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A semester on pass / fail basis ?

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A semester on pass / fail basis ? [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2012, 14:47
Hey guys,

I am still in undergrad and next semester I will be on exchange abroad and my host university notified me that I will be on Pass / fail basis. This basically means that I will only have "P" grades which will add credits but will not change my GPA.
I am having second thoughts about it. Do you think it will be better to ask to be on a regular A B C D F basis ? I am not sure how will admission officers react to this when I apply to business school or other grad school :)
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Re: A semester on pass / fail basis ? [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2012, 14:56
Your university might treat is as Pass/Fail but the host/local university might still give grades. In case they do the grades won't be factored into your GPA, but MBA schools will still want that transcript, and in some cases even ask you to factor it into your GPA (sometimes they ask for last two years, which usually includes abroad time).

So basically assuming you will still get local grades, the fact that it is Pass/Fail at home means very little.
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Re: A semester on pass / fail basis ? [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2012, 15:00
The thing is that I am not sure whether they will give me regular grades. Last time I checked the registration website on my host school it says that I am on P/F basis, and this is the system of my host school, not the one of my home school.
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Re: A semester on pass / fail basis ? [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2012, 15:23
Everyone class in my major was "pass/fail" as we received written recommendations instead. The admissions committee has seen it all. You don't need to worry about it.
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Re: A semester on pass / fail basis ? [#permalink] New post 13 Dec 2012, 08:34
Does not matter at all if you take your courses pass/fail or not. Enjoy your time abroad.
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