Class Rank

Students may obtain their class rank by making a request to the Office of Registration & Enrollment during normal business hours, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Student Request forms are available on the shelves outside Suite 280 and http://www.law.umaryland.edu/students/registration/ forms/class_rank_req.pdf. Email requests are not acceptable—the request must have a signature.  You may fax the request to (410) 706-2103 or drop it off in person. When requesting rank, each student must include his/her social security number or student identification number, printed name and signature.  Students must also indicate the method by which s/he wishes to receive the rank (mail, fax, email).  Please note that class rank is not available to first year students until the end of the academic year. 

Class rank is only calculated at the end of the fall and spring semesters.  Students who take summer school classes are not issued a new class rank in August, they must wait until December to receive a new rank which factors in their summer grades. Students changing divisions, for example from day to evening, will be ranked with that new division at the end of the next semester.  Grades processed after the availability of class rank (e.g., due to completion of work under a grade of Incomplete) will be included in the determination of class rank only in the next semester.

Class rank for graduates is determined in May of each year. It includes day, evening and part time day graduates from May of that year as well as the graduates from the preceding December and July graduation dates. 

The chart below has been developed in response to student and employer requests for information about the School of Law’s grading scale.  It will be updated and posted after each semester's grading is complete.  Please recognize that the numbers will change from semester to semester, and that students switching from one division to another will be ranked in their new division at the end of that semester.  Class rank of the graduating class combines all Day Division, Evening Division, and Part-time Day Division students graduating in July, December and May.

GRADING CHART - June 2018

 

Top 1/2

Top 1/3

Top 1/4

Top 1/10

Class of 2020 Day*

3.16

3.36

3.44

3.70

Class of 2019 Day*

3.32

3.46

3.54

3.70

Class of 2021 Evening*

2.98

3.20

3.27

3.55

Class of 2020 Evening*

3.25

3.37

3.48

3.78

Class of 2019 Evening*

3.32

3.44

3.52

3.76

* Class ranks for students who have not yet graduated are considered unofficial. GPAs for currently enrolled students are calculated to the hundredths column (two decimal places).

Class of 2018 Graduates**

3.3430

3.48

3.56

3.80

Class of 2017 Graduates**

3.28

3.48

3.5511

3.75

Class of 2016 Graduates**

3.33

3.4892

3.5631

3.7308

** Calculation of class rank for graduating classes combines all Day Division and Evening Division students graduating in July, December and May. GPAs for graduating students are calculated to the 4th decimal column (four decimal places) to avoid ties in class rank among graduating students when necessary (otherwise two decimal places). This was implemented beginning with the Class of 2014 graduates.