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How many credits do you need to pass freshman year?

Hey everyone, can someone explain to me how many credits are typically needed to pass the freshman year in college? I realize this might vary depending on the school, but are there any general guidelines you can share? A little guidance would be greatly appreciated, as I am just starting to navigate the college application process. Thanks!

8 months ago

Hello there! Typically, a full-time undergraduate student is expected to complete around 30 credits per academic year, which often equates to about 15 credits each semester. This is a general guideline and the exact number can vary by institution and program. To be classified as a full-time student, most colleges require a minimum of 12 credits per semester.

It's important to check with the specific colleges you're interested in for their requirements. Knowing this can help you in planning your high school course load, and show potential colleges that you're ready for the rigors of college academics. Additionally, keep an eye on each institution's policy regarding credit hours for graduation, as this will give you a clearer idea of the pace at which you'll need to earn credits throughout your college career. Best of luck with your college journey!

8 months ago

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