What's the biggest drop in class rankings people have seen

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SKlei
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What's the biggest drop in class rankings people have seen

Postby SKlei » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:54 pm

I am currently ranked in the top 13% of my class ( had a 3.66 gpa, curve is 3.0) and need to be in the top 25% to keep my scholarship. I was wondering what is the biggest drop in class rankings people have seen from fall to spring grades. I am starting to get worried I won't be in the top 25% after this semester.

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Re: What's the biggest drop in class rankings people have seen

Postby jessuf » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:08 pm

Why don't you calculate what the minimum GPA is that you can get in order to be at top 25% at the end of the year?

I wanted to see what GPA I could get to remain inside top 10%, and even if I get median grades this semester, I'm fine. I found that reassuring. 12% is a big drop.

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Re: What's the biggest drop in class rankings people have seen

Postby ph14 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:47 pm

Jessuf wrote:Why don't you calculate what the minimum GPA is that you can get in order to be at top 25% at the end of the year?

I wanted to see what GPA I could get to remain inside top 10%, and even if I get median grades this semester, I'm fine. I found that reassuring. 12% is a big drop.


Wait, how does that work?

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Re: What's the biggest drop in class rankings people have seen

Postby 09042014 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:53 pm

SKlei wrote:I am currently ranked in the top 13% of my class ( had a 3.66 gpa, curve is 3.0) and need to be in the top 25% to keep my scholarship. I was wondering what is the biggest drop in class rankings people have seen from fall to spring grades. I am starting to get worried I won't be in the top 25% after this semester.


I actually know someone who dropped from 10-15 to 25-30. He slacked off.

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Re: What's the biggest drop in class rankings people have seen

Postby jessuf » Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:14 am

ph14 wrote:
Jessuf wrote:Why don't you calculate what the minimum GPA is that you can get in order to be at top 25% at the end of the year?

I wanted to see what GPA I could get to remain inside top 10%, and even if I get median grades this semester, I'm fine. I found that reassuring. 12% is a big drop.


Wait, how does that work?


I used the grade cut-off for top 10% at my school to do my calculations.

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Re: What's the biggest drop in class rankings people have seen

Postby shock259 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:08 am

Good idea - apparently I can end up at median and still be top 25%. That is nice.




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