Randomnumbers wrote:And for all the ridiculous hypos being thrown around, the percentiles moved either .02 or .03. There was minor adjustments - the main difference is a few extra students will be able to put top 10% or top 15% on their resumes when before they were just outside of it. This might help a few students get jobs with firms that have cutoffs - specifically, those students who stay at the school. It won't harm transfer students in any way, it won't harm those who asked for certifications and didn't leave (unless they honestly think that a classmate listing a slightly different percentile for the top 15% cutoff will actually effect anything). Sure, if you are #2 or 4 in class and now someone else is also #2 or 4 in the class, or even *gasp* listed one position higher on their resume (Even though employers can still see that you have a better GPA than that person).
This fuss brought to you by the same class who have people that list their class rank and GPA and CALI awards on their linkedin accounts. If it's not harming you in the job or transfer market (spoiler: it's not, it just might slightly help some of your classmates), the only harm is you get to feel like a little bit less superior to your classmates when you brag about your class rank.
(My heart bleeds)
Think it might be worth mentioning that the difference between Top 10% and Top 5% was .04 before reranking, difference between Top 10% and Top 15% is now .04, and difference between Top 25% and Top 20% is .02. For a school that doesn't rank after the top 5%, those "minor adjustments" are pretty significant. Let's say you had a 3.83 and asked for a Dean's Cert, if you end up staying then when you go to OCI your resume says top 15% and everyone who has a 3.82 gets to say top 10%, what's the justification for that? Either let both of them say top 10% if you care about helping your students so much or don't re-rank.