Because of Covid 19, we are facing multiple dilemmas regarding putting courses on pass\fail option.
As an applied biology MSc student, my GPA is currently 4.10 out of 4. All of my courses are (A+) and (A), this semester I got one (A-) in Molecular biology, and I was going to apply pass/fail on it. It will affect my GPA (from 4.10 down to 4), but our University (J.U.S.T) provides the grade on the transcript even if it was counted as pass/fail, so that the universities outside my country could evaluate me more easily, (A-) is not terrible at all and it's actually good. But i didn't want to gamble on the GPA since I've got 4 courses left.
Will considering this one course as pass/fail affect my PhD chances?