Planning Guide

Advising is an ongoing process. A key to success as a college student is to know where you are going and how to get there. Develop a plan now to reach your goal of obtaining a college degree.

Here are some tools that will help you:

How much time each week will I need to spend outside of my classes to study? 

A credit generally represents one hour in class per week during the semester. For each hour of class time, estimate three hours of outside class time. Number of credits ____x 3 = _____.

Will the hours spent on course-work and at a job fit in the available hours in a week?

Use the chart below to help with decision-making on how many hours you can work with your course load.

Course and Work Balance
# of Credits Suggested Maximum Hrs. of Employment
16-18 0-5
13-15 6-10
9-12 11-20
6-8 21-30
3-5 Full Time

Other Support on Campus: