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Hey,
I searched around the forums, and i couldnt find anyone asking about pass/fail for a sicence class...everyone talks about it for GE's, non-science, etc.

Well, Im taking physiology, an upper division biology class at my school, pass/fail, and was wondering if I made the wrong decision. I expected to be completely overwhelmed this semester (mcats, other science classes, volunteering,research) and wanted a class that i could take for fun. I WON'T be using it for my major credit. I have a 3.85 science/ 3.85 overall GPA.

should i worry about explaining why I took physio as pass/fail? I asked a number of advisors, and got mixed answers. Any help is much appreciated.

worst thing is, im doing really well in the class...haha.
thanks again.
 

apumic

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You're getting mixed answers because, well, it's sort of an iffy thing. With a great GPA, I doubt anyone will care too much unless you have a long track-record of P/F classes. If this is your only one, definitely don't worry about it. Even if you have several, your 3.8+ GPA should make up for it as long as you've taken other rigorous science courses for a grade.
 

simplyjas

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You're getting mixed answers because, well, it's sort of an iffy thing. With a great GPA, I doubt anyone will care too much unless you have a long track-record of P/F classes. If this is your only one, definitely don't worry about it. Even if you have several, your 3.8+ GPA should make up for it as long as you've taken other rigorous science courses for a grade.
Thanks for the advice. it is the only one, but i figured since it was in a subject that was so integral to medicine, it would be looked upon differently. Oh well, I'll stop stressing about it. :)
 

LuciusVorenus

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It depends how many units that gpa is based off of.

Why didn't you just audit the class if you wanted to take it for fun?
 

simplyjas

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It depends how many units that gpa is based off of.

Why didn't you just audit the class if you wanted to take it for fun?
Thats a good question. I still wanted the hours to count towards the overall credit requirement at my university, just not towards major credit. Plus, the decision was made at the last second...bad, i know.

As for the GPAs listed above, I'm a junior, so the overall is about 96-100 credits worth and the science is roughly 60-64.
THe class is worth 4 credits