i'm in college right now, community college, and i have a 3.5, on the dean's list, and the phi theta kappa, so you can base this off my experience.
I hope you know that online classes are torture.
for this very reason, i've never taken them.
people will tell you all about it. yeah, that sounds exciting but its HARDER than regular class. You have to do much more work and writing to make up for the lack of class time. therefore you're doing more work than if you actually attended the class.
from my smartest and hard working friends to the ones who dont do much work, they all say its busy busy busy. way harder work to do. i mean more tedious and longer. more reading. i mean i'd say it wasnt worth it.
okay so i took us history first semester too but not online. it was 3 units i think as well. i got an A, but the teacher was nice too but yeah there was actually information you had to learn but lecture gave me a lot of it so i could be lenient on the readings..you wont be able to taking that online it's going to actually be hard work.
that amount of credit could be manageable if you were taking them in a physical class setting. but since you're not, you may just struggle.
i believe i took 14-15 credits my first semester? i took science, history, english, a 1 unit class.. that's all i remember sorry memory is fading! but yeah it's definitely manageable. however, 18?! that's a whole lot. some ppl arent even allowed to take that many- post secondary students, for instance.
honestly, you'll graduate within 2 years without needing to pile up on everything. seriously just chart out the classes you need for the full 2 years and you're gonna graduate on time. dont try to choke in all those classes and think you're being smart. it can be actually very dumb if you're sacrificing doing good work since you tried to cram everything in.
i'd suggest you take all physical in-class courses, some required ones to get them out of the way, plus like that easy lower credit one.
i mean seriously you dont need to choke yourself out trying to load all those classes in. even out your load. or else you might just topple over.
so try to sort through all my rambling and good blessings!