FAQs

What are the Advanced Placement Summer Institute dates for 2021?

  • Week 1: June 21-24, 2021 (4 days)
  • Week 2: June 28-July 1, 2021 (4 days)
  • Week 3: July 12-16, 2021 (4.5 days)
    AP Capstone dates TBD

What about graduate credit versus non-credit (audit) for in-person courses (Weeks 1 and 2 only)?

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.

In-Person Early Bird Tuition for three graduate credits is $1,698 plus a $95 non-refundable registration fee for a total of $1,793 (the same as 2020). Graduate credit requires the completion of work assigned by your instructor. Work is due within two weeks of the closing of your Institute. Three weeks prior to the start of class the tuition changes to $1,748 plus a $95 non-refundable registration fee for a total of $1,843.

The cost of taking an in-person course as non-credit (audit) is $929 plus a $95 non-refundable registration fee for a total of $1,024. Three weeks prior to the start of class the tuition changes to $999 plus a $95 non-refundable registration fee for a total of $1,094.

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 4:30 PM on the second day of class to make that election. Participants may upgrade their registration from non-credit to graduate credit by completing either the 2021 Goucher APSI-Online Non-Credit to Credit Form OR the 2021 Goucher APSI-In-Person Non-Credit to Credit Form. Your form must be signed by the faculty member teaching the course or a Goucher staff member and dated by 4:30 PM on the second day of class.  The change form would only be valid if accompanied by a valid form of payment (an additional $777 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 Friday, May 28, 2021 to make that election.  Participants may change their registration from graduate credit to non-credit by completing the 2021 Goucher APSI-Online Credit to Non-Credit Form OR the 2021 Goucher APSI-In-Person Credit to Non-Credit Form. Your form must be signed by a Goucher staff member and dated no later than Friday, May 28, 2021.

How can I pay?

Goucher College requires payment before registration can be processed for any Advanced Placement Summer Institute course. If you are paying by credit cards, simply pay online at the end of this registration process. Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are accepted. For all other payment methods (check, money order, purchase order), you must complete either a 2021 Goucher APSI—In-Person Cvent Payment Form OR a 2021 Goucher APSI—Online Cvent Payment Form in its entirety and send it to us with your payment. These forms are available on the College Board Cvent registration sites for each week of the 2021 APSI. Instructions for submission are included on the payment form.

For federal and state reporting purposes, Goucher College is required to collect your Social Security number (for US persons only) and your date of birth.Your registration cannot be finalized until your information is provided either via this link, Goucher College Secure SSN/DOB App, or by calling the Welch Center for Graduate Studies office at 410-337-6200.

If you are receiving a College Board APSI Scholarship, first of all, congratulations! Next, please:

  • Select ‘APSI Scholarship’ as your method of payment on this webpage.
  • Complete either a 2021 Goucher APSI—In-Person Cvent Payment Form OR a 2021 Goucher APSI—Online Cvent Payment Form in its entirety and send it to us with your payment. These forms are available on the College Board Cvent registration sites for each week of the 2021 APSI. Then email your completed form to AssistantRegistrar@goucher.edu.
  • Also email your scholarship award letter (either a forwarded email or a scanned physical copy will be accepted). Goucher’s assistant registrar will assist you in completing registration and payment based on the scholarship you have been awarded.

Your registration will be processed once payment is received. At that time, you will receive a confirmation email.

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

Please make it out to Goucher College APSI.

If I am paying with a purchase order, what must I include?

If you are paying with a purchase order, you must ensure that your name is printed on the purchase order and the check (to ensure that the check is applied to your Goucher account).

IMPORTANT NOTE: Your purchase order/check must be sent with a 2021 Goucher APSI—In-Person Cvent Payment Form OR a 2021 Goucher APSI—Online Cvent Payment Form.

To ensure the correct application of your school/school district's funds to your account, also including the title of your course and the dates that you attended the APSI will be helpful.

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

Yes, participants can get a full refund, less the $95 non-refundable registration fee, if Goucher is notified in writing BY 1:00 PM ON THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS.  If participants call, they will be asked to send an email to verify their withdrawal in writing. If participants do not arrive on the first day, they will not be eligible for a refund unless they notify Goucher College in writing prior to 1:00 PM that day.

Are lodging accommodations available?

Goucher does not provide lodging accommodations on campus.  Discounted hotel rates will be available in January/February 2021.

What does the cost of tuition include?

In-person 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-endorsed consultants. 

Online participants are provided with all College Board materials (mailed directly to you) and high-quality instructors who are all AP-endorsed 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 apsi@goucher.edu. Please do not assume you are registered if you have not heard from us officially.

Why is my social security number being requested?

For federal and state reporting purposes, Goucher College is required to collect your Social Security number (for US persons only) and your date of birth. Your registration cannot be finalized until your information is provided either via this link, Goucher College Secure SSN/DOB App, or by calling the Welch Center for Graduate Studies office at 410-337-6200.

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

All of our instructors are College Board-endorsed AP consultants.

Please review the session and instructor information on Goucher's APSI website: http://www.goucher.edu/apsi.  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 either a full 4 days (Weeks 1 and 2) or a full 4.5 days (Week 3). 

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 Wi-Fi with your own mobile device.

May I drive every day to the Institute?

Participants may 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.

Do I need to pay for parking?

No, parking is free at Goucher College if you park in the centrally located Dorsey Parking Lot.

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 earlier on the last day of class?

No, you must attend the entire course 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 or tablet is not required, but many feel it is good to bring one if possible.

What about graduate credit versus non-credit (audit) for online courses (Weeks 1, 2, and 3)?

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.

Online Early Bird Tuition for three graduate credits is $1,620 plus a $95 non-refundable registration fee for a total of $1,715 (the same as 2020). Graduate credit requires the completion of work assigned by your instructor. Work is due within two weeks of the closing of your Institute. Three weeks prior to the start of class the tuition changes to $1,690 plus a $95 non-refundable registration fee for a total of $1,785.

The cost of taking an online course as non-credit (audit) is $879 plus a $95 non-refundable registration fee for a total of $974. Three weeks prior to the start of class the tuition changes to $949 plus a $95 non-refundable registration fee for a total of $1,044.