Will Choosing Pass/Fail for Senior APs Hurt College Chances?

Vlada Karpovich/Pexels

I'm a high school senior looking for some information on taking AP classes pass/fail vs. grades during COVID. My school has condensed classes each semester into two sets of four classes. This has made the workload for AP classes that usually span the whole semester to happen in half that time. I'm struggling keeping it all in balance and wondering if it would be better to take an AP class pass/fail vs. getting a lower letter grade that could hurt my GPA. I'm not at risk of failing, just not getting an A, which would maintain my 4.0. The five AP classes I'm taking this semester are AP Calculus AB, AP Physics 1, AP Bio, AP Language and Composition, AP Government. I've already taken AP US History, AP Literature and Composition, AP Chemistry, AP 3D Design, and AP Human Geography. AP Calc is the one that's giving me the most trouble. I'm applying to college for marine science if that helps. Thank you.

Keep reading Show less
Find Your Best Fit
Find your best fit college and track your favorite colleges.
Connect with your future classmates
Offer not stacking up? These articles may help
Expert advice and answers to common SAT and ACT questions