Study Time Calculator

Calculate Your Available Study Time

There are a lot of daily activities that take time. With careful planning you can manage that time and accomplish your goals for a week. The first step in the planning process is to take an inventory of how much time you spend on these daily activities. The next step is to set goals and decide what kinds of adjustments you can make to allow yourself plenty of time for studying.

The calculator below provides you with an easy way to assess how much time you will have to devote to your studies if you continue to spend your time as you do now. To use the calculator simply fill in all the boxes except those in the gray shaded areas and then click the appropriate buttons with the equal signs. The results of each calculation will appear in the shaded areas. 

  Number of Hours per Day Number of Days per week Click Button to Calculate Number of hours per week

On the average, how many hours do you sleep in each 24 hour period?

x 7

On the average, how many hours a day do you engage in grooming activities?

x 7

On the average, how many hours a day do you spend on meals, including preparation and clean-up time?

x 7

On the average, how many hours a day do you spend doing errands like buying groceries or doing your laundry?

x 7

On the average, how many hours do you spend commuting each day and how many days do you commute? Include the time you spend walking from bus stop or parking lot to your destinations.


On the average, how many hours do you spend each week doing activities like participating in a student organization activities,  playing organized sports, or going to church?

On the average, how many hours per week do you spend on leisure activities like going out with friends, watching TV, reading for pleasure, working out, or going to parties? Don't underestimate this one!

On the average, how many hours a week do you work at a job?

How many hours do you now spend or plan to spend in class each week? Be sure to include time to get from one class to another in the time commitment here.

That's all the information needed to calculate your available study time. The next section will give you the results.
Click this button to compute the total number of hours you are spending each week engaged in daily living activities and school activities. Total Number of Hours Committed per Week

Now you can click this button to find out how many hours remain for studying given that there are 168 hours in a week. Hours Available for Study per Week

For every hour you spend in class expect to spend a minimum of 2 hours of out-of-class study time. Click this button to determine whether you have enough time or too little for your study requirements. If it is a minus value you need to make some adjustments in your time commitments and recalculate. Balance

After using the calculator check out the tips on Time Management.
This study time calculator has been adapted from a well done series on
study skills created by Virginia Tech.