Randomnumbers wrote:So instead of being #5 in the class alone, someone else might also be #5? Gee, yeah, that's really gonna hurt things. But when ten of the top 20 or so students transfer out, all the people who didn't leave have a chance at doing better at OCI. From the perspective of trying to get the most people in your class a good job, I don't see the problem. It's not like you lose your rank.
What about when that person stays and is now at a lower rank than people with a lower GPA? Surely like others have said, not all people who apply to transfer actually transfer. How is it fair to punish them simply for putting in a transfer app, but then deciding to stay? It's one thing if the school would readjust the rankings if the person stays, but they don't, per the OP. They just share a rank.