How do you think Adcoms will look at courses taken as pass/fail instead of letter grades. My semester is all A's except one B+ which will lower my gpa. I'd prefer to take it as a pass to keep my gpa, but I've heard people may assume my grade is worse.
In response to your post:
Some adcoms will view a P/F grade as an "average" grade - especially if the rest of the student's grades in the same semester
are letter grades
, and not P/F grades.
Some adcoms might assume the student was cherry-picking opportunities to "hide" a low course grade; and therefore selectively chose the P/F option to hide an "average" grade (e.g., to hide a letter grade of anything less than an "A"). In other words, some adcoms might
view the P/F as GPA protection, and assume the student earned nothing higher than a "passing" score in the course (e.g., "C" letter grade).
In your case, your letter grade of B+ is higher than an "average" grade. Suggest you take the B+ grade.
To be honest, I would notice a P/F in this case because it will be the sole P/F in a single semester that shows letter grades of all A's for all other courses in the same semester - especially if the P/F is for a pre-requisite. Yup, it would catch my attention, but that's just me.