a lot of hard work. Try it out, worse comes to worse you can drop to adjust & from then on you'll have a better gauge to work from for future scheduling.
  • JAMCAFEJAMCAFE Posts: 514Registered User Member
    This is an old thread :(
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