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Question About Class Rank

Postby SeattleStorm » Thu Sep 15, 2016 2:16 pm

I graduated summa cum laude, which at my university indicates is within the top 2%. I am fairly certain that my uGPA would put me within the top 1%, although I am not sure how to verify that. On my LSAC transcript summary page, my cumulative GPA percentile rank is listed as 99%. Is this sufficient evidence to show that my class rank is top 1%? I'm not sure if LSAC receives that info when they receive my school transcript, and I would like to report my class rank accurately when completing my law school applications. Thank you

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Re: Question About Class Rank

Postby rpupkin » Thu Sep 15, 2016 2:20 pm

SeattleStorm wrote:I graduated summa cum laude, which at my university indicates is within the top 2%. I am fairly certain that my uGPA would put me within the top 1%, although I am not sure how to verify that. On my LSAC transcript summary page, my cumulative GPA percentile rank is listed as 99%. Is this sufficient evidence to show that my class rank is top 1%? I'm not sure if LSAC receives that info when they receive my school transcript, and I would like to report my class rank accurately when completing my law school applications. Thank you

No one in law school admissions cares whether you were top 2% or top 1% at your undergraduate university. They care your numeric GPA. Put down your GPA and your summa cum laude designation, and leave it at that.

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Re: Question About Class Rank

Postby UVAIce » Thu Sep 15, 2016 2:38 pm

SeattleStorm wrote:I graduated summa cum laude, which at my university indicates is within the top 2%. I am fairly certain that my uGPA would put me within the top 1%, although I am not sure how to verify that. On my LSAC transcript summary page, my cumulative GPA percentile rank is listed as 99%. Is this sufficient evidence to show that my class rank is top 1%? I'm not sure if LSAC receives that info when they receive my school transcript, and I would like to report my class rank accurately when completing my law school applications. Thank you


Unless you're in the unique situation of having a low GPA with a high class/program rank (this can happen in some non-grade inflation schools and some STEM programs), putting your class rank next to your GPA would be like putting a percentile ranking next to your LSAT score; it's pointless.

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Re: Question About Class Rank

Postby LawschoolHopeful2k16 » Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:50 pm

SeattleStorm wrote:I graduated summa cum laude, which at my university indicates is within the top 2%. I am fairly certain that my uGPA would put me within the top 1%, although I am not sure how to verify that. On my LSAC transcript summary page, my cumulative GPA percentile rank is listed as 99%. Is this sufficient evidence to show that my class rank is top 1%? I'm not sure if LSAC receives that info when they receive my school transcript, and I would like to report my class rank accurately when completing my law school applications. Thank you


Yes it is sufficient evidence. The schools you apply to see the sheet with the cumulative GPA percentile rank and know that it means how you stacked up compared to other LSAT takers from your school.

Source: i heard this straight from a dean of admissions



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