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Class rank Weighted/Unweighted?

xplizitdanxplizitdan Registered User Posts: 49 Junior Member
edited October 2006 in College Admissions
When colleges look at your class rank, do they consider your weighted or unweighted? My unweighted class rank is barely in the second decile (~20%) while my weighted class rank is barely in the first decile (~10%).
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Replies to: Class rank Weighted/Unweighted?

  • candyman990candyman990 Registered User Posts: 182 Junior Member
    most schools will say on the counselor recommendatuion form..."If weighted rank is available give weighted rank".
  • IsleBoyIsleBoy Registered User Posts: 2,681 Senior Member
    Probably both weighted and unweighted class rank. The unweighted class rank does not tell adcomes much about rigor of classes that one takes...while the weighted rank gives context to performance within your school. Thus, an unweighted class rank punishes those who have taken more rigorous courses, while in the weighted rank those that take AP, IB, etc...get a boost that reflects the stats "corrected" for difficulty.
  • PipingHotTofuPipingHotTofu Registered User Posts: 572 Member
    yeah...IsleBoy pretty much sums it up there.....

    I'm getting screwed over because my school doesn't weight. Unweighted my gpa is in the top 10%, but if it were weighted, I'd be in the top 5%....this doesn't allow me to apply to any programs that require top 5%
  • ScrewedHopefulScrewedHopeful Registered User Posts: 141 Junior Member
    why dont you switch schools?
  • IsleBoyIsleBoy Registered User Posts: 2,681 Senior Member
    Flootloop:

    Probably a better way to do it than most....
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