Need Advice On Taking A Class P/NP!!

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calmova17
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Need Advice On Taking A Class P/NP!!

Postby calmova17 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:30 pm

Hi everyone!

I'm currently a junior English major at Cal. One of my literature classes is incredibly challenging, and a majority of the students are struggling. I want to go to law school, and my GPA is currently a 3.9. I'm trying to keep it pretty high for obvious reasons. I talked to my GSI and while getting a B in that class would be a serious achievement (can't emphasize how hard it's been), but I know the admissions don't know that, and thus don't care. I can't decide if it's better to take the class P/NP to keep my GPA up, or take a (potentially) B range grade. It's an elective class for my major, but still within my major, so I don't know how that will look. It would be the only P/NP class I end up taking if I choose to switch, but I'm just struggling! Please help! Thank you

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Re: Need Advice On Taking A Class P/NP!!

Postby cavalier1138 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:36 pm

Law schools care much more about GPA than some weird notion of academic honor. As long as your transcript isn't littered with P/F courses, take the option and keep that stellar GPA.

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Re: Need Advice On Taking A Class P/NP!!

Postby LawTweet » Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:41 pm

calmova17 wrote:Hi everyone!

I'm currently a junior English major at Cal. One of my literature classes is incredibly challenging, and a majority of the students are struggling. I want to go to law school, and my GPA is currently a 3.9. I'm trying to keep it pretty high for obvious reasons. I talked to my GSI and while getting a B in that class would be a serious achievement (can't emphasize how hard it's been), but I know the admissions don't know that, and thus don't care. I can't decide if it's better to take the class P/NP to keep my GPA up, or take a (potentially) B range grade. It's an elective class for my major, but still within my major, so I don't know how that will look. It would be the only P/NP class I end up taking if I choose to switch, but I'm just struggling! Please help! Thank you


I took 8 classes P/F, had a lower GPA, and got into all of the T14 but HYS. You'll be fine.

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Re: Need Advice On Taking A Class P/NP!!

Postby Mikey » Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:51 pm

You should be fine with 1 or a few P's on your transcript. As others have said, as long as you don't have an excessive amount you should be fine.

I have 1 P on my transcript and it looks so much better than the C or D I was going to get in that class. Only reason I did the Pass/fail option was because schools don't care about 1 P, so you'll be fine!




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