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How many days per week do most full-time students attend class?

CamisadoCamisado Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
edited August 2006 in College Life
Hi everyone, I'm a newbie. My name is Nova, 19/female/Pennsylvania. I'm attending a community college right now BUT I'm going to transfer to a university that is fairly far away.

Gasoline is going to be atrocious for me, so I was hoping I could attend classes no more than 3 days per week. I'm going to be taking 15 credits (5 classes) per semester.

Does anyone think this is at all possible? Is this common, or do most students attend more days per week?

Your input is greatly appreciated!!! :)
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Replies to: How many days per week do most full-time students attend class?

  • ILoveBrownILoveBrown Registered User Posts: 1,521 Senior Member
    That's quite unlikely, unless you somehow manage to take all Monday/Wednesday/Friday classes. You might manage it for a semester, but it's very unlikely you'd be able to do it for more than that. Most students attend class every day, or at least four days (sometimes no Friday classes).
  • gemstar66gemstar66 Registered User Posts: 766 Member
    you can do it

    if some classes are MWF, and others are MF or MW (or MWTH, MTH classes), you can do that. it will be a tough squeeze, and chances are you will have back to back classes, but it is possible.
  • UVMLaurenUVMLauren Registered User Posts: 280 Junior Member
    If you're transferring to a university, they surely have student housing...so why not live there, since you said it's far?

    Doing classes only three days a week really depends on your major, for example, science classes almost never work out to being only three days a week because of labs. But it will be tough, and you might be able to fudge it for a semester, but after that you're really looking at four days a week,minimum.
  • JimmyJonesJimmyJones Registered User Posts: 42 Junior Member
    There was a quarter when I was full time and went to class two times a week. Thats what im talkin aobut!!
  • valentinavalentina - Posts: 155 Junior Member
    "There was a quarter when I was full time and went to class two times a week. Thats what im talkin aobut!!"

    Hahah, sweet deal.

    I had a nice semester like that. I had a semester last year when I had no Friday classes, a Thursday class that ended at 12:00 pm, and a Monday class that started at 1:00 pm.

    That meant, technically, for me the weekend started midday on Thursday and didn't end till midday on Monday, and every week had a guaranteed THREE DAY weekend.

    My friends were so jealous, though.
  • BlahDeBlahBlahDeBlah Registered User Posts: 581 Member
    I have 5 classes next term, with Tuesdays and Thursdays off. I didn't actually plan it that way but that's the way it worked out. And on Fridays I only have one 50-minute class so if attendence isn't required I can probably opt out of that one if necessary. The downside is that I have 10 hours of class on Wednesdays. Oh well.
  • Bossgirl517Bossgirl517 Registered User Posts: 138 Junior Member
    It is possible, I know that they should have classes at a university that are on Monday and Wednesday.

    Currently I am a full time student and I have

    Monday - 4 classes
    Tuesday - 2 classes
    Wednesday 4 classes
    Thursday 2 classes
    Friday 1 class

    However, three of my classes are MW. While I only have one that is MWF. So it is possible, however, you may have little time to eat lunch, breakfast, etc. Also, you might have to stay oncampus for a while if you are commuting.
  • __allie____allie__ Registered User Posts: 3,066 Senior Member
    I'm full time and I go two days a week. For fall I have Tuesday 945am-8pm and Thursday is 945am-5pm.

    Have been doing this for a long time. It's possible.
  • kwtortoisekwtortoise Registered User Posts: 654 Member
    It depends how the sceduling works at your school. Mine is so small, that most of my classes only had one section offered, two if I was lucky. So, it was nice that I just got all my classes to fit in that i needed. If you go to a large school with tons of sections of classes, you could just take MWF classes and have a really long day of five classes each. Right now I have 3 MWF classes, 1 TR class, 2 labs on T, and a lab on R. (15 credits)

    It is really rare to find a student taking a full load (15 or more credits) that only attends class on some days of the week. One of my friends attended a community college that had a policy for no classes on friday, but their classes would be MW or TR.

    How far of a drive is it though? Might be worth living on campus or an apartment if it was more than 30 minutes each way. There will be times you may want or have to come back to campus at night or on other days you don't have class if that works. Some of my classes have tests at night when we don't have class, and there are always the inconvenient study group times, and club meetings too. (my opinion)
  • polkadot_heartpolkadot_heart Registered User Posts: 279 Junior Member
    Phh. I do it. I only go Tuesday, Wednesday night (for a language class) and Thursday. Tuesday I take four classes (one is only once a week), Wednesday I have the one, and Thursday I take three. I'm taking 16 credits and at a CC too.
  • shellzie2006shellzie2006 Registered User Posts: 1,267 Senior Member
    I have about 4 classes every day (counting labs and tutorials) and end up in class about 20 hrs/week, but that's mainly because I am a science major, so I think part of it will depend on your major and desired courses.

    My schedule is something like:
  • FerstAmmendmentFerstAmmendment . Posts: 969 Member
    MWF are the big days...I start at 1100 and end at 1530, four classes in there

    Tue./Thurs.- I start at 1500 and have two classes
  • UB-Vinny77UB-Vinny77 - Posts: 678 Member
    my bro had 21 credits, 2 days a week.


    He is a monster, LOL
  • __allie____allie__ Registered User Posts: 3,066 Senior Member
    I should add that since my school is on the quarter system, full time is technically only three classes and at most four, which makes condensing a schedule easier. But my community college was on a semester schedule and I still managed to get it down to 3 days a week on average.
  • forgivenforgiven Registered User Posts: 1,690 Senior Member
    sure you can do it.

    i commuted last year and i only had classes on tuesdays and thursdays.
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