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by EstOyLista EstOyLista (Member)

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For the summer im taking one class and I wanted to know whats the best course load for fall...I was going to take 2 classes one on MW and another TTh

But my cousin says thats half a couse load so I'm thinking maybe I should just take 3 classes one each day of the week.

It'll make things go by faster but I'm not sure if thats too much. I don't want to get bad grades in either of my classes but one day a week it'd be impossible to not get work done...

What would you guys reccomend?

Thanks in Advance

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personally, i like only taking one class per day. this past semester i took microbiology on MW and college algebra TR... the less time i spend on campus, the better! haha... oh yeah, in addition i took american history and women's studies online for a total of 13 credit hours this past spring semester.

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It really depends on the classes, and also on your situation (whether you have kids, work full or part time, etc). Some classes require a LOT of study time. I took "Health Science" as they call it at my school, which includes A&P and microbiology together, and I had to study a minimum of 3 hours a day to get an A in that. That was plenty by itself, but last semester I had to take Health Science II plus Chemistry, and that was a LOT - and only two classes! However, stuff like English, Psychology, and some types of math (basic algebra wasn't that hard for me) don't require as much time.

Honestly I don't now how anyone carries a full time courseload - I guess I'll find out once I get in the nursing program!

Kelly

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Do you work full time? Do you have several kids? If not, you can take a full course load. I took 12-17 credits/semester the first time I was in school, while working 20-30 hours/week. Since going back for nursing, I have taken 7-10 cresdits/semester while working full time or close to it. Now that my acclerated BSN program has started I'm only working 15 hours/week and taking a full load - 3 summer classes, 4 next fall, and then it really speeds up.

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well the working would depend on my course load, i planned on taking 3 classes, one per day then working afterwards. For the fall I wanted to take Bio 105 (which is nutr, heath, and disease) however Im pretty good at sciences so I dont think ill have to study much, Beg algebra and a Human Development class. so M-T then F/Sat/Sun work and study.

But other then that theres nothing, no kids, and I'm almost sure I wont have to work more then 20 hrs a week ( I mostly need the job to pay for my own food and clothes as needed)

but hearing you taking 4 classes makes me wonder :idea:

I guess Ill see how the summer goes but my goal is to graduate by 2010 and Im worried about the whole weightlist scenario...2 years IMO is much to long

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