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HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) and HSI (Hispanic-Serving Institution) – HBCUs focus on educating African American students. Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs) are colleges where at least 25 percent of the full-time undergraduate students are Hispanic. HBCUs and HSIs may offer programs, services and activities targeted to the underrepresented students they serve.

Honors Course – like advanced placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses, these courses are assumed to be taught at a higher level than traditional high school courses.