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OMG: Hi I'm planning on taking a full course load this spring which will be term 2A. I want to finish school as soon as possible and go straight though. Anyone else doing this or have any advice? Thanks!

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  1. I've done it a number of times throughout my career. You get really burnt out by term 5 in a row going straight through but all power to you if that's what you want.

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    1. I did 6 consecutive terms. The burnout is real.

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    2. Can confirm. Did 5 straight terms, was completely burnt out after the fifth.

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  2. I did 8 consecutive terms and it was the worst decision of my life. I spent the term after that pretty much just loafing around and wasting time/money/etc. End result: I still don't get to graduate early.

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  3. pffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff

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  4. undergrad has been the best time of my life. I don't think you should try to finish it so quickly without having a good future plan.

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  5. I did 8 consecutive school terms, and I'm really glad I did it. However, if you do start to experience burnout, I recommend taking a term off to relax (something I probably should have done.)

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    1. Hi, thanks for the advice! This is a more personal question and you don't have to answer but how did you afford to do 8 terms in a row? I work part time and get OSAP and am worried that won't be enough.

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    2. I saved a lot of money through working while I was in high school, I worked at this same job whenever I went home during the school year (winter break, reading week, etc), and I also worked as a TA for 4 or 5 terms (I didn't get a lot of money from this, but every little bit is helpful). I also got some money from OSAP. I made sure to live in places with relatively cheap rent, and not spend too much money on things I didn't need. It is possible to do, you just might not have a lot of extra money.

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