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Pass / Fail Covid 19 for a non pre-requisite course I got a B in



I just finished all of my finals for this semester and ended up getting 2 As, an A-, and a B for a semester GPA of 3.675 and an overall of 3.732. I am thinking of doing pass / fail for the course I got a B in because it would bring my semester GPA up to a 3.89 and my overall GPA to a 3.753. The course I got a B in was a nutrition class and was not a pre-requisite. Although the nutrition class would count towards my AACOMAS science GPA and would slightly lower it. Right now I am leaning towards doing pass-fail but would like some input on the matter.


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The advice I was given is that a B (or even a C for that matter) in any course looks better than a P. The reasoning being the adcom knows for sure that the grade is in fact a B, whereas a P could be anything from an A to a D-, and they could speculate as to why you opted for the P assuming the worst. Your GPA is honestly so good at this point that a single B (particularly in a non pre-req) is unlikely to tarnish it further in the eyes of adcoms (.03 difference). Best of luck!
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