Will getting a P instead of a letter grade hurt my chances for graduate school?

If you are a strong student with a strong application, the Covid-19 pandemic should not hurt your chances of getting into graduate school. Below are several examples of colleges and universities updating their admission policies due to the Covid-19 pandemic:

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Graduate Admissions Office: We respect decisions regarding the adoption of Pass/No Record (or Credit/No Credit or Pass/Fail) and other grading options during the unprecedented period of COVID-19 disruptions, whether those decisions were made by institutions or by individual students.
  • The University of California announces plans to adjust admissions requirements to help students and families.