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Sending class rank

Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:27 pm
by lala789
My applications are already complete and under review at many schools I have applied to, but I just received my class rank this week. I am in the top 2% and I don't really think it will help/hurt to tell them my rank because my GPA is just shy of a 4.0.

Do I need to send it to the schools? I am concerned this might delay the reviewing process.

Re: Sending class rank

Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:29 pm
by lavarman84
Most schools require it and it's typically what they base their decision on.

Re: Sending class rank

Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:35 pm
by lala789
Okay thanks! Does it need to come from my school or can I just send them an email with the information?

Re: Sending class rank

Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:37 pm
by lavarman84
lala789 wrote:Okay thanks! Does it need to come from my school or can I just send them an email with the information?


I don't know. My plan is to email them it so they have it ahead of time and have my school confirm (with a letter or email). I'd expect you have to have your school confirm it. Might want to ask the schools you're applying to.

Re: Sending class rank

Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:34 pm
by BVest
The dean's cert your current school sent may have included it.

Re: Sending class rank

Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:37 pm
by lala789
Unfortunately it wasn't available when the cert was sent a few weeks back.

I just feel like I'm not sure what sending in the rank adds at this point...especially if my file is already complete.

Re: Sending class rank

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:59 am
by sandwhich
Send it. They don't know your school' grading scale. If you're at one of those schools where the gpa goes up to 4.33 or the curve is a 3.4, a 4.0 becomes significantly less impressive. Your class rank will inform them that this is not the case.