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College work load?

Hello Jabari, From my own personal experience, I feel that it is 50/50, but more often than not the workload will be less than in high school as there are fewer classes to take per day and you have the option to space them out to your own desires. I am currently a Computer Science major and although I do have some sleepless nights, I still feel that it is less work than I had to do in high school, and also more helpful to my learning. Of course, there will be harder classes and easier classes with varying amounts of work, but compared to high school where there were about 6 classes a day, and that much homework to finish each day, I definitely prefer college work to high school work. However, there are a lot more extracurricular activities that you can engage in that may take up time. Patrick C.
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Samantha’s Answer

Hi Jabari,
Workload for each student is drastically different dependent on the amount of credits taken, school you attend and major. A four credit course will most likely require more time than a one credit course. Various professors give different amounts of work and have contrasting expectations. My suggestion is:
- Speak to counselor before making your schedule
- Take a number of credits that you are comfortable taking for the first semester (you can always increase your load in the future)
- Look at rate my professor for a bit of an understanding as to what the class is like
- Look at your schools course catalogue in order to see what the course is all about

Hope this is helpful :D
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Rickey’s Answer

Hi Jabari,

It really depends on a number of different factors as to what your college workload will be.

*It's dependent on your major that you choose as some technical majors such as science technology engineering and mathematics are more demanding than others.
*It also depends on the professors who teach the class. For example, talk to other students at your school who have taken the classes you will be taking and see what their experience was like with the professors.
*It depends on the number of credits that class is. For instance, a 3 or 4 credit class will typically require more work and effort than a 1 credit course. But once again, its always a good idea to talk to other students who have taken the class or go to a website online that has feedback on the classes you will be taking.
*Also talk to your school's guidance counselor who I've always found very good in helping students take classes that match up well with your career interest and experience.

Hope that helps. I wish you well and much success in school


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Divyaa’s Answer

It depends on your major and how many classes you take per semester. The more credits you take, the greater the amount of work you have to do. Also in college the workload is greater than in high school but you have more time to complete it depending on if you spread out the assignment across a couple of days,
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Nicole’s Answer

Hi Jabari W. Thanks for your question.

An individual's college work load depends on many different factors. They may include what the individual plans to study or is studying, how many classes they take each semester or quarter, whether or not they are working AND going school.

Another factor is what timeline the individual has set for themselves. If the student has the flexibility to have an open timeline in terms of when they plan to graduate that could mean a very different work load than someone who has a goal to graduate early.

Hope you find this answer helpful. Best of luck to you.
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