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Academic advisors share answers to questions frequently asked at the start of a school year


A. Maureen Rouhi, Ph.D.
Director of Communications
College of Sciences 

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Academic advisors share answers to questions frequently asked at the start of a school year.

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From credit hours to undergraduate research and getting help with course work, here are answers to questions frequently asked by new and returning students.

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The start of the school year can be discombobulating. Fortunately, many questions that come up are common from semester to semester.

Here, academic advisors in the College of Sciences share their answers to questions they’ve heard frequently from new and returning students during the first few days of a new semester.

Is it true that I shouldn’t take two lab classes in my first semester?
Your course load is a personal decision, best discussed with your academic advisor. That said, for some science majors, such as biology, we do recommend that students take two labs in their first semester to stay on track for timely progress through the degree.

How many credit hours should I take?
Again, the course load is a personal decision. Taking 12–14 credit hours during the first semester allows you to acclimate to the course work at Tech and to explore co- and extracurricular ways to take part in the campus community.

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College of Sciences, EAS, School of Biological Sciences, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, School of Mathematics, School of Physics, School of Psychology

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  • Created By: A. Maureen Rouhi
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  • Created On: Aug 18, 2018 - 4:37pm
  • Last Updated: Aug 20, 2018 - 5:50pm