New school for senior year, worried about rank etc

<p>I have no idea where I'm going to go to school next year, for my senior year of High School. All I know, is that it won't be my current one.</p>

<p>Relative course rigor: I know that, when applying to colleges, the number of APs you have taken is relative to how many were offered. I took almost all of the APs at my old school, 9, but my next school might have tons of APs offered, thus no longer looking as rigorous.</p>

<p>Rank: I have a good weighted GPA, 4.1, but a lower unweighted GPA, 3.6. Some high schools rank by unweighted GPA, so my class rank might be worse. My friend told me that his HS ranks by unweighted GPAs, and a 3.6 would only place the top 40%!!! I was in the top 10%, but because my school ranked me by my 4.1. </p>

<p>What should I do? Would it be worth commuting to a different school in my new city/town if it places be in a more favorable position for class rank and course rigor? Do you think the school administrations be willing to give me an estimate of where I would rank at their school?</p>

<p>haha dont worry about it. schools look at your entire transcript not just then. if you're doing well in APs then it should show that your doing well in APs... all schools rankby weighted if they offer weighted....otherwise it wouldnt be weighted now would it?</p>

<p>well, alright... but many high schools don't weigh grades. when i move, i'll just ask the high schools in my area, i guess.</p>

<p>I can't imagine that the chances of you going to a school that offers many more than 9 A.P. classes is a issue and as you don't know where the heck you are going - it's not worth stressing about. </p>

<p>Let us know the issues, when you know what they are.</p>

<p>Your college applications will be based almost entirely on your first three years, especially if you apply early action or for rolling admissions some place. We had to request official transcripts from the school my daughter attended for one year because the new school had the policy that it did not include any other school's grades on its transcripts. We used those for applications for programs and scholarships and sent a few to the new school to send with the official application packet. </p>

<p>Request an official copy from the high school you have been attending. Look at what it includes. It should have a profile describing the school and it may include your rank at the end of junior year (if it doesn't, you might ask them to add it). If you like how the old school transcript looks, request about as many official copies as you think you will be applying to schools. Once you find out where you will be attending school for senior year, ask them how they handle transcripts for transfer students and ask if the college counselor would be willing to include an official transcript from your former school in the application packets (or if you will need to send them yourself).</p>

<p>I think you are worrying about things that may or may not be an issue. Every admissions counselor out there will have just a little empathy for you transferring before senior year.</p>