Does low class-rank kill my chances?
My "reach" schools consist of:
I currently attend Grapevine High School, while it is a public school, the competition here is nothing to scoff at. My current class rank is approx. 55/501... by the mid-year I will probably be teetering around the 10% mark.
I view this as my greatest weakness when applying to such high-standard schools, I lack any great "hooks" that can adequately make up for this... I'm not a URM, I haven't overcome any huge difficulty (my greatest would be living with seperated parents... who are still waging war with one another). I would view my "high-points" as being Captain of the debate team (we have some national recognition), caring for my dad's business while he was sick and scoring a 1550 on the SATI. I won't bother covering the other details because they all aren't anything special (mediocre volunteer hours, no other significant leadership roles, etc).
EDIT: Just one little tidbit, nothing too special, but I will have completed 13 AP courses by the end of Senior year... so far I've taken 5 and scored 4/5's on all of them.
I'm worried that without some amazing attribute, my class rank gives my a ghost's chance of being accepted into schools of such caliber.
Last edited by Sogui; 12-10-2005 at 03:36 PM.