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Question on Pass/No-Pass

  1. Aug 15, 2012 #1
    This semester I will be cross enrolling in an Honors Linear Algebra course at a local university in addition to my CC classes. While this is really great, it's also created some odd obstacles for choosing my schedule for the semester. Since my CC is on the semester schedule and the university is on the quarter system, I won't be starting the university class until the end of Sept while my CC classes start this coming Monday.

    In order to maintain my full-time status, I had to register for 12 units at my CC and then I will be adding on the Linear Algebra course after about a month. I was originally going to take Physics, but it was very conflicting with my other courses that I had to take. My other option was C++, but then I would only have 11 units for the first month, losing my full time status and making a huge p.i.t.a. to get my financial aid. So, I am taking Russian as my elective.

    I have my foreign language satisfied already (Spanish) and am just taking this due to the full-time issue and the fact it has some relevance to my major (since many math graduate programs do a basic test in German, French, or Russian). I am genuinely interested in learning foreign languages, but I also want to be able to focus on my honors courses this semester (Calc II and Lin Alg). Should I apply for Pass/No-Pass? I ask because I don't know if this would be frowned upon when I apply for transfer or to grad schools, etc. I don't want to do P/NP to be able to slack off, I just want the option to focus more on my math courses if I have a period where it is particularly demanding.
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  3. Aug 16, 2012 #2
    I'd take it P/NP, no question.
  4. Aug 16, 2012 #3
    Go Pass-No Pass. You won't regret it.
  5. Aug 18, 2012 #4
    Great. Thanks for you replies. I suspect this will make my semester far more enjoyable (if the teacher allows P/NP)!
  6. Aug 18, 2012 #5
    Its possible that the honors class you are taking can add some units for financial aid consideration. I have done exactly what you are doing and took some classes at a quarter type university as well as some at a semester type community college. I had 10 semester units at the CC and 4 quarter units at the university which, when converted to semester units, came out to be 12.66 semester units total. That allowed me to officially have full time status. I would check with your financial aid department for a concurrent enrollment form or what ever they would call it if they have it.
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