All degree candidates are promoted at the end of
each academic year according to the following scale:
At the end of each semester, the Registrar's Office ranks students
within their class according to their cumulative grade point average,
e.g., a senior ranked ``10/200'' would be the 10th highest in a class of
200 seniors. A student's class rank is available upon request and is
officially recorded on the student's transcript at the time of
graduation. Students who are graduated with fewer than 16 credits earned
in courses taken for grade point credit at Cornell will not be ranked.
Also, students who ``walk'' at Commencement and later graduate will not
The student's final cumulative grade point average and class ranking (if
applicable) is determined at graduation and will not be affected by any
grades subsequently earned should the student return to Cornell.