What is academic ranking anyway?

High school academic ranking (also known as class rank) compares a student’s cumulative GPA against fellow classmates’ GPAs. This commonly results in either a percentile (e.g. 90th percentile) or a ratio (e.g. top fifth of graduating class).

Many colleges see academic ranking as an important part of the application process. Despite this fact, only about 45% of high schools in America practice class ranking, public schools being more likely than private schools to rank their students. Because of this, colleges are looking to other sources to estimate a student’s academic ranking, such as standardized test scores.

This is why it’s so important to include multiple standardized test scores on your transcript. Fortunately, Transcript Maker makes it easy to add these scores to your student’s high school transcript. Click here to get started for free.

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