The information on this page is not a substitute for academic advising.

 

You’ll find this site helpful if you’re:

  • Feeling academically overwhelmed
  • Having trouble balancing school with other responsibilities
  • Concerned about transferring to another institution
  • Counting on your education to lead to better job opportunities
  • Wondering how many credits you should be taking

 

Why is this information important?

  • If I’m only taking classes for interest
  • If I don’t know if I want to earn an AA
  • If I just want to get my “Gen Ed”, “core”, or “liberals” done and transfer to a university

 

Feeling Overwhelmed?

I’m making satisfactory progress but feel overwhelmed. I don’t have time to see a counselor right now, but will later on.

 

How Many Credits Should I Take?

Each course credit is equal to one hour per week in class, and that each course credit requires a minimum of 2 hours outside study?

This means that a 3 credit course will take up at least 3 hours of your time per week. A full-time college student with 12 credits can expect to put in at least 36 hours per week to attend classes, do homework and study. Being a full-time student is a full-time job!