Pass/fail grades on transcript

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armysgt
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Pass/fail grades on transcript

Postby armysgt » Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:58 pm

How do top schools look at a "P" for pass on the transcript?

I'm asking because I want to take some courses that are interesting, but may hurt my GPA.
By taking it as a P/F course, I can be free from such stress since P's don't have any affect on my GPA...

But I already have a few, so I'm wondering how adcoms will view P's peppered here and there.

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Re: Pass/fail grades on transcript

Postby jetsfan1 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:01 pm

and for your lsac gpa these dont have any effect, correct?

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Re: Pass/fail grades on transcript

Postby armysgt » Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:14 pm

jetsfan1 wrote:and for your lsac gpa these dont have any effect, correct?


Yes, that's correct.

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Re: Pass/fail grades on transcript

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:15 pm

If you have a ton, they may wonder why and think it's a bit sketch. But they won't care much.

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Re: Pass/fail grades on transcript

Postby 02889 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:53 pm

I have a bunch on my transcript, but it hasn't hurt me too bad. I'm getting into the same schools I would expect to if my transcript had no P/F grades, so I do think it's mostly a non-factor. I feel like you're fine unless 30/32 of your grades were "pass" and you had a 4.0 GPA because your other 2 classes were A's, in which case it might be too much.

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Re: Pass/fail grades on transcript

Postby Dmini7 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:57 pm

02889 wrote:I have a bunch on my transcript, but it hasn't hurt me too bad. I'm getting into the same schools I would expect to if my transcript had no P/F grades, so I do think it's mostly a non-factor. I feel like you're fine unless 30/32 of your grades were "pass" and you had a 4.0 GPA because your other 2 classes were A's, in which case it might be too much.


Sort of off topic but do most schools let you take a lot of P/f courses? I was told I could Bly take one(although i may have misinterpreted that and it may mean only one course in my major can be p/f).

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Re: Pass/fail grades on transcript

Postby gaud » Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:57 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:If you have a ton, they may wonder why and think it's a bit sketch. But they won't care much.

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Re: Pass/fail grades on transcript

Postby 02889 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:35 pm

Dmini7 wrote:
02889 wrote:I have a bunch on my transcript, but it hasn't hurt me too bad. I'm getting into the same schools I would expect to if my transcript had no P/F grades, so I do think it's mostly a non-factor. I feel like you're fine unless 30/32 of your grades were "pass" and you had a 4.0 GPA because your other 2 classes were A's, in which case it might be too much.


Sort of off topic but do most schools let you take a lot of P/f courses? I was told I could Bly take one(although i may have misinterpreted that and it may mean only one course in my major can be p/f).

Well, I'm not sure I'm qualified to answer, as I went to one of those crazy liberal schools where grades don't matter, and we're all too distracted by hugging each other to learn anything anyway.

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Re: Pass/fail grades on transcript

Postby Zoomie » Tue Jan 15, 2013 3:53 pm

I have a ton of these through the "Community College of the Air Force" and military courses. They don't count towards GPA at all. They are included in my CAS report but don't have any bearing on anything. If you are military, I'm sure they see this all the time.




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