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Glasscock School of Continuing Studies

AP® Summer Institute

THREE WEEKS OF COURSES: July 18-21 · July 25-28 · August 1-4

Celebrating 23 years of Advanced Placement Summer Institute professional development.

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

Course Faculty: 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. Faculty for 2017 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. 

Academies for AP TeachersWhen: Each course meets Tuesday through Friday of its given week, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Where: Courses are held on the Rice University campus.

Tuition Per Course: 

Early registration: $499 (until April 17)
Standard registration: $549 (April 18-July 3)
Late registration: $599 (after July 3)

  • Tuition includes College Board Exam Resources and Special Focus books or the AP* Vertical Teams Guides for Pre-AP* participants, course binder, parking and lunch.
  • Lab-based science courses have an additional $50 lab fee added to the tuition amount. This lab fee covers the extensive additional expenses for lab supplies.

Payments are accepted by credit card or purchase order. Registrations via credit card are confirmed immediately upon processing. Registrations made via PO are not considered confirmed until CCR receives the actual payment (check). If registering using a PO, payment (check) is due within 30 days of registration. Failure to submit timely payment may result in the cancellation of your registration.

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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. 

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

Housing: Housing is available on campus and at a local hotel. See details and hotel information.

Air travel: Those making plane reservations should choose departure times after 7 p.m. on the last day of the Institute. See Traveling to Houston for more information. 

Meals: Lunch will be served on campus daily and is included in the cost of tuition.

Clothing and climate: Dress for class sessions is casual and comfortable. Because summer days in Houston are hot and humid, light clothing is essential. However, all of the buildings at Rice University are well air-conditioned, and because some can even be quite cold, please pack a sweater or a cover-up.

Clothing for science teachers: Biology and chemistry teachers must follow Rice University's lab safety rules by wearing closed-toe shoes (no sandals), long pants or skirts, laboratory coats and goggles during all lab activities. Please bring a lab coat and goggles with you to the Institute. Anyone not following these rules will be asked to leave the lab and hours will be deducted from their certificate, so please plan accordingly.


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



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