University of Illinois System

The University of Illinois Advanced Placement® Summer Institutes

The University of Illinois System’s hosting Advanced Placement (AP®) Summer Institutes is a new initiative designed to increase the number of AP® qualified teachers in Illinois school districts that currently have less than 20% of their students participating in AP® exams.

The University of Illinois System will be launching two Advanced Placement® Summer Institutes (APSI) in 2023 in partnership with the College Board® at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and the University of Illinois Springfield. For a printable handout click here.

The APSI is a College Board® endorsed 30-hour training program for high school teachers. The U of I APSIs are being geared for new AP® teachers or those AP® teachers with minimal training and experience. The U of I APSI will focus on four subjects: English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, U.S. Government and Politics, and U.S. History. Teachers may earn up to 30 hours of Professional Development through the Illinois State Board of Education upon successful completion.


University of Illinois Springfield

UIS APSI Dates: June 26-30, 2023

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
UIUC APSI Dates:  July 10-14, 2023


The University of Illinois System will cover the full cost of tuition and housing* for those teachers from school districts with AP® Exam Participation of less than twenty percent. A $250 refundable deposit will be required to reserve your seat. Other Illinois teachers are welcome to participate at the tuition/housing rates of $650 for tuition and $300 for housing. If interested in one of the U of I AP® Summer Institutes, please email


Registration:  All participants must register via Cvent. Register here for Springfield and here for Urbana. Remember, spots are limited. 


For a printable handout, click here.


Click here to read a University of Illinois System news piece on the APSIs.