Course Load Tips
  1. Find out if you need to enroll full-time. If covered by a parent or guardian�s insurance policy, you may have to be enrolled full-time in order to maintain coverage. Also, students receiving TOPS are required to enroll full-time.
  2. Figure out how much time you really have for classes and studying. There are 168 hours in a week. So subtract from 168 the number of hours you spend each week on non-academic activities (e.g., eating, sleeping, work, traveling/commuting, parenting, hobbies, TV, etc.) How much time is left over? This is the amount of time that you can dedicate to academics.
  3. Create a balanced schedule. Select some classes that will challenge you. Select others in subject areas that come more naturally to you. Choose course in subject areas that interest you. Don�t choose a course because you�ve heard it�s easy. What�s easy for one person may not be easy for the next. Also, if an �easy� course isn�t interesting to you, you won�t want to do the work.
  4. Give yourself some breaks!! An ideal schedule includes some time off in between classes. This �free time� can be used to process material just covered in your last class and to review material to be covered in the upcoming one.
  5. Determine when you learn best. If possible, schedule your classes at those times.