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What qualifies as 'Honors' when listing courses on the Common App?

Could use some guidance! When filling out the education section of the Common App, I'm unsure what classes count as 'Honors.' Is it just classes labeled 'Honors' at my school, or do AP/IB courses count as well? Don’t want to sell myself short or inflate my application. Anyone know the specifics?

7 months ago

Absolutely, let's clarify this for you! On the Common App, the 'Honors' level generally includes any courses that are considered more advanced than the regular curriculum at your high school. This certainly includes classes specifically labeled 'Honors,' but it also typically encompasses Advanced Placement (AP) courses, International Baccalaureate (IB) courses, and sometimes even Dual Enrollment courses if they're considered above the regular coursework level in your school. The key is to reflect the designations as they appear on your transcript or as they're recognized by your school--i.e. if the class is listed as an AP class you should name it as such when entering your coursework. If you're still uncertain, your school counselor is a great resource to verify the correct categorization of each course.

7 months ago

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