JULY 8-11, 2019

Click the "Register Online Now" button below to visit our Online Registration Center and register online. Online registration is easy, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and is the most popular registration option.

Please create an account for the participant first. If someone else is paying for the tuition, such as your school, you can indicate that later on the payment screen.

Register for APSI by selecting one of the five course options and add them to your cart. A credit or debit card is REQUIRED to register for APSI. Payment by all major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) is available online.

There are 2 options for payment: 

  1. You may pay tuition in full using your credit or debit card at the time of registration. Any reimbursement would be handled directly between you and your school.

  2. You may opt for the Deferred Payment Plan. The Deferred Payment Plan requires no money down to register for AP Summer Institute, but your credit card info will be kept on file. Once you register, you may submit the receipt indicating the balance due to your school for them to handle payment. Payment must be received from your school by check or credit/debit card no later than June 24, 2019. If we do not receive payment by that date, your card will be charged for the full tuition on July 1, 2019. Please send all checks to the following address:

    AP Summer Institute
    Columbia College Chicago
    1312 S. Michigan Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60605 

By Phone:
Call our Student Services Desk at (312) 369-3100 during regular office hours to speak with a Student Services Specialist to register and pay via credit card by phone. Registrations are accepted from 10:00am - 5:00pm Monday through Saturday.

In Person:
Stop by our Student Services Desk on the 1st floor of the Sherwood building, 1312 S. Michigan Ave., anytime during regular office hours to speak with a staff member to register and pay in person. Payment by credit card, check, and cash (exact change only) is accepted for in-person registrations.


Tuition includes 30 hours of instruction, AP* Exam Resources and Program Information workbook, additional handouts, art supplies, artist lectures, and receptions. Meals and housing are not included. Participants must attend all 30 hours to receive a certificate of completion. Please visit the College Board* website for information on the AP* Fellows Program.

Course Cancelation
Columbia College Chicago reserves the right to cancel a course if it does not meet minimum enrollment requirements. Registrants will receive a full refund for canceled courses. The decision to cancel courses will be made by May 31. Registrants will be notified immediately if the course they are enrolled in is canceled.

Registrants wishing to cancel their registration must do so by email to apsi@colum.edu. Cancellation requests must be made no later than 2 weeks prior to the start of the AP Summer Institute for the Arts. Refunds will be subject to a $25.00 withdrawal fee.

Purchase Orders and Invoicing
We will accept purchase orders from your school district, but only as a last resort payment option. In order to register for APSI with a purchase order, you’ll need to contact us at apsi@colum.edu to request an exception in writing. Once we review your request, we’ll let you know if we can approve payment via purchase order from your school district. If approved, you’ll need to register by phone, as our online system cannot accept purchase orders. All purchase orders must be paid in full prior to the start of the program.

Please note that we do not mail out invoices. If you need an invoice to generate a check from your school district, please register first using the deferred payment option, then use the registration receipt as an invoice to submit to your district.

Financial Aid
We recommend that you research funding opportunities within your state and local education authority to help offset the cost of attending. Please see the College Board* website for information on federal & selected state policy and funding.
The Advanced Placement* Incentive Program is a federal grant program that provides grants to eligible entities to enable them to increase the participation of low-income students in AP* courses and exams. It is awarded to state educational agencies, nonprofit corporations, and local educational agencies. Consult your state education board and your local educational authority for any AP* Summer Institute teacher tuition grants funded by the Advanced Placement* Incentive Program.

Please also visit the College Board* website for information on the AP* Fellows Program.

If you are a recipient of an APSI Scholarship through the College Board, please register with the deferred payment plan, and then send us an email letting us know that you are receiving scholarship funds from the College Board. We will be happy to adjust your account and your registration to reflect your scholarship.