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Back to Back classes?

nerd855nerd855 Registered User Posts: 337 Member
Im an architecture major so every day I have one three hour studio class so it really limits when I can fit in that freshman seminar class. I know I can take it in the spring but it would be the exact same situation and there are less to choose from then so I think that I would just like to do it now.

I have found a few classes that I like but the problem is that I would have three classes on tuesdays and thursdays back to back with no breaks in between (8 am-2pm) I don't really have a problem with having a block of classes without a break but Im worried about making it to the classes.

An advisor sort of tried to help me on this. She said that the professors usually don't actually have the class the entire time, like, they let you out 10 minutes before the offical time. I'd like some student opinions on this...Is it true? If not then would I have to arrange something with a professor because I cannot change my architecture classes at all...
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Replies to: Back to Back classes?

  • MidwestMom2Kids_MidwestMom2Kids_ Registered User Posts: 6,673 Senior Member
    My daughter sat in on two back to back classes last spring when she was visiting UT and it worked; the first prof let the students out with some time to spare and she made it to the second class on time. (She knew in advance that there were some current students in both classes and she chatted with them before the class started. Then she walked between the two classes with them.) Look at a map and see how far apart your classes are. If they are not too far apart, you will be absolutely fine. Also check - are they both near a shuttle stop? Maybe the shuttle runs often enough to help. If the two classes are far apart on opposite ends of campus, I don't know how well this type of a schedule works, though. I would be interested in hearing what the UT students who read this board think.
  • foxshoxfoxshox Registered User Posts: 923 Member
    Back to back classes are fine and actually ideal. Rarely have I been late to a class because a professor let me out too late, and really, if you feel like your going to be late, just leave. Most professors don't care, unless the specifically say "don't leave yet" or the like. In fact, if you don't take back to back classes, you will have 40 minutes to kill(if you leave 30 min between classes), which isn't enough time to go back to your dorm and do anything productive, so you end up having to sit around for 40 minutes. I myself tried for back to back classes as much as possible, and only have 2 instances in my schedule where one I have a 30 min break between a class on one day, and another I have a 2.5 hour break on one day.
  • wc3452wc3452 Registered User Posts: 106 Junior Member
    Really? Dangit, I wish I knew that when I was signing up for classes. I'm transferring to UT and at my old school there was a 10-15 minute buffer between classes so kids could make it to their next class. So on my schedule it would say 9:00-9:50 then 10:00-10:50. Alright, now I don't have to take 8:00 class!
  • nerd855nerd855 Registered User Posts: 337 Member
    Thank you so much! Yes, it would be near my other classes, I made sure of that, which is why there are only three classes that would fit in that time slot that I think I would be able to actually be interested in. I would die if I had to get to the engineering area from architecture. =P

    I was just feeling slightly intimidated when none of the people that I knew had classes back to back with the same number of classes as me. And no one I knew with my major either.

    I wish someone had actually told us this before so i wouldnt be freaking out thinking that i have too many classes. Im trying to convince my parents that Im not taking on too much. I can't help it if two of my required classes are long. Lol.
  • foxshoxfoxshox Registered User Posts: 923 Member
    How many hours are you taking?
  • nerd855nerd855 Registered User Posts: 337 Member
    16 credit hours if i get the signature class. 13 without it.
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