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Should I change my grades to pass/fail?
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Where I live, I have the option to change any grades from my last year of school to pass/fail instead of letter grades (A, B, C, D, F). I ruined my perfect GPA this past year due to a variety of reasons, namely distractions and COVID challenges. Now, since I have the option to do so, should I change my B's and C's to pass/fail and keep my A's as is? Would college become suspicious about why only my A's are left alone from this past year on my transcript, while some other classes are pass/fail? What should I do? I know this will affect my GPA - any pass/fail grades won't count towards or against my GPA and considering how I had a perfect 4.0 pre-11th grade, I might as well.

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3 years ago

If you think it will help your GPA more than it will hurt, then change it to pass/fail. I wouldn't do pass/fail for core classes because the actual letter grades is what motivates me to really focus in those classes, but it depends on the person. On electives, it may be useful to do pass/fail because it isn't a class that should have a lot of attention placed on it and is one you just need to pass.

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