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  1. SA2020

    SA2020 New Member

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    I have a question regarding class rank.

    I'm a rising senior home schooled student. I transferred out of a public school after 2 years where I was ranked in the 25th percentile and am now taking some classes at a private school. I am considering transferring into the private school full time, but they do not have class rank and do not weight their AP/Honors courses. The Service Academies ask for a class rank, and there are kids ahead of me who are taking regular classes and are getting 4.0's whereas I have taken mostly AP and Honor courses and have a 3.6 unweighted. The school was kind enough to compare my GPA with their students and found that I am ranked in the 50th percentile. I'm concerned this will academically disqualify me for an appointment. How much weight will the Naval Academy put on class rank?
     
  2. frenzymando

    frenzymando Banned

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    My class rank, like yours, isn't all that great. However, I did well on the ACT and my BGO told me that despite my mediocre rank, my academic profile is strong. If you do well on the ACT/SAT, I think it can sort of balance out with your not so great class rank and give you a decent to good academic profile. I don't think you can be academically DQ'd for a poor class rank. I think they usually only academically DQ people if their ACT/SAT scores are too low or if they haven't taken a certain class(ie if you haven't taken Algebra 2 yet they might academically DQ you).
     
  3. NavyHoops

    NavyHoops Moderator

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    Don't worry to much about that. USNA can re-weight your GPA also. When they submit your transcript and look at school profile this data can be seen with the private school and public. I would also make sure your BGO understands it so he can make notes. There are plenty of schools that don't rank, don't worry about that part. USNA deals with this annually and will make an adjustment based upon many factors. School profile is very important when looking at GPA and class rank. Being #1 at one school, doesn't necessarily equal #1 at another school. They look at all sorts of data such as how they score GPAs, class rank or no class rank, how many go Ivies, near Ivies, 4 years, etc. Just worry about what you can control, such as grades in classes and your test scores and the rest of it generally works itself out.
     
  4. SA2020

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    Thank you!
     

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