Didn't Paly eliminate class ranking?
Original post made by Paly Parent, Palo Alto High School, on Feb 16, 2014
"After reviewing your academic record, we have determined that you are not in the top 9 percent of students at your high school according to UC calculations. However, we consider many factors as we evaluate your application and guarantee that all students meeting the minimum requirements receive a comprehensive review of their application.
UC also strives to admit every California resident who qualifies by the statewide path. We encourage you to visit the online admission calculator to see if you qualify in the top 9 percent of California high school graduates."