Jump to content

Pass/Fail Option for Science Course?


Recommended Posts

I'm a second-year undergrad taking a Botany course as a Breadth requirement. It's a real pain in the ass, and I'm anticipating a final grade of about B, which will lower my GPA.

I'm considering converting my grade to a Pass/Fail option, which will keep it from hurting my GPA. Of course, I'd like to know how this will affect my chances of being admitted into grad school in the future. How will tacking on an additional Pass/Fail course affect adcoms' perception of me?

By the way, right now, my current GPA is a 3.897 with no previous Pass/Fails and 1 previous Late Withdrawal in Physics (for a "W" on the transcript). In short, I'd like to know: When admissions committees look at grades outside of your field, is it better to have a "B" or a "Pass" on your transcript?

Edited by thedig13
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.