Is this too many classes for one college semester

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Fashion Art Techniques I
The Science of Light and Color
Introduction to the Fashion Industry
History of the United States I
Introductory Algebra
GLBTQ Literature

children's literature
Foundations of Education
Child Psychology and Development
 

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9 x 3 = 27 hours of coursework. yes, too many..... most universities won't let you register for more than 18 to19 hours per semester
 
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Fashion Art Techniques I
The Science of Light and Color
Introduction to the Fashion Industry
History of the United States I
Introductory Algebra
GLBTQ Literature

children's literature
Foundations of Education
Child Psychology and Development
Too Many Courses
How many units is each of them, and the total?
 
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If you already have stellar grades, the Dean of Arts Sciences (or whatever, maybe Education) will let you take a few more hours - maybe.
Take summer school classes instead of causing a lot of problems for yourself, if you do feel that you must take these classes.

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I would think those are lower level (freshman/sophomore) courses. That means you should be taking core University and/or Department requirements. First.
Are you doing this? How many of these classes fulfill prerequisite course requirements for your degree? You do not want to miss being able to take interesting upper level classes because you never took the prerequisites.
 
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I tend to recommend as few classes as possible to graduate in 8 semesters. For entering freshmen with no credit earned in high school (through AP or dual enrollment), that tends to average 15-16 credit hours per semester. A lot of students I mentor enter college with 30 or so credit hours already earned. This allows them to be barely full time, with 12-13 credit hours.

A lighter schedule allows students to focus more on each class, earning higher GPAs and retaining scholarships. It also allows them more time for research, employment, fitness, and recreation. Much above 17 credit hours makes it very difficult to have a balanced life and give each course proper attention and effort.
 
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Basically post #5 is the right idea for any major field of study.
Fewer courses per term, better concentration of study of each course; but maybe more terms to reach graduation. More courses picked and studied can be better than fewer picked and studied, but one wants to graduate without long delay.
 

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