Credits

<p>As an incoming freshmen, I recently registered for classes. The way it worked out, my choice was either 14 credits or 17 credits (including 2 honors courses). I registered for 17, but I keep wondering if that will be too much right from the start. Your opinion (Pierre)?</p>

<p>Depends what those 17 credits are, can I get a list of courses? 17 credits is definitely do-able (and since you're an honors student, I expect you can handle 17+ credits a lot better than I did haha)</p>

<p>Honors English, Honors Economics, Multivariable Calc (MTHSC207), Sociology, Geology, Business Foundations</p>

<p>You started off with 17 credits and it didn't go so well?</p>

<p>Nah, I think I did pretty well but I only ended up with a 3.1 GPA. I could've definitely done a lot better if I had focused on 14 credits. But I'm a procrastinator and not a very good planner of my time. With a better effort, it's definitely possible to do 18 credits. (which is what I did). Besides you should be doing 16-17 credits if you want to graduate in 4 years.
I'm taking summer classes right now so next year I won't have to take so many credits.</p>

<p>Your course load seems very manageable and probably easier since you aren't an engineering major. Just curious, what section of Geology are you in? I'm enrolled in the 11:15-12:10 MWF section of Geology 101.</p>

<p>Yeah, the majority of the classes themselves don't seem like they'll be THAT difficult. I need a 3.4 to fully stay in the honors college I think, and I'm not sure what it is for my scholarship. But I'm still worried about all the homework and assignments and that I'll be having six midterms/finals.</p>

<p>I'm taking the same section hahah</p>

<p>yeah definitely, I'm taking Calculus III, Physics II, Geology, Engineering Graphics and Statics this next semester.</p>

<p>I took Geology last year and it ended up being my worst class all year (I got a D) so I'm trying to retake it for a better grade (you can retake 10 credits if your grade in the class class is a D or F). I had Gray Dean last year and struggled. Hopefully now that I know the material already to begin with, I can do better with a different teacher haha (have fun with lab though if you have to take that, it's so boring)</p>

<p>PS: English 103 Honors last year had less assignments than regular English 103. I was so jealous.</p>

<p>Retake it and it replaces the first grade you got?
Yeah I have to take the lab. The lab is just boring or hard, too? I didn't realize that geology would be such a challenge. I took it to get away from chemistry and all that since it's not necessary for my major.
Yeah, I definitely wanted the two honors courses. Honors English should be good, and I heard the professor for Honors Economics is great. I already took AP Calc in high school so I'm hoping that gives me a basis for Multivariable 207</p>

<p>Hey clemson14, how was signing up for classes? Also, how was orientation as a whole? I have mine Thursday and Friday. Were you able to get all the classes you wanted to when you signed up? I'm just concerned that I won't be able to get all the classes I want/need right away.</p>

<p>Signing up for classes wasn't bad at all for me, but I know it can be stressful. As far as using the program, you go to an advising session where they show you exactly what to do. All the classes and times I wanted were available so I got my ideal schedule. I signed up for pretty much "freshmen courses" though. My roommate, who has alot of AP credit and is taking some of her sophomore year class requirements, had a problem where some of the classes she wanted were filled. I'd say it also somewhat depends on your major. As an honors college student, I got to sign up first at 11:45. I'm actually a business major and their turn wasn't until 1:15. There's a schedule that tells you that when you get there.</p>

<p>Orientation as a whole went well. If you're in the honors college, you don't have much free time and can't go to all the planned sessions since there are extra meetings you must attend. From 9-5 the first day you're in constant informative meetings. At night are things just for students. The next day is basically just preparing to register. It's alot to take in, but alot of the information you hear more than once anyway. And I must say I wasn't too fond of the high rise dorms haha. Are you from SC?</p>

<p>clemson14, if you get a D or F in a class, you can retake and replace your grade for up to 10 credits of classes. (but please don't get yourself in that position like I did). Lab is just boring, not hard at all. I had Kristen Jurinko last semester and she talked in the same boring tone all class but she was real nice and told us everything we needed to know to get a good grade in lab. The hard thing about geology is that there's a lot of information thrown at you and you need to know ALL of it (in lab you need to memorize all 80 rocks in your rock kit for example).</p>

<p>By the way clemsonfan92, after the orientation sessions are over (in late-July?), you can go online and add/drop classes as much as you want (till then, your registration window is only open for your orientation session) if there's still space in them so if you didn't get all the classes you wanted or the schedule that you wanted so you can still tweak your schedule. Also, they save seats in all the freshman classes for each orientation so the same number of slots are offered for each orientation in each class (at least that's how I understood it). So even if you go to the 1st orientation session but get to register at 2 PM, you may not get all your classes but if you go to the last orientation and 1st registration time, there's a good chance you'll get a majority of your classes.</p>

