FAQs

AP Summer Institute

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When is the last day to register for a workshop?

How do I register?

What forms of payment are accepted for registration?

My district registered me with a Purchase Order. Why have I not received a confirmation?

When will I receive confirmation that I am enrolled?

What happens if I need to cancel my reservation?

If I need to cancel, can another teacher take my place?

What if my name/email/mailing address/course is incorrect on my acknowledgement e-mail?

Are meals included in the tuition fee?

Are your facilities handicapped accessible?

What is the difference between a “new” and an “experienced” AP teacher?

What do I need to bring?

What if I have to miss a day or some hours during the week?

Can I request contact information for an instructor or a classmate?

What is the dress code?

Can my family and pets come with me to the AP Summer Institute?

Can my family or pets stay in the residence hall with me?

What airport should I fly into?

Is there On-Campus housing?

Do you provide transportation?

How do I get to Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi?

Where do I park?

How do I know where to go for my course?


When is the last day to register for a workshop?

Seats are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration will be open Friday, January 27, 2017 through close of business, July 2, 2017.

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How do I register?

All registration for the AP® Summer Institute is completed online.  It is important that you read all instructions prior to registering as once you begin the form you cannot save your place or submit partially entered information and come back to complete it at a later time.

When you are prepared to submit all information required, please select any Register Now button located throughout the AP® Summer Institute website.

You will receive an acknowledgement of receipt of your registration information within a few minutes after completing an online registration. This is not a confirmation of enrollment.  If you do not receive your email, please check your junk mail/spam folder.

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What forms of payment are accepted for registration?

Payments are made by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express), check or money order made out to “Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi”.

Checks returned for insufficient funds are subject to a $35.00 returned check fee.

Full payment for the institute must be received within ten working days of the registration submission. We can only guarantee seats to registrants who have paid in full.

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My district registered me with a Purchase Order. Why have I not received a confirmation?

Purchase Orders are not an acceptable form of payment; they are documents stating that tuition has been approved by district personnel and that payment will follow.

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When will I receive confirmation that I am enrolled?

Upon receipt of full payment, an e-confirmation will be sent to the e-mail address you have provided.

Note: Upon submitting your registration you will received an acknowledgement of receipt of your registration information. This is not a confirmation. A confirmation will only be sent upon receipt of payment by check, money order, or credit card.

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What happens if I need to cancel my reservation?

Requests to cancel a registration must be made in writing no later than July 2, 2017 in order to receive a refund less a 25% cancellation fee.   No refunds will be issued after this date.  Requests to cancel should be sent to the following address: APSI@tamucc.edu
 

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If I need to cancel, can another teacher take my place?

Yes, this is considered a substitution.  A substitution allows another teacher from your school or school district that is registered for the same course to attend the workshop in your place, if you cannot attend.

Substitutions from the same school or school district, with a completed registration form for the same course, will be allowed until July 2, 2017. No substitutions can be made after this time. 

We are unable to substitute a registrant to enroll in a different course.

Requests to substitute a registrant must be made in writing no later than July 2, 2017 and sent to the following address:  APSI@tamucc.edu

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What if my name/email/mailing address/course is incorrect on my acknowledgement e-mail?

Please contact us at APSI@tamucc.edu with any changes to your personal information.

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Are meals included in the tuition fee?

Yes, lunch will be provided on campus daily and is included in the cost of tuition.

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Are your facilities handicapped accessible?

All of the instructional spaces and dining locations that the AP Summer Institute utilizes on our campus are ADA compliant and are handicapped accessible. If you require special accommodations while at TAMU-CC, please be sure to include this on your registration.

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What is the difference between a “new” and an “experienced” AP teacher?

Generally, a new teacher is one that is new to the subject or have taught that AP or Pre-AP subject three years or less.

Experienced  teachers have taught the subject three or more years and have previously attended a new AP or Pre-AP training session.

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What do I need to bring?

If there are specific items you need to bring for the course, it will be listed under the consultant information. Otherwise, bring something to write with, something to write on, something to carry all the materials you will receive, and your school calendar.  If your consultant requires that you bring a sample lesson, please be sure that you make copies ahead of time. 

Additionally, we recommend comfortable attire and walking shoes, as trainings typically involve walking around TAMU-CC’s campus. Also, since you will be sitting all day (for the most part), you may want to bring a light sweater or jacket as the temperatures in each classroom will vary.

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What if I have to miss a day or some hours during the week?

As a College Board® endorsed institute, the number of hours required for teachers to attend before a certificate of attendance can be awarded is pre-determined.  If a day or hours must be missed, they will be deducted from the certificate of completion.

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Can I request contact information for an instructor or a classmate?

TAMU-CC cannot provide contact information for instructors or classmates without their consent. If you would like to contact an instructor or classmate you may email the request or correspondence to APSI@tamucc.edu and it will be forwarded on to the appropriate party.

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What is the dress code?

Corpus Christi in July is hot and humid. Professional, but comfortable dress is encouraged along with walking shoes so that you will be comfortable sitting for much of the day and walking outside in the heat. The buildings may feel hot or cold to you (we do not have control of the temperature). We encourage you to bring a light sweater in case the classroom gets cold.

Clothing for science teachers: Science teachers must follow TAMU-CC lab safety rules by wearing closed-toe shoes (no sandals), long pants or long 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. Additionally, a certification of Lab Safety training may be required.   You will be notified of this requirement and provided the information you will need in order to complete the Lab Safety training.

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Can my family and pets come with me to the AP Summer Institute?

No, this is a professional workshop that requires registration and payment for each attendee. Family, guests, and visitors may not attend sessions or meals. While service animals are welcome, pets are strictly prohibited.

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Can my family or pets stay in the residence hall with me?

Our accommodations are singles only and pets are not permitted in residence halls, except for service animals. We regret any inconvenience this may cause. If your family or pets will be traveling to Corpus Christi with you, we suggest you look at the local hotel options we have listed on the website APSI.tamucc.edu

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What airport should I fly into?

You should plan to fly into Corpus Christi International Airport. The airport code is CRP.

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Is there On-Campus housing?

For an additional fee of $450 per person, residence hall rooms are available to those who wish to stay on campus during the institute. Housing will be in a college residence hall. Participants will be in a single room but may share a bathroom with another participant.

All rooms are smoke free. There is not a reading lamp beside the bed, a television, or phone. A&M-Corpus Christi does not maintain open Wi-Fi.

To make your stay more comfortable be prepared to bring bedlinens, a blanket, a pillow, and any toiletries and grooming aids that you will need. 

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Do you provide transportation?

No. Participants are required to make their own transportation arrangements.

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How do I get to Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi?

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is located at 6300 Ocean Drive, Corpus Christi Texas 78412.   Additional driving directions and maps are located under the Travel tab.

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Where do I park?

All APSI participants must park in the Bayside Parking Garage located at the first entrance to the University.  Please do not park in general parking as it is assigned to our student body and you will be subject to a citation.  This includes handicapped spaces.  The Bayside Parking Garage includes ample handicapped parking.

Note: The Bayside Parking Garage offers covered parking.

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How do I know where to go for my course?

All courses will be assigned to a classroom or lab beginning June 1, 2017.  Please check the campus map link and agenda to plan and prepare for the Institute.

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