I’m junior in college planning to apply for med school. Over the two years in college, I have taken 4 courses with P/NP grades, but only one of them was supposed to be in uniform grade (letter grade) and the other three were P/NP grading (where I don’t have a choice to obtain a letter grade). The one that I chose to take in P/NP was a Humanities course (took it for fun, then things went sideways). For the other three, two of them were half-credit Physics (Relativity and Quantum Mechanics, taken for fun) and one of them was a full-credit undergraduate research. The three fixed P/NP grading courses were taken over the pandemic, but the grading systems were P/NP regardless of the pandemic. Otherwise for grades, don’t know if this is important for evaluating this situation, I have a 4.07 GPA and have only As on my transcripts.
I guess my point is, will courses that are fixed P/NP grading (ones that I cannot ask for a letter grade) affect my chances? And how am I supposed to let med schools know about the school’s grading policy on a specific course especially when these are not written over the transcripts?
Thanks in advance for sharing your experience and knowledge! A little bit panicking right now, I didn’t know you are not supposed to take P/NP grading courses as a pre-med… That shows how well-informed I am…