AP Summer Institute

The AP® Summer Institute at Rice University offers challenging AP professional development courses that address advanced topics in AP.

THREE WEEKS OF COURSES: July 10-13 · July 24-27 · July 31-August 3

The AP® Summer Institute at Rice University offers challenging AP professional development courses. The institute is administered by the Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies and endorsed by the Southwest Region of the College Board. The Institute has grown to become one of the largest in the country and attracts teachers from across Texas, the United States and other countries. See highlights from the AP®Summer Institute.

Courses are led by experienced, enthusiastic and dedicated College Board-endorsed lead consultants who have a broad range of knowledge and proven ability presenting to their peers. Instructors for 2018 include AP test development committee members, AP exam readers, winners of special recognition awards from the College Board and winners of regional and national teaching awards.

Courses will be Tuesday-Friday each of the three weeks, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on the Rice University campus. Only enrolled adults are allowed to participate in the Institute. The Institute cannot accommodate supervised or unsupervised children.

IMPORTANT: Please do not book travel until enrollment is confirmed.

Professional Development Credits

Participants will receive up to 30 hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits or 3.0 Continuing Education Units (CEU). SBEC Continuing Professional Education Provider Number 500571

Acknowledgment of Enrollment

Once you register for a course through our online registration system, you will be enrolled in the course. An enrollment acknowledgement will immediately be sent to the email address on your account showing payment confirmation or including instructions for submitting payment via check. In some cases, a course may be full, and you will have the option of getting on a waiting list. A waiting list is automatically created for a course once it has filled to capacity. If a spot should become available in that filled course, and you are next on the waiting list, you will receive an email to the email address on file with instructions for completing registration for that specific course. Please contact our office, (713) 348-6031, if you have any questions.

Registration opens January 2018.

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Early registration: $505* (until April 9)
Standard registration: $555* (April 10-June 25)
Late registration: $605* (after June 25)

*Some courses have an additional $50 supply fee added to the tuition amount. This fee covers the extensive additional supplies required for the course.

Tuition includes College Board Exam Resources, course materials, parking and lunch.

TEA Reimbursement

The Texas Education Agency has historically funded teacher training reimbursements of up to $400 per teacher who completes a TEA-approved training. The amount of the teacher training reimbursement has been dependent upon the total number of eligible applicants and the amount of funding available after the payment of exam fee subsidies. More information is available on the TEA AP/IB Incentive Program webpage.

Please visit the TEA website for updates related to the AP/IB Incentive program. District personnel with AP/IB program responsibilities may wish to join the AP/IB Incentive listserv.
To join the listserv, visit http://miller.tea.state.tx.us/list/ and select “AP-IB-Incentives” from the drop-down menu.

For more information about the Texas AP/IB Incentive Program, please contact TEA directly.

College Board Fellows

The College Board AP Fellows program is an annual competitive grant program that provides scholarships for secondary school teachers planning to teach AP courses in schools that serve minority and/or low-income students who have been traditionally underrepresented in AP courses. The scholarships assist teachers with the cost of attending an AP Summer Institute. Please go to the following link to view additional information and the registration form: http://professionals.collegeboard.com/k-12/awards/ap-grants

Houston Marriott Medical Center
6580 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77030
Telephone: (713) 796-0080
Rate: $139/night standard

Transportation to/from Rice will be provided from the Marriott.

Please do not book a hotel until you are registered in your desired course. Additionally, please pay careful attention that you are booking a hotel during the week in which your APSI course is held.

The Houston Marriott Medical Center is located a few blocks from the campus. Rates do not include parking or taxes. Room amenities include a small refrigerator, hair dryer, clock radio, iron and ironing board.

Check-in is on the Monday before the start of each Institute and check-out is on the Friday of each Institute. The Marriott will host a reception on Thursday evenings for AP participants. Please check with the hotel desk upon check-in.

Make your reservations directly with the Houston Marriott Medical Center by the deadline below at 1 (800) 228-9290. Identify yourself as a participant in the Rice University AP Summer Institute. Online reservations are available by clicking the appropriate group link below. Please ensure you select the week you are attending. Please reserve your room as soon as your registration is confirmed, as the special rate cannot be guaranteed after the reserved block of rooms has been filled, or after the deadline below:

 Group Link
 July 10–13
 Link coming soon
 June 18
 July 24–27
 Link coming soon
 July 2
 July 31–Auguist 3
 Link coming soon
 July 9

Click here to download a PDF of additional hotel options.

Rice University offers dormitories for your stay within our beautiful campus. Each room is equipped with a bed, dresser, closet, desk and chair. Please do not register for campus housing until you are registered in your desired course. Additionally, please pay careful attention that you are registering for campus housing during the week in which your APSI course is held.

NOTE: Campus Housing is only for registered participants of the AP Summer Institute.

Check-in: Monday from 3-5 p.m. only. Keys are not available after 5 p.m. Please plan your travel accordingly.
Check-out: Friday from 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Rate: $455

Price includes parking, breakfast Tuesday-Friday and dinner Monday-Thursday. Lunch Tuesday-Friday is included with workshop registration.

The following items are NOT provided by Rice housing. You must make arrangements to bring them yourself.

  • Towels
  • Toiletries to include shampoo, soap, etc.
  • Sheets, blankets, pillows
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron
  • TV, computer (wireless internet is available at no cost)
  • Alarm clock
  • Drinks and snacks
  • Coffee maker, microwave, refrigerator
  • Laundry detergent
  • Hangers

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions for information on refunds and cancellations.

Dining Services

Dining services provides breakfast and dinner for campus housing guests. Special dietary needs can be accommodated within reason. Please indicate this on your housing form.

Campus Parking

Campus parking is included with your tuition and provided in an assigned lot, to be determined. The Rice shuttle bus travels the “inner loop route” from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. After that time participants will need to walk across campus to return to their housing.

Information Technology

Free wireless internet access is available throughout campus. No password is necessary.

Fondren Library

Public research terminals are located directly around the reference desk on the first floor of the library. Computers for online catalog searching are also available on each floor. Computer access for e-mail and word processing is not available to the public.

Please refer to our Frequently Ask Questions page for information regarding cancellations, changes, substitutions, wait lists, etc.