Bellevue AP Institute


Questions & Answers

Question: Are meals provided?

Yes,  breakfast, lunch and snacks are provided as part of your registration cost.

Question: How do I register for clock hours? How is attendance handled? How many hours can I earn? When do I get the certificate?

Washington State participants are automatically registered for clock hours when registering for a class. Participants still need to sign in twice a day in your class.  Participants may earn up to 28 hours.  Certificates will be given to all Washington State participants (except those taking the course for college credit) on the last day of class.  Clock hours are FREE.

Question: May I register for more than one session? If not, can I purchase a book for a different class?

You may not attend more than one four-day session.  
We cannot buy an extra book for you.  We can, however, sell a book if we have any left over.

Question: How do I register for college credit?

Three college credits are offered through Seattle Pacific University (SPU).  You will register for SPU credit by going to the SPU website.  We will publish that website address as soon as we receive it.   

Question: May I add a tour after registration?

Yes, on a space available basis. We usually fill the tours but also have cancellations on the day of the tour.  Tours are non refundable after June 1st. 

Question: May I drive every day to the institute?

We ask that, if you are staying at a hotel, you leave your car at the hotel and take the shuttle buses. Parking is very limited.

Question: What time do the shuttle buses pick us up from the hotels? Are they free? Do I need to register or say I want to take one?

The free shuttle buses leave the hotels at 6:30 AM so that the attendees have time for breakfast.  These will go to every AP hotel so no registration or verbal confirmation is needed.

Question: What should I wear or bring with me?

We suggest casual clothes that are weather appropriate.  A light jacket or umbrella is not a bad idea in case of rain.  Sturdy shoes or boots are good for tours.  Most people bring a laptop.  Please check the class prep information for your class for any additional items it art supplies or science lab materials.  

Question: Are most participants local?
The majority of participants are from Washington and its neighboring states, but participants from many states and countries attend each year. In 2017, participants came from Alaska, Arizona, California, DC, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
Outside the US participants came from:  American Samoa, Canada, Columbia, DODDS, Singapore, Taiwan, United Kingdom, and Vietnam.