We moved over the summer and DS is a senior. He was in the top 8% at his old HS. His grades were merged with his first trimester grades at the new HS and has now dropped to the top 11%. He just finished his common app and the new HS will be using their transcript to send to colleges. Will the fact that he is no longer in the top 10% affect his chances at some reach schools? We moved from a very small school to a very large school. They offer many more honors and AP classes here and students take as few standard classes as possible to boost GPA. DS has taken all the available honors and AP classes at his old HS and then filled his schedule with standard classes and electives, even taking a class during lunch. I don't see how he can fairly be compared to students at his new HS.