OK. I am game to give this a try and start a thread. My son is applying, class of 2018. He is basically through the app process (last step is Pt III which his school owns). We were at KP for Open House last Friday. Captain who did the briefing ran through weightings given to Class Rank, SAT/ACTs, GPA and what I would describe as "adjustment factor" for GPA based on course work difficulty. Class rank was weighted 30%. Son attends a college prep school. All classes are honors, requires a 92+ to get into an AP class, etc... Total of 36 students in his senior class; all are gifted. DS is smack in the middle in terms of class rank (translate that to 50th %ile). Anyone have any insight (I'll also take words of encouragement) re: how class rank is evaluated in this type of situation?