summer classes....

<p>i'm planning on taking some classes at a community college over the summer. is 19 credits too much for over the summer?? classes include-an internship program, astronomy, statistics, and english..</p>

<p>Yes, 19 is wayyy too much. 6 is the recommended amount for the summer. 12 is a reasonable over-achiever amount.</p>

<p>If you are taking english and statistics as requirements, keep in mind most UCs require them done in the spring.</p>

<p>Remember that classes are condensed in the summer.</p>

<p>i took 22 over last summer
i found it fairly easy</p>

<p>just time consuming</p>

<p>WOWWW. Did you have to have the Dean sign off on that? What classes did you take?</p>

<p>to gabe-
the requirements should be done by spring before transferring...correct??
im just planning ahead-i've only had one quarter of college so far...</p>

<p>Ok, sorry about that. I thought you might have been a Fall 2006 applicant. But yeah, I don't recommend taking core requirements in the summer if you can avoid it.</p>

<p>I do not believe those guys claiming 18 units for the Summer session. It is virtually not possible to taKe 18 units including English, Statistics, etc.</p>

<p>Jaek said he took 22! Maybe he meant quarter units.</p>

<p>22 semester units:</p>

<p>3cdr General Biology I
3cdr College Composition I
3cdr History of Western Civilization II
3cdr Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
3cdr Intro to Philosophy
3cdr American National Politics</p>

<p>Except for the Calculus class, in which i received a B, i got an A for all of my other classes - 3.762</p>

<p>Community college classes in general are fairly easy. The intro phil class was completely online and self-paced. The Politics class was probably the easiest class i have taken at my community college (NVCC) - the professor rarely showed up and gave open book tests. </p>

<p>My classes were broken up into two separate summer terms. The first six week consisted of History of West Civ II and Amer Nat Politics - the latter six weeks consisted of Calc, Composition, and Biology.</p>

<p>For this past fall semester, i took 25 cdr (4.0 average). overloading, especially at the community college level, can be done with relative ease. None of my classes at CC had cumulative finals, except for my math classes.</p>

<p>To overload, you general need to speak with and obtain approval from your division Dean.</p>

<p>how do i reply to specific posts? i.e. have them included in mine?</p>

<p>ya-i was talking about quarter units</p>

<p>IF you took all these classes for Summer and got A's than you are a genius who needs to be excepted without admission process.</p>

<p>I agree with haybaxt's latest statement. 22 semester units after two summer sessions is insane. </p>

<p>jaek99, you must be an extremely intelligent person to be able to do so much work and receive such high grades. This amount of work pretty much equals one standard semester of community college for an ambitious student. I think you should have no trouble in achieving your goals as long as you keep up your effort...or so it is logical..</p>

<p>Wow...if only classes were split up at my community college into the two summer sessions. It's rather vague at my CCC and only a handful of classes seemingly take place during the second session while the others run throughout the entire summer...something like that..</p>

<p>did you have time for much else???? (to jaek99)</p>

<p>you guys give me too much credit - it really wasn't that hard. I think if any of you really put forth the effort, you could probably take the same load i did and pull of straight As. I walked into my calc final with a low A average - however, i nearly failed the final so i ended up with a B (i'm actually quite bitter about this grade).</p>

<p>I had to go through a few loops to get approval for the overload. It was actually easier to do it in the summer - i just needed to set up a meeting with the Dean of Students, who eventually let me take the overload over the summer. However, this past fall, when i took 25 credits, i had to speak with my Department Dean, who wouldn't let me take more than 22. So i transferred departments from Business Administration to Liberal Arts - the Dean of Liberal Arts allowed me to take 25 credits.</p>

<p>I attended the Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC), which is one of the largest in the United States. While I can't speak of the rigor at UC community colleges, I can say something about NVCC, it was really easy. Not because I am a particularly bright student (i'm just average - hardworking) but because the schoolwork was quite easy for several classes. My advice? Use to find the easiest professors. Get in, and get the hell out - no one really wants to stay at a community college. I started last Spring and took 17 credits. Over this past summer, i took 22 and this past fall i took 25. Although I appreciate the opportunities my community college gave me (I'm transferring to UVA for the spring 2006 term), I thought community college was an overall poor experience. Minus maybe one or two of my professors, the teaching faculty was subpar and laughable. My classmates were even worse.</p>

<p>To give you an example of the relative ease my summer class load, i'll break it down for you:</p>

<p>3cdr General Biology I
This class required work - I had an exam at the end of the week for every week of this 5-week summer class. This class consisted of lots of brute memorization. The professor gave a study sheet out for each examination so it wasn't really that hard to prepare for the tests. (no comprehensive final)</p>

<p>3cdr College Composition I
This class was a joke. I barely did any work. I spent approximately 2 hours to finish the final 8 page paper. The majority of our grade comprised of in-class writing assignments. (no comprehensive final)</p>

<p>3cdr History of Western Civilization II
I had 3 exams over the course of 5 weeks in this class. The professor gave out detailed notes and study sheets for the exams. (no comprehensive final)</p>

<p>3cdr Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
This class was a bit hard for me because my quantitatve skills are weak. The professor was great, probably the best one i had at NVCC. He gave out study sheets before our exams (we had 3) that listed the <em>exact</em> type of problems that would appear on our tests. (no comprehensive final)</p>

<p>3cdr Intro to Philosophy
Online class - I read my book, watched online videos, and completed online-homework assignments (100% gimme). The HW assignments made up 20% of my grade. Four tests, which i took at the NVCC testing center, made up the remaining 80%. (no comprehensive final)</p>

<p>3cdr American National Politics
This class met four times a week for a 5 week term. Of the approximate 20 class days, the professor showed up maybe 10 times. I had 3 tests (20 question multiple choice) in this class. The professor gave us a cheat sheet - also, the tests were open-book.</p>

<p>It really isn't difficult to take lots of classes, especially as long as they are not hard science and math classes, at most community colleges.</p>

<p>i agree with jaek, i am going to mt sac, i havent done well due to not going to class, but classes are relatively easy, if teachers didnt follow attendance policies i could pull of A's in everything quite easily. Classes were easier than some of my high school classes actually, such as bio and history. Im taking 2 winter online classes and in 2 days have finished what consitutes 8 weeks worth of a normal semester classes.</p>

<p>i listed credits incorrectly in my earlier posts.</p>

<p>22 semester units:</p>

<p>3cdr General Biology I
3cdr College Composition I
3cdr History of Western Civilization II
3cdr Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
3cdr Intro to Philosophy
3cdr American National Politics</p>

<p>i meant to write:</p>

<p>22 semester units:</p>

<p>4cdr General Biology I
3cdr College Composition I
3cdr History of Western Civilization II
5cdr Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
3cdr Intro to Philosophy
3cdr American National Politics</p>