Is 18 hours a semester too much?
Though many people do take 18 credits in a semester, it is your individual experience and no one else’s. An 18-credit semester may be worth losing some sleep over but it’s not worth losing your sanity. Pay attention to warning signs that you’re doing too much and stop yourself short before it worsens.
Is 17 credit hours a lot?
The number of classes you take are really more telling than the number of credit hours you have. 17 credit hours is only 2 more than 15, so it’s not that bad. A whole extra class (6 classes instead of 5) would be substantially more difficult since an extra class means extra homework and such.
How many credit hours is too many for a semester?
Many colleges recommend taking around 15 credits per semester, which totals 120 credits after four years (colleges that run on a unique academic calendar will work slightly differently, but the total number of credits is approximately the same).
How many credits does a class give you?
Students typically take six classes per semester and receive five credits for each class passed each semester.