Pass/No Pass or D/F on transcript

Nursing Students Pre-Nursing



This is my first time posting here. I just got my second midterm score for A&P III and it is the worst exam score I have ever gotten in any class I have taken in college in the last few years. This class has been so challenging and unfortunately I didn't get off to a good start at the beginning of this term.

I am afraid I will end up with a D or F. C is still possible but by a long shot (have to get A's on lecture and lab finals). I am plan to apply to Oregon schools next winter so I am going to be retaking this class this summer.

My question is: What looks worse, a D/F or a No Pass grade option? My teacher will let me change to a P/NP option this week only. This won't hurt my GPA but I guess I know either way it looks bad. The school I'm taking my pre-reqs at lets you repeat courses and recalculats GPA with repeat courses that have the better grade.

Can you not just withdraw from the course? I think it'd be better to get a W than a NP or a D/F since a W just shows that you withdrew from the course and the reason could have been for several things outside of grades. An NP still shows that you made a D or less in order to not pass the class. So I guess if you are on course to make an F, the NP would be better because they could think you made a D?

Unfortunately not. It is far pass a withdraw date and it is generally even too late to change a grading option. My teacher allows for a late grading option change though so that's why it's my only option at this point.

I figured a NP is still bad lol. But at least it doesn't lower my GPA which I could do myself the favor and at least try to preserve that where I can. At least that's how I'm trying to think about it as. :(

Honestly, I don't think it will be the end of the world though if the programs you are looking into allows reattempts. Just spend the rest of your time in this class learning everything you can so that your next attempt will be less work and it will make it easier for you to make an A. Then, if the program you want to get into has an essay or interview component, you can always talk about how you don't quit and see failure not as an end but a way to improve because you were able to go from not passing this class to acing it.

Just check the programs you will be applying to since even if the college you go to now recalculates GPA, the nursing program you apply to may not count second attempts. (But that's in mostly very saturated states/cities.

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