<p>The schedule for orientation changes every orientation. Honors students register first but other than that it's a randomized mix of colleges, different colleges go first each orientation. Like for example, the Agriculture college may go first one orientation but the next it may be the business school.</p>

<p>I'm not a big fan of the high rises either. I liked the shoeboxes and Johnstone a lot better.</p>

<p>By the way, there's a demo for the class registration system here: <a href="http://tigerwebdemo.clemson.edu/%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://tigerwebdemo.clemson.edu/&lt;/a>
so you can get familiar with it before orientation.</p>

<p>What is your major? I took a lot of those classes my first semester for my Econ major. You shouldn't have a problem with 207 after taking AP Calc. It is all very elementary compared to the non-business math classes at Clemson. If you are considering graduate school (PhD mainly) and don't hate math, you may want to consider taking the regular math classes. In order to be prepared for my PhD applications and studies, I had to take a math minor and 207 was terrible preparation for 'real' math. </p>

<p>You will probably be able to handle 17 hours. However, you may want to consider dropping your easiest class (207) and take it another semester unless it is an immediate prerequisite. Some people struggle to adjust (party too much, homesick, new environment, etc) the first semester, so you may want to take less to be safe.</p>

<p>Hm I'm pretty good at memorization so maybe it won't be so bad. I have Dean for my lab though, who you said you didn't like
I'm a pre-business/accounting major. If anything, I was considering dropping sociology and taking that second semester. I didn't want to take too much time off from math.</p>

<p>^Gray Dean runs the labs but he doesn't teach any of them. They're taught by graduate teaching assistants. He's probably listed as the teacher for every section of GEOL 103 though.</p>

<p>clemson14, you're very similar to me haha. I'm in the Honors college as well and I am in pre-business as well haha. But I'm going to double major in Accounting and Financial Management. Are you staying in Holmes Hall? And what was the social thing the first night? And no, I'm not from SC, I'm from NH haha. But I was born in SC and lived there through 6th grade. </p>

<p>Also, for the Honors orientation sessions, does Honors still go first or does it go by major? Thanks!</p>

<p>Haha nice. I'm actually staying in Benet because I'm doing a program called the
Clemson business experience. I'm from New Jersey. When I went it seemed like everyone was from SC and knew each other. I'm guessing when we go in August it won't be like that though. The social was kind of dumb. You just hang out at this place that has like pool tables, ping pong tables, and bowling. Honors still goes first. Good luck!</p>

<p>I know a couple of the orientation ambassadors either through facebook or through actually knowing them haha (Erin Miller, Tricia Kennelly and Jackeline Galvez) so if they suck let me know and I'll give them a hard time about it haha</p>

<p>I'm a junior at Clemson right now and also a Mathsc207 SI leader. The class isn't difficult to students who actually do the work. My last class was full of students who were satisfied in just making a B in a pretty easy class relative to the rest of the classes they'll end up taking. The thing is the application of the math is what screws everyone up. Students normally do well on the free response portion of the math test but do terrible on the multiple choice part. My advice is over prepare and go to SI.</p>

<p>Do you have special permission or something? Because Clemson doesn't allow students to double major for majors in the same school.</p>

<p>If you understood AP Calc, 207 will not be difficult for you at all. From my experience, the people that struggled in 102/207 were those that had not been exposed to calculus before and never grasped it while at Clemson due to the quick pace. </p>

<p>I spent a day in regular sociology before switching to the honors section. The regular class seemed like a lot of reading and memorization. In comparison, the honors section was largely discussion and paper based. If Dr. Granburg (sp?) is still teaching, I would suggest the honors section. IMO it was a lot easier because the material was more relevant and there was less pointless memorization. She remembered me a couple years after I took the class and voted on an award I received from CBBS.</p>

<p>cutiger- I was an ACCT 202 SI leader so I know your situation. For the classes with SI, I usually recommend the students try to understand the material. Most people try to memorize the material in these classes when an understanding is more useful.</p>

<p>cutiger8738, I think clemson14 was referring to the fact that he is now in pre-business and wants to move into accounting after he finishes the pre-business curriculum. And for clemsonfan92, it says in the undergraduate announcements that someone in the College of Business can get a minor in both accounting or financial management so maybe that's an option. I'm actually not sure myself whether you can double major in the same college but I really don't see why they wouldn't do that.</p>