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Do you have to you spend all of your time in college on your education or do you have some free time?

I would like to do some other fun things other than focusing on education during college. #fun #college


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Gregg’s Answer

Hi Brett,

You will definitely have time for other things, whether it is clubs or extracurricular activities or just doing your own thing. Typically you have 16 hours a week of class each semester. That leaves you 152 hours to sleep, study and do whatever else you want each week. Even you are diligent and prepare 2 hours for each hour of class, you still have 120 hours for everything else most weeks.

Good luck!

Gregg


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Clara’s Answer

Hi Brett,

This is a great question! Speaking from personal experience, you do not have to spend all your time on studying. It all depends on how you plan your courses to eligible for graduation, whether you carry any AP credits that can be transferred to college credits, and the type of learner you are.

You can plan to take a lot of classes in the first two to three years in college, and be left with only five or six classes for the last year. If you have only two or three classes each semester, you will have a lot of free time to do what you want.

If you have transferred credits from high school, you can "skip" some of the classes in college towards earning your degree, because they are already covered in high school.

Lastly, if you enjoy independent learning, you can definitely learn the materials in advance, and be ahead of your class schedule to have control of your time.

College could be the best time of your life! Make full use of it-try out many different things, make mistakes and then try again, meet people, participate in events, reflect on life, and most importantly, learn more about yourself. Learning about yourself- understanding who you are, how you work, and what matters to you, is probably the most important class in college.

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Simeon’s Answer

As long as you're not in one of the more competitive degrees and aren't in too many clubs, you'll have plenty of free time. I'd recommend not joining groups that have several mandatory meetings per week. I was able to be in a ballroom dance group and in a DnD group during college and had lots of fun!

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Charity’s Answer

Hi Brett! While you are primarily in college to learn, and you should not lose sight of your goals, there is definitely time for fun! Some days you may only have a half day of classes, another day they may extend all day. So, not only are there many opportunities to hang out with friends and participate in a variety of campus activities, but there are also such a wide variety of classes available that you can even find the learning part of school fun. I believe balance is key. You need a bit of downtime and fun to balance the pressure that can come with college courses. Try to find positive activities to participate in so that you can still achieve success and do not get derailed. Best of luck!

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