Common Questions

What time does the institute begin and end each day?

Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

What meals will be provided?

Daily lunch and two coffee/snack breaks per day are included in the cost of the institute, as well as a welcome breakfast on the first day and two socials with hors d'oeuvres and drinks for all participants. Residents also are provided with breakfast and dinner each day.

Can a participant only attend part of the week? Will there be a price difference?

No, the entire workshop must be attended in order to receive credit or audit status.

What is the difference between taking a course for audit or credit? How can I switch my status from credit to audit or vice 

At Manhattan College, participants have the opportunity to take the AP course for graduate credit at an additional cost of $625. If a participant chooses to take the course for credit, he or she will receive three (3) graduate credits in education, a transcript after the course is completed, and a certificate upon completion of the course denoting 45 hours of professional development. During the week of the Institute, consultants will assign separate projects to be completed after the week of the course to receive graduate credit for the course. Consultants will then assign letter grades to those participants taking the class for credit, which will be due to the Director by August 26th; transcripts will be posted within the next few weeks.

If a participant chooses to take the course and not receive graduate credit, we call this an audit. Upon completion of the course, the participant will receive a certificate denoting 37.5 hours of Professional Development. There is no extra project and no transcript. Participants will be asked if they plan to take the course for credit or audit at registration, and will need to confirm this during the week of the course. If your employer is paying for the course, please check with them before you make your decision.

How can I switch my registration from credit to audit or vice versa? How late can I register?

Before the start of the Institute, please contact our office and we will make the switch. Once the Institute has started, please print and fill out the relevant form below. Submit to the AP Office (Thomas 303) no later than 5pm on Tuesday, July 30th, 2019. Registration will close on July 20th.

Non-Credit to Credit form

Credit to Non-Credit form

What happens if I need to cancel my registration?

Please contact the APSI office by email ( or phone (718-862-7209). Cancellations before the first class will receive a full refund. Cancellations before the second class (July 30th) will receive an 80% refund.

I registered, but I have not received an invoice or link to pay my tuition yet. When will I receive this?

Please allow up to ten days for processing.

Why does the Institute request my Social Security number?

Social Security numbers are required to register at the College.

How much is room and board and what does this fee include?

Room and board is $500, and includes a single, suite-style room with a shared bathroom (shared with one other participant of the same gender) and three meals per day.

Do many participants stay on campus?

Approximately one-third of participants reside on campus for the week.

Can a participant who is a resident arrive early or leave late?

Resident participants who need to arrive a day early or leave a day after the Institute has ended can do so if there is available space. There will be an extra cost of $50 per night (this does not include board). Our office requires at least two weeks notice for extended stays.

As a resident, can I bring guests?

Under somev circumstances, residents may bring a spouse/partner to stay in their room for an extra cost of $300 for the week (this includes board). This must be approved by the APSI office at least two weeks in advance; approval will depend on availability.

When will I receive my transcript?

Transcripts take about 4-6 weeks to receive by mail. In order for your transcripts to be released, your tuition and all other fees must be paid in full.

Can I request another transcript?

Yes, additional copies are available for $5 at

How can I pay for the Institute? When does payment need to be sent/received by?

We accept credit cards, purchase orders and personal checks. If paying by credit card, select this option during registration and a link to pay will be sent to you within approximately one week. If your school will be paying your tuition through a purchase order and future payment, select the purchase order option during registration. Within approximately one week, you will receive an invoice from us to give to the appropriate person at your school. The school will then issue a purchase order, or a form that guarantees payment. All payments or purchase orders must be received by July 22nd. 

I’m an international student — how do I obtain a visa?

First, fill out an application and pay for the workshop 4-6 weeks in advance of the workshop. Once the application is completed and payment is received, our international liaison will contact you with the appropriate paperwork and further steps. See the Program Information page for more details.