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Accepted Honors Student

nolegirl92nolegirl92 Registered User Posts: 12 New Member
edited February 2011 in Florida State University
I was recently accepted to honors after submitting my mid-year grades :) I plan on getting my honors medallion but I'm concerned as to the difficulty of honors classes vs regular. I am a very motivated student but I plan on rushing a sorority in the fall and also do not want to sacrifice a social life. Also, I'm going up for summer entering with 24-33 credits (depending on this year's AP scores). Would anyone recommend/speak against taking an honors course over the summer? If honors courses arent reccomended, what should I take since I have english, college algebra, ect.? Thank you in advance for any help!
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Replies to: Accepted Honors Student

  • parent2nolesparent2noles Registered User Posts: 7,961 Senior Member
    Generally, Honors courses demand more work and move at a faster pace than regular classes. The additional work usually is in the form of a research paper or other research project. Classes are usually smaller and with a senior faculty member. Our D2 was terrified at the prospect of starting out at the university with Calc II Honors but ended up enjoying the class and the professor (despite the usual professorial challenge to the class at the outset that most students flunk the subject). She made an "A".

    Summer classes can be shorter, but this depends on the summer session selected. If academic load in the summer is a concern maybe you should consider taking your remaining non-Honors liberal studies courses. Your academic advisor can help you select what you need to complete for lower division (liberal studies) requirements.

    If you will be taking a difficult major you may want to spread out your easier classes amongst your more difficult classes.
  • nolegirl92nolegirl92 Registered User Posts: 12 New Member
    Thank you so much for your help! I think I'll probably take my first honors class in the fall. Did your daughter find the classes overwhelmingly difficult or was she easily able to manage?
  • parent2nolesparent2noles Registered User Posts: 7,961 Senior Member
    She is a strong student and after the initial jitters about being away from home and at the university were overcome Honors courses became routine. Not too sure physical chemistry was ever routine for her or anyone else, though. ;)
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