Choosing Classes - Study Guidelines
During the first semester, full-time students typically take 12 to 15 credit hours. Part-time students range from 1 to 11 credit hours.
You can expect to spend 2 to 3 hours outside of class for every credit hour taken. A full-time student enrolled in 12 credit hours could spend 24 to 36 hours each week, with time dedicated to reading, assignments, preparing for exams, and projects.