Columbia College Chicago


Register Online Now

June 26 - 29, 2017


Online: Click the "Register Online Now" button above 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. 
1. 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.
2. Register for APSI by selecting one of the four class options and add them to your cart. 
3. 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. 
4. There are 2 options for payment:
     a. 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.
     b. 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 indictaing 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 12, 2017. If we do not receive payment by that date, your card will be charged for the full tuition on June 19, 2017.

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 Cancellation

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 15. 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 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.

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.

*College Board, AP, Advanced Placement, Advanced Placement Program, AP Vertical Teams, Pre-AP and the acorn logo are registered trademarks of the College Board. Used with permission.
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