Quick question about how college courses work! THANK YOU!?
1. For a few of the colleges I’m interested in, they have the syllabi right online that includes the lecture dates, the homework, and when the homework is due. In most cases, there are only 30-40 lectures listed, spread out across 4 or 5 months. Is that really ALL the classes that there are? I’m used to the 7.5 hours a day, 5 days a week in high school — do college courses really only meet like once a week? Or are there other “meetings” that you’re required to go to that aren’t called lectures?
And… I thought I had another one but apparently I forget. Ha! I’ll add it later if I remember!
Anyway, thanks for any help and I’ll pick a best answer TODAY! THANK YOUUUUUUU!
So to answer your question, no, you’re not in class for 7.5 hours a day 🙂
If you have any more questions, feel free to message me 🙂
I don’t think this is going to happen. And I think some of these answers are wildly optimistic and unrealistic. It just isnt that easy! For comparison, it takes about 125 hours to finish a BA or BS degree – in the USA about 2/3 of all students fail to complete 125 hours in 4 years. About 1/2 fail to finish even within 6 years. So, it’s no picnic trying to get all these hours completed. 90 hours is the equivalent of three years of full time study. Even if you go full time days, take evening courses and summer school, and if all the classes are scheduled at times when you can take them, and if all the courses you want to take are available, and you pass every one without failing a single course, it would be hard to do it in two years. Since you say you have no college experience, and apparently you havent really paid much attention to college before, it is hard to see how you would be able to handle this maximum heavy load successfully. In any case, if you did get the 90 hours, you would still have to compete against people who had gone through real college programs. Their records would look a lot better than someone who just took 90 hours of random courses. Why not do things right. Start at the community college, work methodically to get your AA or AS degree and then go on with a real career…. You can do this. Good luck.
Typically “full-time” students are only in class a max of 20 hours per week. This is because you need at least that much time per week for HW and studying, especially as you get into your upper-level classes which often have research papers.
Additional free advice- if you’re like me and coasted through HS on your intelligence, prepare for a rude shock. College actually requires real studying. Good luck!
other classes meet 2-3 x week for shorter times 1.5 hrs or so.
most of college is spend studying–more independent than hs…so you wont have to go to school 40 hrs a week..which can be good..
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