I'm a second year Physics(Major) and Mathematics(Double Major) student and in this summer term I'm taking a piano lecture as not included, i.e it doesn't have any affect on my CGPA and taking FF or NA from it doesn't have any penalty.However, due to some problems with the instructor, I will not attend the final exam, hence I'm going to either take NA or FF.

However, after completing my undergraduate degree, I'm going to apply for Graduate school(Phd, not master) in a STEM field, so my question is that will taking NA from a not-included lecture affect my application to Graduate school ?

Note: I'm going to take(hopefully) a violin lecture in the next summer term.


FF: The lowest letter grade.

NA: Not attended.

CGPA: Cumulative grade points average.It is the overall average grade of your transcript.

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    What is FF and NA? – Austin Henley Aug 7 '17 at 12:53
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    Also GPA (I think it's some sort of grading in the US?) – M'vy Aug 7 '17 at 12:53
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    You are applying to Ph.D. program in physics or math? Then failing one piano course should not disqualify you. No need to explain. A failed physics course should be explained. – GEdgar Aug 7 '17 at 13:45
  • @AustinHenley See my edit. – onurcanbektas Aug 7 '17 at 14:07
  • @GEdgar I didn't thought it would disqualify me, but will there be even a slightest "hmm" moment in the admission committee ? – onurcanbektas Aug 7 '17 at 16:50