I have often repeated to my son what I had heard while in college: 2 hours of study time per week for each credit taken. 17 credits=34 hours (aprox) of studying. Yesterday he sent me a link to the "typical" day at the USNA that showed 6 hours of daily classes and 3 1/2 hours of study time per day. http://www.usna.edu/schedule.htm His question (and mine): are the classes structured differently at the USNA so that the 2:1 "rule" doesn't actually apply, or are the remaining 15 hours of study time applied on Saturdays and Sundays? Or (quite possibly) has my fatherly wisdom/advice about 2:1 study time missed the mark (once again)? Obviously Mids manage to make it through and graduate and I realize these numbers are all approximates but it does seem as though there are not many hours allocated for studying during the week compared to the class load. Any thoughts?