Advising Center

Time Management Calculator

Please use the tool provided below to plan out a typical week during a normal semester of seminary. Our hope is that this tool will help you wisely account for all of the most important things in life so that you can keep first things first!

Activity Hours per Week
Spiritual Disciplines

Physical exercise has some value, but godliness is valuable in every way.

Physical Fitness

Physical exercise may only have some value, but sitting around profits nothing.


Part-time employment is a requirement for receiving financial aid.


Community involvement and support are essential parts of the Christian life.


A DTS internship often requires 7-10 hours per week.


Take delight in God's creation!


Traffic to and from campus, work, and church can consume hours a week.


Most people need around 8 hours of sleep each night: 56 hours.


Even a taco-run takes time.

Family Time

Call your mother. Date your husband.

Personal Prep

Good looks take time.

Chores/Errands/Paying Bills

We have not found a way for these to take care of themselves, yet.


Those things you just can't categorize, such as Facebook, blogs, Netflix.

Credit Hours

This will help you determine how many hours will be spent in lecture and homework.

Lecture Hours

Lecture hours are approximately equal to credit hours.


For every hour in lecture each week, plan to spend 2-3 hours in outside work.

Committed 0 hrs. 0%

Each week contains 168 hours.

Free Time 168 hrs. 100%

Try to maintain a slight buffer (10-20 hours) just in case of emergencies and unforeseen circumstances.