The first question Admissions officers receive from prospective students is “What kind of grades do I need to get in?” The second question is usually, “What about class rank?”
But just like with GPA, the short answer is, “It depends.”
Many schools choose to share a minimum class rank required for your application to be considered. IPFW, however, doesn’t do this for undergraduate admissions.
Why? Because the class rank rarely tells the whole story.
Instead, we look at a more complete picture of who you are, what your academic history is like, and where you want to go in college. This can include things like your exam scores, your extracurricular activities, your letters of reference, and more.
In other words, just like you’re more than your test scores, you’re more than your class rank. (But those are still important.)
Class rank is only one way to make your application stand out. If you’re worried that your class rank doesn’t accurately portray your ability to succeed in college, we recommend making an appointment with one of our Admissions officers. Our advisors can help you evaluate your application and determine what you can do to improve your chances of getting that acceptance letter.
And remember: if you aren’t accepted, it’s not the end of the world. You have options!
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