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I got an A- in my microbio lab this semester. This isn't a prereq for med school so I was wondering if I should switch it to Pass/Fail because even tho its a good grade it would bring down my GPA slightly. Thoughts?
 
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This will probably bring down your gpa by 0.01. Based on your comments your gpa is in the high range of 3.75 +, so this should not matter.

From what I have heard before from more experienced ADCOMs any P/F in a science course, they usually equate to a C or worse, unless it is part of the COVID 19 process, where some colleges reverted to P/F for lots of courses. However if the other courses for this semester all have a letter grade, and this has a P/f, then they know it is not covid related change in grading for your college, and they may take this to mean you got a C.

I would keep the A-.
 
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This will probably bring down your gpa by 0.01. Based on your comments your gpa is in the high range of 3.75 +, so this should not matter.

From what I have heard before from more experienced ADCOMs any P/F in a science course, they usually equate to a C or worse, unless it is part of the COVID 19 process, where some colleges reverted to P/F for lots of courses. However if the other courses for this semester all have a letter grade, and this has a P/f, then they know it is not covid related change in grading for your college, and they may take this to mean you got a C.

I would keep the A-.
That's what I thought too I just wanted to get some advice, thanks!
 
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That's what I thought too I just wanted to get some advice, thanks!
I don't know if this is a joke or not. An A- will not keep you out of medschool. Likewise, a C won't either. I believe adcoms to be more holistic than your freshmen semester that you had a bad time or you just plainly are bad at a specific subject.
 

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