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Is There Travel Time Between College Classes?

Question: This may be the dumbest college question in the world … so dumb that I was embarrassed to ask my tour guide when I visited a college that I really want to go to. I had been looking at the courses I could take there, and there is one course I really like that meets three hours per week—Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m. and then another course I also want to take that happens to meet three hours per week–Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10 a.m. The campus is pretty big and I think that it would take nearly 10 minutes to get from one class to the next, even on a bike. So does that mean I can't sign up for the 10 o'clock class if I'm taking the 9? I don't want to walk in late every day. My high school has a three-minute “pass time" between classes. I'm wondering if colleges do the same, although three minutes doesn't seem like it would be nearly enough time for me to cross the campus.

This question isn't dumb at all, and even “The Dean" remembers worrying about the same thing when I was your age, nearly a half century ago (or maybe we're both dumb?) 😉

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