A few days ago
utah-1992

AP/Honors classes?

I’m a freshman right now; just finished my first semester. First of all, I would like to know what is the difference between an AP and an honors class. I want to get into one next year, because right now I am in 3 College Prep classes (biology,geometry,English).

Currently, i rank number one in my grade level, which basically states that I get straight A’s in all of my classes, and i scored well on the finals, only missing one or two problems in each class. So i just want to know how to get into an ap class, and if i am qualified.

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A few days ago
Helen Scott

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With an AP class, it’s accelerated, and at the end you take a test. What you get on the AP test determines whether or not you get college credit for the class, and how much. I thought only Juniors and Seniors could take the AP test…but maybe I’m wrong.

Honors is just an accelerated class.

Get good grades, and talk to your cousellor about being put into ap or honors.

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A few days ago
Well im taking biology, geometry and english also as a freshmen but AP classes most often give a higher gpa mark.

Honors nothing that special tbh, im taking all honors and its kinda boring, not hard…and you cant take ap classes as a freshmen

next year ill be taking AP Biology and AP Euro and they are college classes you take in high school and get a credit if you pass the AP exam with a 3 or higher.

Oh btw who told you biology, geometry and english are college prep classes lol? Cause they arn’t.

Oh btw take all AP english/history you can cause my teacher told me you dont wanna take those in college cause there 3 times the work..

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A few days ago
NiNi
First of all, AP and honors are the same thing in my community. The different school just call them by different names.

Secondly, if you’re a freshman in high school you should be able to just talk to your guidance counselor and get put straight into honor’s classes or take an exam to get put in.

If you’re a freshman in college, the way I got in was through my ACT scores. If your ACT, or whatever standardized test you had to take, was is high enough your university might have a program you can apply to. At my university, you have to have a minimum of a 25 on the ACT and maintain a 3.2 GPA thoughout your college career.

Hope this helps!

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A few days ago
Anonymous
you can probably sign up for the ap classes by approaching the teachers who teach them or your school counselor…i would definitely say you’re eligible to take any and all ap’s and you’ll do well in them too. AP courses are basically college courses taken at the high school level so they look much more competitive than honors classes and require more hard work and time in terms of understanding and analyzing…in the end, the more ap’s you can do well on, the better college you can get into
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A few days ago
Elizabeth S
AP courses prepare you for the AP test…which a college/university may award you credit for….or may not reward you credit for. Yale awarding you credit …not so much. A state university … almost definetely awarding you credit… sometimes as much as two classes worth.

AP guidelines vary greatly by school district. Stop by your guidance counselor’s office and find out. Most would allow an excelling sophomore to take at least one AP course. If not, ask your parent to contact the school’s principal to find out how to change this procedure.

Furthermore, ask who pays the AP test ‘s fee. Most school districts cover the cost, but not all. They may also have a contract you and your parents will need to sign when you sign up for an AP course. If you fulfill these requirements, then they will pay for the test fee. I don’t know the fee exactly but it’s somewhere around $100, which is less than a college text book. 🙂

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A few days ago
DrIG
AP classes are supposed to be taught on a college level. honors classes are more advanced High School classes./

You may also receive college credit for an AP class if you score high enough on a test administered by Th College Board.

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A few days ago
Anonymous
APs are college level classes and you take an exam at the end of the year. Colleges like to see APs more than they like to see honors.

Good luck!

ps good job on being number one!

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A few days ago
natalie*
honors/college prep at my school are like average students, the GATE and AP classes are for the smarter kids, i dont know if your school has the same system but if it does dont move up to AP or GATE it will look good to be getting straight A’s
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A few days ago
Zachi2
don’t worry about it, yr a freashman and u can’t take ap until joinor senior year (i really don’t know) and honors same thing

i think

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A few days ago
GObama
“Rank one, Straight A’s” – take either honors or AP what the ****…
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