University of Illinois System

The University of Illinois Advanced Placement® Summer Institutes

The University of Illinois System is hosting Advanced Placement (AP®) Summer Institutes as an 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 2024 in partnership with the College Board® at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and the University of Illinois Springfield. Additional information is available in a printable handout.

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 the following subjects: English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, and U.S. History offered at both campuses, and Psychology only offered at UIUC. 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 24-27, 2024

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

UIUC APSI Dates: July 15-18, 2024

The University of Illinois System will cover the full cost of tuition, course materials, parking and lunches for those teachers from school districts with AP® Exam Participation of less than twenty percent. A $150 refundable deposit will be required to reserve your seat. Other Illinois teachers are welcome to participate at the tuition/housing rates of $600 for tuition, course materials, parking, and lunches. If interested in one of the U of I AP® Summer Institutes, please email

Registration: All participants must register via Cvent. Remember, spots are limited.

Register for Springfield

Register for Urbana

Printable Handout

Read a University of Illinois System news piece on the APSIs

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