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Can you graduate college using all pass/fail courses?

I was watching Community and Leonard was leading for valedictorian but it turned out he took 1 class and got an A and since then took all pass/fail courses to keep his 4.0 GPA. Is that even possible? Obviously its just a tv show but I was curious if that actually could happen. 😂 graduate passfail community

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J.’s Answer

I found this to be an interesting question. I am currently in an online program for my graduate studies and it is entirely a pass/fail system. A pass is considered to be worth a 3.0 or a "B" grade. This institution does offer an undergraduate program but I am unaware of how that grading system is structured.
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Jim’s Answer


Just my opinion, but I would think it highly unlikely that an accredited 4 year institution would allow you to take all pass fail courses.

Best idea to know for certain is to check with the particular institution you are interested in attending.

Good luck with everything!
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Alex’s Answer

I think you usually need to have take 30+ hours at a particular college to quality for things like valedictorian, or the fancy latin phrases like "summa cum laude" or "magna cum laude". I actually went to a community college for an associates degree. My GPA was so-so there. About a decade later, I pursued a bachelor then masters at another college. At that college, my completed community college credits transferred only as 'pass' (i.e. 4.0). With this and a very high GPA for the bachelor and masters work, I was able to get the fancy latin phrases called out when I walked, even though those community college credits were certainly not fancy latin phrase worthy.

To the original question, I doubt that you could complete a two-year degree with only pass/fail type classes (at least at the colleges I'm aware of)