Are 3 P/F classes too many?

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Are 3 P/F classes too many?

Postby Merloas » Sat Nov 10, 2012 4:50 am

Are 3 Pass/Fail classes going to hurt me in my cycle in an otherwise solid transcript? 3.97 LSDAS GPA, took 3 P/F classes during my first year in college just because I took the classes because I thought they were interesting. Introductory general education classes that have nothing to do with my major. Oh and I'm on the quarter system, if that matters.

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Re: Are 3 P/F classes too many?

Postby gaud » Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:56 am

Nope. Not gonna matter.

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Re: Are 3 P/F classes too many?

Postby WanderingPondering » Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:01 pm

Merloas wrote:Are 3 Pass/Fail classes going to hurt me in my cycle in an otherwise solid transcript? 3.97 LSDAS GPA, took 3 P/F classes during my first year in college just because I took the classes because I thought they were interesting. Introductory general education classes that have nothing to do with my major. Oh and I'm on the quarter system, if that matters.

Thank you


Yea, you're screwed. We should probably trade transcripts, and I'll give you mine with 0 P/F but a 3.1 GPA. I think it's a fair deal.

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Re: Are 3 P/F classes too many?

Postby Dany » Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:31 pm

gaud wrote:Nope. Not gonna matter.

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Re: Are 3 P/F classes too many?

Postby Merloas » Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:16 pm

Thanks, TLS.

A bit of clarification needed. Does the same hold true when I designated the classes P/F? They had a letter grade option, but I wasn't interested enough to take letter grades. I only have three though.

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Re: Are 3 P/F classes too many?

Postby gguuueessttt » Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:20 pm

Merloas wrote:Thanks, TLS.

A bit of clarification needed. Does the same hold true when I designated the classes P/F? They had a letter grade option, but I wasn't interested enough to take letter grades. I only have three though.


I doubt it will matter much. Maybe if your numbers are borderline and they are trying to decide between you and a hundred other people with similar numbers, they might take it into consideration. But otherwise, they aren't likely going to care. They still get to use the 3.97 for their stats so that is what's important to them.

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Re: Are 3 P/F classes too many?

Postby gaud » Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:20 pm

Merloas wrote:Thanks, TLS.

A bit of clarification needed. Does the same hold true when I designated the classes P/F? They had a letter grade option, but I wasn't interested enough to take letter grades. I only have three though.


I'm not sure. I would imagine they're not going to look that far into it. I don't think it will matter. You should be good.

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Re: Are 3 P/F classes too many?

Postby gaud » Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:21 pm

gguuueessttt wrote:They still get to use the 3.97 for their stats so that is what's important to them.


Yea, this too.

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Re: Are 3 P/F classes too many?

Postby Merloas » Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:09 am

Do you think an addendum might be beneficial, in any way?

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Re: Are 3 P/F classes too many?

Postby gguuueessttt » Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:15 am

Merloas wrote:Do you think an addendum might be beneficial, in any way?


No. It isn't a big deal. 3 P/F classes is not even a lot, really. And certainly not enough to make or break your application. Don't worry about it.

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Re: Are 3 P/F classes too many?

Postby Dany » Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:38 am

Absolutely do not write an addendum. It's not a big deal.

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Re: Are 3 P/F classes too many?

Postby Merloas » Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:51 am

Thank you for the help, all! Just trying to put the best application possible together but realize I'm getting a little neurotic now haha. :D

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Re: Are 3 P/F classes too many?

Postby bp shinners » Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:20 pm

And just to add to the 'it won't matter' wagon, I designated several classes that could have been graded as P/F myself, and it didn't affect my cycle.




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