Welcome to Arkansas State University!

Please review the AP Summer Institute policies found below, if you have a question, please contact us.


Notification for cancellations must be received by July 9, 2019, to receive a refund. After the deadline date, substitutions may be made, but refunds will not be issued.


Certificates of completion for 30 hours will be issued to each teacher who attends the entire Institute and has paid fees in full. Attendance is mandatory and will be noted daily in each class. This National College Board policy will be enforced.

Registration Funds

Please keep in mind that the priority status for this money is as follows:

  • Priority 1: Currently employed Arkansas AP teachers never having attended an APSI
  • Priority 2: Currently employed Arkansas AP teachers teaching in a district that is involved in AAIMS or Lead Higher Equal Opportunity Schools training to improve AP opportunities and outcomes
  • Priority 3: Arkansas AP teachers currently teaching in a high poverty school (70% of more schools receive free/reduced lunch) and/or a school that submits data to support a gap in minority student's access or outcomes in AP courses
  • Priority 4: Currently employed Arkansas AP teachers having attended an APSI more than 5 years ago
  • Priority 5: Currently employed Arkansas Pre-AP teachers never having attended an APSI
  • Priority 6: Currently employed Arkansas Pre-AP teachers having attended an APSI more than 5 years ago

March 1, 2019 will be used as the deadline for holding this money available for the six priorities listed above for trainings to be held in July 2019.

After the March 1, 2019 deadline, any Arkansas AP or Pre-AP teacher would be able to access the money for a position at the APSI.

At the completion of your APSI, please submit to the Office of Gifted and Talented, the names of all Arkansas teachers attending your institute including their social security numbers, school districts, school names, the names of the specific AP/Pre-AP courses they attended, and the number of hours of training attended. A chart indicating the amount of funding received from the state, the number of Pre-AP teachers trained, the amount of funding received from the state, the number of Pre-AP teachers trained, the amount of registration and housing fees, the number of AP teachers trained, amount of carry-over funding from previous years, the expenditures for the training, and the amount to be carried over for the next year.


Lunch will be provided to all registered participants in the A-State Acansa Dining Hall in the Carl R. Ring Student Union. Resident participants will be issued a breakfast ticket for A-State Acansa Dining Hall. Snacks will be provided in the mornings and afternoons for all participants in an area near the classrooms. There are nearby eateries (e.g, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Subway and others) on either end of campus for your meal convenience at lunch.

Non-Residential Check-In / Commuters

Non-residential participants should check in Tuesday morning from 7:30 to 8:00 a.m. in the Heritage Plaza of the Carl R. Reng Student Union, 3rd floor lobby.

Residential Check-In

Room check-in for the APSI residents begins Monday evening, July 22 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sign-in will be at the ROTC Living Learning Community for both men and women, the ladies will be housed in the STEM Den, Upper Class Resident Hall next door to ROTC. Upon arrival, you will receive a packet with a hang tag for parking, meal ticket for breakfast and lunch and information about the campus. Late check-in will be Tuesday, July 23 from 5 – 6 p.m. at the ROTC office. All bedrooms are double occupancy.

Opening General Session

All participants are expected to attend the opening informational meeting on Tuesday, July 23, 8:00 a.m in the Auditorium of the Carl R. Reng Student Union, 3rd Floor.


Commuter registered participants will be provided parking permits by mail prior to the institute. If a participant does not have a parking permit, it is necessary that parking be made in the "Blue" Visitor's parking spaces until a parking permit is received.


Once registered, participant will receive an itinerary for the week and a map with your confirmation letter by email. If you have questions about your registration, call (870) 972-2049.

Fill-in the Registration Form online then print. Note: This form cannot be saved in Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Classroom Time Requirements

Classes will be begin at 8:00 a.m. and will end at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.