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harmony
#1 Posted : Saturday, December 25, 2010 10:21:20 PM
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Since I live in Calgary AB, I know u can take 14 courses per year.
I'm not sure if is the same for all university.
I'm mainly asking for University of Alberta if any know the max number of courses u can take in UofA.
Thanks again! =D
kaloolah
#2 Posted : Saturday, December 25, 2010 10:42:29 PM
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14 courses a year? Holy moly!
ARMY101
#3 Posted : Saturday, December 25, 2010 10:50:00 PM
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It's generally done by credits, not courses. A half credit is a one semester course, and a full credit is a two semester course. You're usually allowed to take 5 credits per year, with 6 being defined as an overload (that's okay but they caution about the workload).

www.ualberta.ca for more information.
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Zion
#4 Posted : Sunday, December 26, 2010 12:31:26 AM
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kaloolah wrote:
14 courses a year? Holy moly!

+1
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inthemaking
#5 Posted : Sunday, December 26, 2010 2:46:10 PM
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Depends on your program. In my program, in 1st year we weren't allowed to overload and could only take 10 courses/year, but in second year we were allowed to overload up to 12 courses/year. In third year they didn't let us overload again (so 10 courses/year), and I have no idea about 4th yet.
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forthewinwin
#6 Posted : Sunday, December 26, 2010 5:44:54 PM
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Here in BC, I believe we can do 15 a year.

Three semesters: Winter/Summer/Fall, max of 16 credits each.
3 credits/course; 5 coureses/semester.
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harmony
#7 Posted : Sunday, December 26, 2010 9:00:10 PM
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U guys, thanks for the info!
Zion
#8 Posted : Sunday, December 26, 2010 11:28:26 PM
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forthewinwin wrote:
Here in BC, I believe we can do 15 a year.

Three semesters: Winter/Summer/Fall, max of 16 credits each.
3 credits/course; 5 coureses/semester.

Ah, of course. The trimester strikes again.
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DelGee
#9 Posted : Monday, December 27, 2010 8:44:36 AM
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I can't believe u have 15! that sounds really hard !Im sure ill be okay with 10 first year ! lol
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#10 Posted : Monday, December 27, 2010 12:35:24 PM
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Every school offers a third semester (Summer semester); it's just considered the extra semester. That is, it's not really part of the school year.

I don't like talking in courses because you could take only five courses a year and it'd sound like you have it easy, but you're actually taking five full-year courses a year, which is really just equivalent to taking ten half-year courses. Thus, you generally take 5.0 credits per year (1.0 credit = full-year course, 0.5 credits = half-year course).

At Western, the most you could take in one semester was 3.0 credits, for a total of 6.0 credits a year (again, "year" does not include summer semester).
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ashbidd
#11 Posted : Saturday, January 01, 2011 1:04:37 PM
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In pre-med we need to have a minimum of 39 credits in 2 semesters, which means 17 courses (including 11 courses (3 credits) and 6 labs (1 credit)) per year in two semesters and I'm doing 2 more in the summer because I'm a bit behind (I go to Université de Moncton).


Right now I'm taking (starting in two weeks) :
Bio 1233
Bio 1281 (lab)
Chim 1023
Chim 1081 (lab)
Fran 1500
Math 1063
Phys 1103
Phys 1191 (lab)

I'm supposed to have 9 courses but because of something that happend in highschool (my schedual was messed up so I'm behind in math, and since I need math to do physics in University, I'm behind in that too) I can't.

So yeah, 15 courses isn't that bad lol

And if you guys don't believe me : http://www.umoncton.ca/r...r_cycle/prog_sc_dss.htm :)
Zion
#12 Posted : Saturday, January 01, 2011 2:20:31 PM
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mynameismattgotmlgo wrote:
Every school offers a third semester (Summer semester); it's just considered the extra semester. That is, it's not really part of the school year.

Then it's not a trimester. Schools like SFU actually have three normal terms, and students can pick two of which to attend.
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shesoartsy
#13 Posted : Thursday, January 06, 2011 3:34:37 AM
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harmony wrote:
Since I live in Calgary AB, I know u can take 14 courses per year.
I'm not sure if is the same for all university.
I'm mainly asking for University of Alberta if any know the max number of courses u can take in UofA.
Thanks again! =D











same with uoit
mynameismattgotmlgo
#14 Posted : Thursday, January 06, 2011 12:53:30 PM
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ashbidd wrote:
So, yeah, 15 courses isn't that bad lol


The lab section of a lecture course doesn't really count as a "course" in and of itself. Maybe at your school, but typically that is not considered a course.
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mynameismattgotmlgo
#15 Posted : Thursday, January 06, 2011 12:56:19 PM
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Zion wrote:
mynameismattgotmlgo wrote:
Every school offers a third semester (Summer semester); it's just considered the extra semester. That is, it's not really part of the school year.

Then it's not a trimester. Schools like SFU actually have three normal terms, and students can pick two of which to attend.


The person I quoted said "semester," not trimester. And if that's the case, and you only pick two of the three terms, then you still only end up with 5.0 credits or 30 units a year.
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