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TPS Honors Courses — Boost Your Competitive Transcript or Scholarship App

When you receive a transcript from TPS with “Honors” in a course title, it is supported by academically objective standards that promote the credibility of the official TPS transcript for a competitive college or scholarship application.

TPS receives many requests to list a course as “Honors” on a transcript. While there is no universal definition of an “Honors” course, the credentialed academic expectation is that an Honors course is differentiated from a non-honors course by objectively defined academic standards (i.e., it is not credible to simply label a course as “Honors” without academically objective differentiation).

In general, TPS differentiates its Honors courses from its similar or related non-honors courses by:

  • More in-depth and complex analysis required to answer advanced questions or set up advanced calculations.
  • More sources of information must be synthesized to answer advanced questions or set up advanced calculations.
  • Evaluation is more thorough and rigorous in all topics, and there are additional topics.

For each academic subject, there are specific additional details about what differentiates courses within that subject in TPS.

What are the benefits of Honors courses?

  • May be weighted more highly or even required in competitive scholarships or college applications.
  • Better preparation for advanced courses (e.g., AP courses, college in-major courses).
  • More competitive transcript.

When you receive a transcript from TPS with “Honors” in a course title, it is supported by academically objective standards that promote the credibility of the official TPS transcript for a competitive college or scholarship application.

Not every student needs the benefits of credentialed Honors courses, but for those who need or just want them, TPS offers more than 30 Honors courses in all major subjects and grade levels, in addition to 20+ AP courses (many competitive colleges and scholarships expect AP courses for upper HS students).

To see the complete list of TPS Honors courses, go to the TPS Course Catalog and start by selecting “Honors” in the upper right Category drop-down. Then refine your search from there using the other fields.