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How many classes per semester?

blackeyedsusanblackeyedsusan Posts: 2,446Registered User Senior Member
What is the typical number of classes an undergrad at Wash U takes per semester -- 4 or 5?
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Replies to: How many classes per semester?

  • kjanebarnumkjanebarnum Posts: 394Registered User Member
    In my experience, the majority of students take five classes a semester, though it's not totally unusual for someone to take four. I graduated this past spring and took four classes my last semester so I only had classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • washupremedsvwashupremedsv Posts: 16Registered User New Member
    i, personally, took 4 first semester and 5 second semester (one course was pass/fail). However, I was also researching at the Med School for 8-10 hours a week both semesters, so I guess you can call that a class. Usually, freshman take 5 though. It also depends on credits and which classes you take too. For example, if you're taking 15 credits than you're fine even if you have 4 classes, and if you're taking 3 sciences or something, then you're good too with 4.
  • oncampusoncampus Posts: 335Registered User Member
    If you want to graduate in 4 years, and don't transfer in any credits, you'll need to earn 120 credits. Aside from some classes with labs, most classes are 3 credits, meaning that you'll need to take on average, 5 classes per semester to graduate in 4 years.
  • blackeyedsusanblackeyedsusan Posts: 2,446Registered User Senior Member
    Thanks for the responses. They were very helpful.
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