MFE admissions

tunatuni

New Member
Hey guys,
I'm currently a freshman in a top 20 ranked university in the world studying maths in econ and finance. And currently, my school released that we can choose a pass or fail method for our transcripts. But this semester I was not doing well since I was doing a project. Do you think pass/fail in transcripts will affect my admissions to the top 10 MFE programs in quant net. Its an econ course if that helps.

*also whats a suitable gpa to apply these schools, my school is notorious for grade deflation.....
 

Godzzzzh

Member
C++ Student
I guess it is U of T hhhh. Try your best on the course as it is not ended yet. I suggest you do not CR any core courses cuz grad school will look at your core course. However, i believe it is only a 100 series course, so it does not really matter for graduate school application. Maintain your cgpa above 3.7, you will get a fair chance to enter the top10 program.
 

PongoShib

Member
Given that this pandemic is kind of a big deal, I don't think any program would fault you for pass/failing all your classes for that matter. I have a 3.6 GPA at a US Top 20 and got into a 3 of the top 10 program (the only 3 I applied to).
 

tunatuni

New Member
Given that this pandemic is kind of a big deal, I don't think any program would fault you for pass/failing all your classes for that matter. I have a 3.6 GPA at a US Top 20 and got into a 3 of the top 10 program (the only 3 I applied to).
thanks for your reply do you mind sharing your major?
 

tunatuni

New Member
I guess it is U of T hhhh. Try your best on the course as it is not ended yet. I suggest you do not CR any core courses cuz grad school will look at your core course. However, i believe it is only a 100 series course, so it does not really matter for graduate school application. Maintain your cgpa above 3.7, you will get a fair chance to enter the top10 program.
lmao yea core courses as in? ( like my math courses?) cause Im planning to cr econ.
*Are u from uoft too?
 

Godzzzzh

Member
C++ Student
lmao yea core courses as in? ( like my math courses?) cause Im planning to cr econ.
*Are u from uoft too?
Yes, U of T. As you will apply for MFE programs, thus, math is definitely more important relative to econ course. So, do not CR math course. I am not sure about econ course. The only reason I say "do not CR" is that there are rumours saying that CR mandatory course will have some negative effects.
 
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