This page will answer:

  • How many hours should I register for during Early Registration?
  • How many credit hours is the typical class?
  • How do I sign up for a lecture and a lab course?
  • How many hours do I need to graduate?


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Basics of College

  • Students are encouraged to sign up for at least First Year Seminar. This may or may not include a Learning Link course or additional Learning Community courses.
  • Even though students must register for at least 12 credit hours to be full-time, students will only be able to sign up for 10 hours during Early Registration. Students will complete their schedules at Orientation.
  • Courses typically meet either two or three days a week.
  • 4 credit hour courses have a lab component. Labs are sometimes listed as a separate class, so read your course names carefully. For example, GLY 120 and GLYL 120. (If a class has a lab component, you will need to sign up for the lab and lecture at the exact same time. This will be covered in the SeaNet & Registration video.)
  • Students can add further classes at Orientation.

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