Advanced Placement Summer Institute FAQs


What are the Advanced Placement Summer Institute dates for 2016?

What about graduate credit versus non-credit (audit)?

Is it possible to change my credit designation?

How can I pay? 

If I pay by check or purchase order, to whom do I make it out?

What happens if I cannot attend for some reason? Do I get a refund?

May I receive a refund if I am a "no show" at the Institute?

Are there accommodations available?

What does the cost of tuition include?

How do I know if I am registered?

If I have specific questions about the class or for the instructor, what can I do?

May I sign up for more than one session?

Are there social events offered at the Institute?

May I check my email at the Institute?

May I drive every day to the Institute?

What would be the best airport and ground transportation?

I live far away. Is it possible for me to leave for home before class ends at 1:00 PM on Friday?

What should I wear?

What should I bring?


What are the Advanced Placement Summer Institute dates for 2016?

  • Week 1: June 20 through June 24
  • Week 2: June 27 through July 1
  • Week 3: July 11 through July 15

What about graduate credit versus non-credit (audit)? 

Participants may select their course designation: either to earn three graduate credits or a non-credit (audit) option. Graduate credit and non-credit (audit) have different costs. Payment must be made at the time of registration.  

Tuition for three graduate credits, including a $75 non-refundable registration fee, is $1,485. Graduate credit requires the completion of work assigned by your instructor. Work is due within two weeks of the closing of your Institute.

The cost of taking a course as non-credit (audit), including a $75 non-refundable registration fee, is $945.

Is it possible to change my credit designation?

Yes, it is possible to change your credit designation.  Please see below for specific information:

Change from Non-credit to Graduate Credit:

If a participant decides to take the course for graduate credit, s/he has until the end of the second day of class to make that election.  Participants may upgrade their registration from non-credit to graduate credit by completing the 2016 AP Summer Institute Non-Credit to Credit Form.   The form must be signed by the faculty member teaching the course or a Goucher staff member, and dated by the second day of class.  The change form would only be valid if accompanied by a valid form of payment (an additional $540 to earn three graduate credits upon successful course completion).

A valid method of payment is a credit card, certified check, money order, etc.  If payment is returned for any reason, the registration will revert to the non-credit status and no graduate credits will be granted.  

Change Graduate Credit to Non-credit:

If a participant decides to change to the non -credit option, s/he has until June 6, 2016 to make that election.  Participants may change their registration from graduate credit to non-credit by completing the 2016 APSI to Non-Credit Form. The form must be signed by a Goucher staff member and dated no later than June 6, 2016.

How can I pay? 

Participants can reserve their place with a purchase order from their school district.  Goucher will then invoice the school district upon receipt of the purchase order.  Otherwise, full payment is due at the time you register by check or credit card (American Express, Visa or MasterCard). If registering online, participants must use a credit card to pay for the course. Participants cannot use a credit card to hold a spot.

If I pay by check or purchase order, to whom do I make it out?

Please make it out to Goucher College APSI.

What happens if I cannot attend for some reason? Do I get a refund?

Yes, participants can get a full refund, less your $75 non-refundable registration fee, if Goucher is notified in writing PRIOR TO THE START OF CLASS.  If participants call, they will be asked to send an email to verify their withdrawal in writing.

May I receive a refund if I am a "no show" at the Institute?

Participants only can receive a refund if Goucher is notified in writing of non-attendance prior to the Institute. (See above.)

Are there accommodations available?

Goucher does not provide accommodations on campus.  Discounted hotel rates will be available in April 2016.

What does the cost of tuition include?

Participants in the Institute are provided with all College Board materials, lunch each day (provided by Bon Appetit), and high-quality instructors who are all AP-certified consultants. 

In addition, Goucher College provides the option for participants to earn three graduate credits. Most Advanced Placement Summer Institutes do not provide this option. Only students who pay the graduate level tuition are eligible to earn three graduate credits upon successful course completion. Up to 10 official transcripts may be mailed as needed-at no extra charge.

How do I know if I am registered?

Participants should receive a confirmation from Goucher prior to the Institute.  If you have not received one, please call us at 1-800-697-4646 or e-mail us at center@goucher.edu. Please do not assume you are registered if you have not heard from us officially.

If I have specific questions about the class or for the instructor, what can I do?

Please review the session and instructor information on the website.  Instructors have an email address or phone number listed on their syllabus. If your questions are not answered after reading the syllabus, please email your instructor. 

May I sign up for more than one session?

Yes, but not in the same week. Each course is a full 4 ½ days.  

Are there social events offered at the Institute?

A casual get-together is held after class ends each Thursday.  Refreshments are provided by the Institute.

May I check my email at the Institute?

Yes, participants may check their email. There are designated computer labs on campus for student use or you can connect to Goucher's free wifi with your own mobile device.

May I drive every day to the Institute?

Participants can drive daily to the Institute and may use the visitors' spaces in the Dorsey Parking Lot. Participants may be ticketed if they park elsewhere. The campus is compact enough to walk to your classes and to lunch.

What would be the best airport and ground transportation?

Participants contemplating air travel should plan to use Thurgood Marshall Baltimore Washington International (BWI) Airport. The most economical way to travel to and from the airport from the airport is the SuperShuttle (1-800-BLUEVAN).

I live far away. Is it possible for me to leave for home before class ends at 1:00 PM on Friday?

No, as 30 class hours are required by the College Board® for completion of the Institute. 

What should I wear?

There is no dress code at the Institute. Most people dress casually.  Weather in Maryland tends to be hot and humid during this time of the year. Past participants have suggested bringing a sweater for air-conditioned classrooms.

What should I bring?

Participants should check their instructor's syllabus for any supplies that are needed or for any work they need to complete prior to the Institute. Most instructors ask that participants bring copies of a lesson plan or unit to share. A laptop is not required but many feel it is good to bring one if possible.