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What does 'accelerated' mean in the context of Common App course types?

Hello all, I've come across the term 'accelerated' while filling out the education section of my Common App, but I'm not entirely sure what classes qualify as 'accelerated'. Can someone please clarify this for me? Thank you!

8 months ago

Happy to help clarify this for you! In the context of the Common App, 'accelerated' refers to courses that move at a faster pace than standard ones. This typically involves covering more material or delving deeper into subjects. For example, if your school offers an accelerated math class, it might include content from a higher level math course or go through the standard curriculum at a quicker rate to allow students to learn more within the same timeframe.

Remember, these are distinct from AP or Honors courses, which have their own categories on the Common App. If you're still uncertain about a particular course, I suggest checking with your guidance counselor to determine if it's considered accelerated at your school. Hope this clears things up for you!

8 months ago

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