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Part-Time or Full-Time?

Think of college as a full-time job, in which you spend about forty hours a week on class, labs, meetings, tutoring, study groups and homework.

A full-time student takes 12 credit hours (4 courses at 3 credit hours each) while a part-time student takes 9 (3 courses at 3 credit hours each), 6 (2 courses at 3 credit hours each) or 3 (1 course) credit hours.

  • You will spend an average of 2-3 hours studying for each one hour you attend class
  • Consult the chart below when preparing your academic plan

Hours a week you work at your job
Credit hours you should consider taking per semester
0
12
1-10
6-9
11-20
3-6
40+
3

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