FAQs

What are the Advanced Placement Summer Institute dates for 2020?

  • Week 1: June 22-25, 2020 (4 days)
  • Week 2: June 29-July 2, 2020 (4 days)
  • Week 3: July 13-17, 2020 (4.5 days)
    Both AP Capstone and APSI courses are offered this week.
  • Week 4 July 28-31, 2020 (4 days)
    PRE-AP SUMMER INSTITUTE ONLY

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

Only for the APSI, 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. The graduate credit option is not available for AP Capstone or the Pre-AP Summer Institute.

Tuition for three graduate credits is $1,698 plus a $95 non-refundable registration fee for a total of $1,793. 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) is $921 plus a $95 non-refundable registration fee for a total of $1,016.

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 the 2020 Goucher Non-Credit Change to Credit Form. The 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 29, 2020 to make that election. Participants may change their registration from graduate credit to non-credit by completing the 2020 Goucher Credit Change to Non-Credit Form. The form must be signed by a Goucher staff member and dated no later than Friday, May 29, 2020.

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 the 2020 Goucher APSI Cvent Payment Form in its entirety and send it to us with your payment. Instructions 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 Scholarship, first of all, congratulations! Please complete the

2020 Goucher APSI Cvent Payment Form and contact Christina Berke at christina.berke@goucher.edu.

If you are not sure of how to submit payment, please be sure to contact the Welch Center for Graduate Professional Studies at Goucher College by phone at 410-337-6200. You also may email the Assistant Registrar for Graduate Studies, Christina Berke (christina.berke@goucher.edu).

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 completed 2020 Goucher APSI 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 2020.

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 graduateprograms@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-certified 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 wifi 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.

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 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 or tablet is not required, but many feel it is good to bring one if possible.