What are the expectations on studying for a course? How many hours should you study for a 4 credit class?


The general rule for studying for course weekly is:

  • 2 hours per hour in class for an easy course
  • 3 hours per hour in class for an average course
  • 4 hours per hour in class for a difficult course

You would need to determine the difficulty of your class.  The instructor may tell you on the first day of class.  If not, you could ask them.

For help studying or organizing, make an appointment with a consultant/tutor in the Baker College Tutoring Services Portal.

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  • Last Updated Apr 19, 2023
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