Class ranks are produced once per year at the end of the academic year. Each student is ranked within the division/class (for example, part-time 1st year) which he or she occupied in the previous academic year. 2nd year full-time and part-time students are re-ranked in September of their second year to account for students who have transferred away from, or withdrawn from, the Columbus School of Law.
Class ranks are available on-line within Cardinal Station. To view your class rank, please log-in to Cardinal Station and navigate to Student Self Service and then Student Center. Within the Academics portion of the Student Center, you will see a drop-down menu (this is to the left of your course schedule). Within this drop-down menu, select "View Term and Degree" and click on the navigation button . This will bring you to the "My Rank" page.
Within the My Rank page, you will see a Term Rank table and a Degree Rank table. The Term Rank table will contain your yearly class rank, although this rank will be displayed under the Spring term. If you are a 2D or 2E student and are looking for your "re-rank" (which occurs in September), please view the Summer term of the current year (e.g. Summer 2014). The Term Rank table will contain a history of your class ranks. Of course, when displaying your class rank on any official document (including your resume), you should only use your latest class rank. The Degree Rank table will show your final rank at the point where you have been conferred the J.D. degree. If you are a law student who has previously received a Catholic University of America degree (e.g. B.A.) and have been ranked as part of this non-law degree program, then you will see this degree and rank in this table.
The Rank Percentile value displays the percentage of students who are ranked above you within your division/class. For example, a student with a rank percentile of 20.3% has 20.3% of the class above him or her. Or, in other words, this student is in the top 20.3% of his or her division/class.
To view the GPA decile ranges for your particular division/class (e.g. 3E), please click on the following: decile ranges. This chart outlines the decile ranges for all five current student divisions/classes. Please be sure to locate your particular division/class to view the proper ranges. For purposes of this table, your division/class is the division/class you were in this past year. For example, a rising second year full-time student should view the "1D" chart.