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Has anyone done pass/no pass for a pre-req for a nursing program, mine is specifically mathHeres the situation, i cant get into any math classes in my college (they are full, and ive petitioned with no luck, usually there is about 50-60 people trying to petition for 5 spots)so i am planning to CLEP my math class, but my college gives a P/NP if u take the CLEP examhas anyone done this for their nursing pre-reqs?
Yes I have taken CLEP exams for some nursing pre-reqs, and regardless of the pass/fail, if you passed the CLEP you should be fine. At least a 50 is usually required, and that passing score actually equates to a "C" grade for the course. The higher your score on the exam, the higher the "grade". (so to speak) It doesn't harm your chances at all, it didn't harm mine. I just had to submit my official test score to the program, and it was accepted (and yes the courses had minimum required grades needed and the scores weren't a problem for that.)
Don't be alarmed by the pass fail thing because from what I understand all schools are sort of like this, and usually don't give a letter grade for the CLEP. It's just like any credit by examination test where you test out of a course. It doesn't factor into your actual GPA at all so it doesn't help it or harm it.
But if it's a grade you are looking to receive rather then just the credit for the course, then you may need to take the actual course to get a letter grade.