18 Pass/Fail credits?

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18 Pass/Fail credits?

Postby Like_Spike » Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:40 pm

I know these pass/fail threads get old but I was wondering if anyone could give me some advice.

I've already taken 4 courses pass/fail for a total of 15 hours (three required 4 hour foreign language courses and one 3 hour grad course). I'm taking a class right now where I'm almost assuredly going to get a B in and the deadline to change it to pass/fail is this week. My GPA = 3.807 so getting a B will probably drop me down .02-.04 points depending on how I do in my other courses. Since I've already taken 15 hours pass/fail do you think this is one of those "in for a penny, in for a pound" situations or will taking a 5th course P/F hurt me? I know having one or two P/F isn't a big deal but I'm not sure where the threshold lies for the number taken.

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Re: 18 Pass/Fail credits?

Postby jptw88 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:04 pm

No, the PASS grades don't really hurt you. Although it does look better to the ad comms if you have A's or B in place, having PASS mark(s) won't hurt your admissions chances if your LSAT meet or exceeds the law school's median.

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Re: 18 Pass/Fail credits?

Postby Like_Spike » Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:21 pm

So do you think I should take the B and have my GPA drop a bit or should I pass/fail it since I've already taken 15 hours p/f anyway?

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Re: 18 Pass/Fail credits?

Postby Nova » Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:30 pm

I would take the P over the B any day

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Re: 18 Pass/Fail credits?

Postby Like_Spike » Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:57 pm

Thanks, much appreciated!




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