My school has decided to take class rank off of their transcripts…next year. We were told that our class was going to get them taken off but unfortunately it didn’t work out for us. I think I come from a pretty competitive public school and I am in the top 35th percentile of my class of 500+. However, since the common app has class rank reported by 10’s, I have to round it up and say I’m in the top 40th percentile.
My dad and I thought, “Ok, we just won’t report it then.” But our counselor advised us that it would be even more of a red flag not to have it, since it will look like we’re hiding something really terrible. I’m applying schools that a lot of other kids from my school are applying to as well, so it might turn out that I am the only one from my school in an application pool who doesn’t report it, which would be an even bigger red flag…right?
What do you think I should do, report it or not?