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do the titles 'pre-ap' and 'honors' mean the same thing?

amcantuamcantu Registered User Posts: 67 Junior Member
edited November 2006 in College Admissions
Post edited by amcantu on

Replies to: do the titles 'pre-ap' and 'honors' mean the same thing?

  • b4nnd20b4nnd20 Registered User Posts: 1,346 Senior Member
    Depends on the school where you're taking the class
  • 2o_o72o_o7 Registered User Posts: 468 Member
    At my school they have different meanings, although I could see that at some schools they may be one and the same.

    Colleges may not know the difference, unless your guidance counselor puts it in your letter (?)
  • yannersyanners Registered User Posts: 703 Member
    Depends on the school, definitely.

    At our school, we don't even have "pre-AP." Unfortunately, there is this huge gap of difficulty between honors and AP...There's no middle ground, and I think that forces a lot of people into uncomfortable situations; either too much work, or not enough learning.
  • jjchase24jjchase24 Registered User Posts: 146 Junior Member
    yanners i feel the same way
    we have GT but only when there is no AP
    like freshman year you can take english 1 GT because there is obviously no AP

    honors is total BS
    AP can be killer
    it sucks!
  • etselecetselec Registered User Posts: 780 Member
    My school has three levels:
    Honors - highest (this is called "AP" if you happen to take a certain College Board test at the end)
    Curriculum I - middle
    Curriculum II - lower

    A neighboring school also has three levels:
    AP - highest
    Honors - middle
    Regular - lower

    An Honors class at their school is comparable to a curriculum I class at my school. So names can be very misleading. But hopefully in the School Report form your school has indicated what they use and colleges will understand that.
  • Gryffon5147Gryffon5147 Registered User Posts: 3,765 Senior Member
    At our school, It's:

    College Prep(CP) Class (i.e. Community College Prep class) - Being the lowest level class

    So many names, I'm sure your GC can clear it up. If not, pre-AP sounds pretty impressive, even though at first it was laughable that a school would name a perfectly good class after the CollegeBoard money making scheme.
  • hattrickhattrick Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    do community college classes count as AP or nonAP?
  • ever_afterever_after Registered User Posts: 469 Member
    CC classes are non-AP. You can take the test if you would like in May, but they do not fall under that heading.
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