Is Pass Fail bad for med school?
Yes, but do not take any of the premed prerequisites pass/fail, unless you are taking them during the first semester of your freshman year. Medical schools want to see that you have challenged yourself academically, so don’t overuse the pass/fail option.
Do you have to get straight A’s to get into medical school?
Reality: It is helpful to have a high grade point average when applying to medical school, but straight A’s are not always needed. Your overall grade point average is only part of the equation. Medical schools also review your grades in science classes, extracurricular activities, volunteer work and medical experience.
Is Harvard Med School Pass Fail?
So that no applicants are disadvantaged as a result of this unprecedented event, HMS will accept pass/fail grading for spring, summer and fall coursework during 2020. HMS also appreciates that the COVID-19 pandemic has led to the cancellation of MCAT testing dates.