High School Rank in Texas

In most states, one’s high school class rank at graduation doesn’t matter all that much. And why? Because students have already been admitted to college by the time high school graduation rolls around. It’s not like Princeton is going to rescind the admission of a student who slipped from first … 

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Decline of Class Rank

We’ve written many times in recent years about the decline of class rank as a factor in highly selective college admissions. And so it’s no surprise to us that there was a blog yesterday on the website of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), to which our Founder, Bev Taylor, … 

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The End of Class Rank

Is the end of class rank near? We’ve written previously about how more and more schools are choosing not to rank students. It’s been a slow, gradual process, a process that’s come on the heels of the slow and gradual process of high schools moving away from having valedictorians and … 

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Class Rank in College Admissions

Many applicants to highly selective colleges get bogged down in worrying about their rank within their high school’s graduating class. Well, there’s an interesting article in “The Daily Pennsylvanian,” the newspaper of the University of Pennsylvania, by Caroline Simon that we figured we’d discuss. In the piece entitled “Class rank is … 

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