How Many Classes Should I take?

Achieving balance in all areas of life is important. You need to balance work, family, personal time, and school to achieve success in your academic and career goals. Use this worksheet to help yourself balance your obligations and make choices that will lead to your academic and career success.


Paid Work Hours per Week Semester Credit Hours per Week Course Prep Per Week* Total Commitment Hours per Week
12 15 30 57
18 12 24 54
25 10 20 55
30 8 16 54
40 6 12 58

*Students should plan (at least) two hours of study and class prep for each hour in class.