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Normal Course load

HanselHansel Registered User Posts: 293 Junior Member
edited April 2006 in College Life
What is a normal course load for a college on semesters? The college I'm going to is 4, but that seems low.
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Replies to: Normal Course load

  • fendergirlfendergirl Registered User Posts: 4,694 Senior Member
    i took 4 one semester, 6 for about 4 or 5 semesters, and 5 the rest
  • scarfmadnessscarfmadness Registered User Posts: 469 Member
    4, i would say, is the norm. you can take more, though.
  • fendergirlfendergirl Registered User Posts: 4,694 Senior Member
    yeah.. i would think at most schools if you took 4/semester it would take 5 years to graduate... as thats (typically) 12 credits/semester or 24/year.. which means it would take 5 years to get 120.
  • yougotjohnyougotjohn Registered User Posts: 654 Member
    4 or 5 courses is average, typically differing by semester.
  • BigredmedBigredmed Registered User Posts: 3,752 Senior Member
    course load means little without some sort of hours figure behind it.

    I mean, while I was in undergrad I would usually take 4 or 5 and that would be about 14 hours (because science courses with lab are 4 hours), but I had a friend who was a music education major who was taking 9 or 10 classes but only had 13 hours because most were 1 or 2 hour courses.
  • adconardadconard Registered User Posts: 803 Member
    5 is the average for me. I had a couple of semesters where I would take 6 and next semester I am only taking 4 since one will require a ton of extra time (senior project). Depends on what you are taking.
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