Students often believe they do not have enough time to study for exams, participate in extracurriculars, have jobs, and have a social life. Students often plan their day and then use the leftover time to study. If you plan your priority activities first (i.e. eating, sleeping, studying, working, etc.), you will still have time to do everything else that you want to do. This time calculator will help you understand how you are organizing your time throughout the week.
- Enter the number of credits you are taking. The calculator will then automatically calculate your class and study time. This calculation is based on the idea that for every hour you are in class, you should spend about 2-3 hours studying outside of class. You can adjust this if you believe you are taking a class that requires less than this ratio but we encourage students to consider budgeting this amount of time first.
- Enter the number of hours you spend on other activities. The calculator assumes that you will be getting 8 hours of sleep each night. This should remain the same! Getting enough sleep is one of the most important things you can do to improve your time management.
- Based on your results adjust your time as needed to achieve a positive and sustainable work/life balance. Small changes can help you organize your time more efficiently!