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Is 18 Credits too much for an undergrad freshman ?

val0rieval0rie Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
I am a nurse major and am currently enrolled in 15 credit hour classes and am looking to add Eng Comp 1 as an additional class which will be worth an additional 3 credits. I'm just not sure if it is doable without having to retake a class.

My Schedule:
Biology I Laboratory -1 credit
F -2:00 PM - 3:50
Biology I -3 credits
MWF -8:00 - 8:50 AM
Principles of Chemistry Lab -1 credit
R -12:00 PM - 1:50
Principles of Chemistry Recitation -0 credits
F -12:00 PM - 12:50
Principles of Chemistry -3 credits
MWF -9:00 - 9:50 AM
Chapel Contemporary -0 credits
T -11:00 - 11:50 AM
The First Year Experience -1 credit
W -12:00 PM - 12:50
Humanities I -3 credits
MW -3:00 PM - 4:15
College Algebra -3 credits
MWF -10:00 - 10:50 AM

Replies to: Is 18 Credits too much for an undergrad freshman ?

  • Gator88NEGator88NE Registered User Posts: 6,296 Senior Member
    As a general rule, in your first semester, you don't want to overload yourself. I would think 15 credits (and two labs) is enough. :)

    Good Luck!
  • Laura67Laura67 Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
    18 is usually the maximum, but it depends on how good you are at time management, studying, learning, and passing with good grades. I know some people who flunk with 12 credits, some even with 10. I personally did I think 13 and then 15 and did okay with 3 C+ in total for my fall and spring. HOWEVER, a friend of mine who is 15 years old has taken 20 credits before and this semester she is taking 21 credits... So think about how you are and if you would like to do some fun things like join a club or sport and if you cam handle both...
  • beermebeerme Registered User Posts: 852 Member
    Bio and Chem with their labs are weeder courses so you need to plan to put time to make sure your lab write ups are exactly how the prof/TA likes it done.
    You will be with all the pre meds, pre dent, pre nursing, all gunning for A's so you need to over study until you figure out how much is enough to make good grades.
    Does your Humanities class require papers?
    Writing papers for college take more time and depth and students erroneously under estimate what is needed until they get their first poor grade.
    Don't take on too much too soon and torpedo your gpa, your application for nursing school won't be competitive.
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