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AP Summer Institute

The 25th annual AP® Summer Institute at Rice University offers challenging AP professional development courses that address advanced topics in AP.

THREE WEEKS OF COURSES: July 16-19 · July 23-26 · July 30-August 2

The AP® Summer Institute at Rice University offers challenging AP professional development courses. 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.

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 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.

Week 3 Participants

Please download the participant packet, which includes your printable parking permit and check-in information.

Download Participant Packet

Registration: Registration links are available in Courses section below.

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

Rice University requests all participants purchase flight insurance for financial protection in the event of an unexpected emergency or course cancellation.

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

Note: The Rice University AP Summer Institute is not approved by TAGT for GT hours, but some districts will allow a limited number of hours to be applied for update hours. Please contact your district for specifics.

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.

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Week 1: July 16-19

Week 2: July 23-26

Week 3: July 30-August 2

Early registration: $525* (until April 9)
Standard registration: $575* (April 10-June 24)
Late registration: $625* (after June 24)

*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 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:

Houston Marriott Medical Center
6580 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77030
Telephone: (713) 796-0080
Rate: $149/night standard

 Week  Dates  Group Link  Deadline
 Week 1  July 15-July 19 Reservation Link  June 15, 2019
 Week 2  July 22-July 26 Reservation Link  June 22, 2019
 Week 3  July 29-August 2 Reservation Link  June 29, 2019

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.

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. 

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.

Registration links coming soon.

 Registration Link
 Check-In Date 
 Check-Out Date
 July 15
 July 19
 July 22
 July 26
 July 29
 August 2

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 p.m.
Rate: $475

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.

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.

While professional development is not required to prepare for 2019-20 AP course updates and new classroom resources, the College Board encourages AP teachers to take advantage of the professional development offered by the AP. Based on survey data, teachers across the country have found AP professional development to be extremely valuable. Teachers who do attend an AP Summer Institute in 2019 should be able to: 

  • Understand the Course
  • The course framework defines the scope of the course and specifies what students must know and do to be successful on the AP Exam.
  • Plan the Course
  • Sequencing, pacing, and scaffolding are essential for building students’ understanding and their ability to transfer and apply knowledge and skills.
  • Teach the Course
  • Effective instructional strategies help students to develop a mastery of course content and skills over time.
  • Assess Student Progress and Understanding
  • Learning requires time, practice, and regular feedback.