Advanced Placement Summer Institute (APSI)


The North Dakota Legislative Assembly appropriated funding for the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (NDDPI) to continue to support professional development for North Dakota Advanced Placement (AP) instructors. This is an opportunity for AP instructors to participate in high-quality professional development by attending an Advanced Placement Summer Institute (APSI). The NDDPI will award selected instructors to be reimbursed for travel costs and/or registration fees to attend one professional development training opportunity.

The deadline to submit an application is May 3, 2021. Applications will be processed on a first-come-first-served basis.

APSI Application Guidance

Application Due Date: May 3, 2021

Funds Available: The 2019 Legislative Assembly appropriated funding to broaden Advanced Placement (AP) opportunities for students and AP professional development for instructors.

Funding Periods:

Round 1: May 17, 2021 through June 30, 2021

Round 2: July 1, 2021 through August 20, 2021

Supported Courses

Instructors in schools selected to participate in the National Math + Science Initiative (NMSI) College Readiness Program (CRP) for the 2021-2022 school year should sign up for NMSI APSI dates and times located on the NMSI website. Instructors in schools not participating in the NMSI CRP program can choose a CollegeBoard APSI.

Instructors must attend an APSI in a qualifying content area. To be a qualifying content area, the course must be on the following list and must be on the teaching schedule with students enrolled in the course for the 2021-2022 school year.


  • AP English Language and Composition
  • AP English Literature and Composition

Math and Computer Science 

  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Computer Science A
  • AP Computer Science Principles
  • AP Statistics


  • AP Biology
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism
  • AP Physics C: Mechanics
  • AP Physics 1
  • AP Physics 2

NMSI also has APSIs that are NOT SUPPORTED by NDDPI, for the following subjects:

  • Art History
  • Human Geography
  • Psychology
  • Spanish Language
  • US Government & Politics
  • US History
  • World History
APSI Application/Reimbursement

Instructors must complete an APSI application and submit to the Office of Academic Support or fax to (701) 328-0203.

APSI applications are accepted and reviewed in the spring of each year while funds for the current biennium are still available.



Each instructor will be reimbursed on actual cost for travel expenses and/or registration fees not to exceed $2,500. Receipts are required.

To receive reimbursement, you are required to submit a completed Expense Claim for Non-department Employees form (SFN 9007), receipts showing actual expenses, and a W-9 form. Expense claims are due by September 3, 2021.If you do not have a current W-9 on file with the state, which is required for reimbursement, please complete and return with your application. NOTE: Participants will receive these documents upon acceptance of their application.