CambrianExplosives wrote:Assume you don't keep the scholarship. I don't know the school but there are more than a couple of t2 and 3s that curve to 3.0 or less. You have to know you would be okay with the school if you lost the scholly after a year.
from what I understand grading is based more off rankings (how your work compares to everyone else) rather than earning a particular grade
I'm not sure what you are getting at exactly. Here's my understanding of how it works. I could be off the mark, but this is what I've gathered.
Say you go to Saint Louis University School of Law. They have a curve of 2.8. From what I understand that means that any class that is curved the professors are told that the mean should be at 2.8. So at SLUSL you could be falling in the median of the class and getting less than a 3.0. You would still be in the top 50%, but you would be under that 3.0 average that you need to maintain the scholarship.
Meanwhile, at Cornell the curve is 3.35. So even if you are not doing as well as 66% of the class you may still be getting a 3.0+ average because there are just more Bs and As being given.
So your class ranking in Scenario 1 might be better, but in this case the scholarship is based off of GPA so you would keep the scholarship in scenario 2 and not scenario 1.
ETA: If you understand it differently let me know where you think I am wrong so that I can look into that more.