Why Class Rank Matters Less Than You Think
<![CDATA[My daughter attends a large suburban Texas high school where students are obsessed with class rank. When planning course schedules for the next year, students and parents inevitably mention how certain classes can benefit a student's class rank. The problem is class rank matters a lot less than most people think. In this video I discuss the top 10% rule for admission to state universities in Texas. (Yes, in this case rank matters.) But when students want to apply to private colleges or universities out of state, rank is almost a non-factor. I also discuss what really matters:
- Classes taken
class rank, college admission, grades, selecting the right classes
Very good information. I didn’t realize the top 10 rule was just in Texas. Unfortunately our daughter does have her eyes set on a couple of good Texas Universities that are so tough to get into, so we are closely watching her rank. But we are very aware of our daughter having a good and well rounded resume to include extracurricular activities, jobs, volunteer hours, and clubs.