I will be studying abroad with a US institution different from my university, so my university will take my grades into account my cumulative gpa (but not my university gpa). 2 of the courses don't worry me, but the other two are economics courses that aren't necessarily my expertise. I have a high 3.9 gpa and am fully confident that I could get As in those courses, but I AM ABROAD and want to invest time in other things (one of the courses is a 20 hr/week internship which means a lot to me) How would it look if I took 2 courses pass/fail? How much benefit could I get if those courses are difficult? Namely, I've taken some pretty difficult courses at my university and got through them, which is why I'm confident I could get As in them, but I much prefer to ease off. At the same time, I feel that I would probably end up studying more for those courses and getting the As ANYWAYS because I do care about grades pretty seriously (but then have no letter grade to show for it, just a pass/fail). So what is everyone's thoughts in reference to taking courses pass/fail while abroad when medical schools look at your transcript?