1. lolreconlol's Avatar
    Some info:
    To graduate: 128 credits
    Current: 76.5
    Remaining: 51.5
    Each class is worth: 4 credits

    So as of now, I have 76.5 credits which puts me as a Junior. To get my degree, I need 128 credits, so that leaves 51.5 remaining before I can graduate. To graduate on time (meaning 4 years), I would need to take 17.16 for the next 3 semesters to finish on time (May 2012). I'm hitting the wall with school, so I want to try to finish in two semesters, so I would need to take 25.75 credits each semester. I know I can request for a "credit overload", since our limit now is 18 credits, but the most I've ever taken is 20. Does anyone here have any experience with credit overloads? If there isn't a limit, I could take 20-24 credits each semester, then a few in the summer.

    Does anyone have any advice? Thanks!
    01-03-11 06:38 PM
  2. middbrew's Avatar
    I did it for two semesters (21 credits). If I had to do it all over again I would NOT do it. Of course that depends on how many fluff courses you could take. I didn't take any that were easy.
    01-03-11 09:26 PM
  3. lolreconlol's Avatar
    I did it for two semesters (21 credits). If I had to do it all over again I would NOT do it. Of course that depends on how many fluff courses you could take. I didn't take any that were easy.
    Was it worth it afterwards though? I just picked up Computer Science as a minor, so I doubt they'll be fluffy.
    01-03-11 09:29 PM
  4. SCrid2000's Avatar
    I did at least 18 credits a semester for my last two years and I slacked off a lot, but I still had to do a lot more than most of my buddies. It kinda sucked when they went to do stuff and I had to do a paper.
    And I was a sociology major - much easier major than computer science. You certainly can do it, but college is a good time to have fun.
    01-04-11 01:12 AM
  5. jlb21's Avatar
    Was it worth it afterwards though? I just picked up Computer Science as a minor, so I doubt they'll be fluffy.
    I was a computer science major in college. It was not easy. You could make it easy, but then you have to get comfortable with lower grades.

    And expect a lot of time necessary to do programming work and all.

    Soooo, my recommendation knowing that you picked it up as a minor....don't do the credit overload. You'll burn out.
    01-04-11 08:42 AM
  6. lolreconlol's Avatar
    I was a computer science major in college. It was not easy. You could make it easy, but then you have to get comfortable with lower grades.

    And expect a lot of time necessary to do programming work and all.

    Soooo, my recommendation knowing that you picked it up as a minor....don't do the credit overload. You'll burn out.
    Yeah, that's probably a good idea. Advisement just said 20 credits is the max, so the overload won't even help.
    01-04-11 09:37 AM
  7. jlb21's Avatar
    I was accepted and planning on going on a study group to Japan in my sophmore year but had to decline due to the course requirements. When I was at Colgate way back when, the Comp Sci major had more requirements than any other major.
    01-04-11 09:55 AM
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