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What is the difference between Honors and AP?

Asked by E. Reyes, Last updated: Oct 21, 2020

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Robert Hazlewood

Robert Hazlewood

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Robert Hazlewood
Robert Hazlewood, Senior Executive, MBA, Louisville

Answered Oct 21, 2020

There are always a lot of people who may get confused between the difference between AP and honors. If you would consider college credits, that is the time when you will understand why they are different. If you would enroll for AP, this means that you will have the chance to gain credits that you will use so that you can get into your college of choice.

If they would enroll for honors, they will not gain the needed credits so that they can get into their college of choice. It will be your choice if you think which one is better. AP is considered to be harder and will provide you with what you need.

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Amla Amelia

Amla Amelia

Amla Amelia
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Answered Mar 02, 2020

Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) courses are two alternatives that a student aspiring to study in the college can choose. Honors are prepared by teachers for talented students, and it is done with more in-depth, in accordance with the normal class curriculum. The classes are held separately and meant to supplement the courses regularly studied in normal classes. Advanced Placement courses are also meant to supplement the regular class course but are prepared by teachers that come under the patronage of the college board, either from the college or high school.

However, the advanced placement courses are typically tougher and more demanding than the honors courses. A student offering the AP courses would have to work more, while the honors classes just seem to prepare a student for higher levels. Honors courses are relatively not rewarded with college credit, whereas the AP courses have credits attached to them.

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