My school offered the Winter 2020 quarter optional pass/fail (P/F) and our Spring 2020 quarter mandatory P/F. Before Winter 2020 grades are posted I have a 4.0 GPA. I received an A (English course) and a B+ (Statistics course) in my Winter 2020 classes. I didn’t do as well on the Stats final due to having Covid-19 which affected my studying for the final. The English course final was a paper I had completed before experiencing symptom which luckily allowed me to maintain my A.
I need advice on whether or not I should make the Winter 2020 quarter P/F to keep my GPA at a 4.0 rather than a 3.77 if I were to keep the letter grades. My school said they would annotate on our transcripts that the P/F is a result of the current pandemic.
My fear is that medical schools will frown upon an optional P/F.
Thank you for your time and thank you to Dr. Gray for all that you do for the pre-med community.