COUNSELING SERVICES DIVISION
When deciding how many units to take, it is very important to plan time for reading, studying, and preparing for those classes. No time is given "in class" for study. You are expected to be ready for each class before the class period begins.
The recommended formula to determine expected amount of TOTAL TIME required for success in a class is as follows:
Schedule 2-3 hours per unit, per week for studying.
(3 units x 2 hrs/unit study = 6 hours)
TOTAL TIME: 9 HOURS PER WEEK FOR A 3-UNIT CLASS
If you take 12 units, total time to budget is 36 hours per week.
You may take as little as .5 units or as many as 19 units during a single semester. To take more than 19 units (not including work experience or independent study) you are required to obtain special permission from the Counseling Department. You must have a cumulative 3.0 grade point average to gain permission to enroll in more than 19 units.
Managing Work and SchoolRecommended combination: