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Honors or AP?

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megs500's picture
Joined: Feb 2008
Honors or AP?

In terms of colleges and such, is it better to have an A (any type: A-, A, A+) in an honors class or a B in an AP class of the same subject?
Thanks in advance for your help.

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Nymcha421's picture
Joined: Dec 2007

it's about the same gradewise (because AP classes are usually weighted), but for honors you just don't get the college credits.

Zeekyt's picture
Joined: Feb 2007

Also in APs, most teachers will grade on a 10-point college scale rather than the high school scale, plus on your GPA, a set amount is added according to what grade you get, so I would say a B in an AP is definitley better than an A in honors.

!xombile's picture
Joined: Apr 2008

B in an AP class just because it is that much harder, an A in honors is about half as good as an A in AP, B- in AP can sometimes be equilalent to an A+ in honors depending on the teacher, also college prefer AP work load students to honor work load and they also take into account course rigor.

All in all AP trumps Honors.

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