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• 06/18/2020 at 04:41AM •
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Shall I take Ap classes ? What are they ? Also answer the same for honors classes .

I am a class 10 studying student . I want to know about ap classes and honors classes . How they work . If they are online or not . And how to apply for them .


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• 06/18/2020 at 02:05PM

AP aka Advanced Placement classes are advanced High School classes that are very difficult and considered the same level as a first-year college course. I believe that AP classes are only taught at high schools in the United States and Canada but you can still take the exam from any country, but you will have to teach yourself the equivalent material. They offer them in every subject from Calculus to Physics to even Art or Music Theory. “Honors” is not a set standard but it is just a given high school’s “advanced” class that is not AP level. Usually in high school the level of advancement is Regular/Grade Level < Honors < AP/IB. Ask your school coordinator if you can test to be placed in AP/H classes. Usually in the United States you don’t apply for an AP or honors class but you are selected for either AP/H based on how well you did in the course the preceding year; higher grades mean you are eligible for a harder class the next year. You can ask to test for placement in an advanced class but I am not sure how it would work in your school. Some universities offer credit for the AP exam if you get a 4 or a 5 out of 5.

• 06/18/2020 at 08:37AM

So AP classes are a prep test for the AP test given by the school but made by college board maker of CommonApp and SAT. Upon completion of test generally if you get a 4-5 out of 5 you gain credit at just about all universities at least in USA. Grades are weighted.

Honors is a slightly advanced circular which doesn’t give college credit and depending on HS isn’t weighted.

Colleges care more about AP gpa than AP test scores.

Both aren’t offered online on average though Collegeboard has a online program that I am unfamiliar with and isn’t School sponsored.

For AP and Honors you sometimes have to pass an enterence exam but at my school you just indicate the class you want and then they make the schedule.

Hope this helps!

Comment if you need clarification


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