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A College preparatory course is a means by which college bound high school students may better meet the more stringent scholastic requirements for entry into colleges and universities. [1] Students taking college-preparatory courses may have an increased quantity of classwork, and expectations to achieve are at a higher level. [2] The GPA weight for college-preparatory courses may have more value for college entry programs than regular courses. [3] College prep courses are particularly appropriate for providing the academic background needed to succeed in a degree program at a college or university. [3] Above college-preparatory in difficulty is honors, where the advanced structure while similar in many ways to college prep, requires even more effort from the student. [4] In many schools, a student can move from college-preparatory courses to Advanced Placement courses, if they attain a certain average. [5]

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