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Department of History

Advanced Placement (AP) Summer Institutes 2014

United States and World History

Winthrop University, with funding from the South Carolina Department of Education, is pleased to offer summer institutes for new and/or experienced AP United States History and AP World History teachers. The institutes will allow teachers to explore in more depth the AP United States or World History course, engage in specialized study for one of these courses, and earn 3 graduate United States or World History education credits. 

Please note that due to overwhelming interest in the AP World and US History Summer Institutes, any new applicants as of June 5, 2014 will be placed on a waiting list. We will notify each applicant individually if any space becomes available. 

Course Details

Meeting Schedule

The course will meet on Winthrop's campus June 23-26, 2014.  There will also be a portion of the course that will be offered online from June 26-July 3, 2014. Housing and meals will be available at an extra cost. More information about housing and meals will be available on this page in the next few weeks.

Course Fees

Course Fees are $200 and include:

3 graduate credits in United States or World History education coursework.

  • AP teacher resources including practice test questions and guides for the classroom.

Course Structure

The purpose of the course is to strengthen teachers' knowledge of topics and themes on the AP United States and World History exams, and to provide guidance on creating or modifying a course that promotes student success.  More information regarding the courses will be available on this page in the next few weeks.

Registration Information:

  • Registration forms are due by June 13, 2014. Please take this survey to indicate your interest in the program. The registration forms will automatically be sent to you via e-mail upon your completion of the survey.
  • Participants should notify course instructors of interest by sending an e-mail to Please note that any applications submitted after June 5, 2014 will be added to a waiting list. We will notify you if space becomes available in your institute of choice.
  • Once organizers know of interest and if there is still space available, a Special Course Registration Form will be sent by e-mail and should be returned as soon as possible for priority registration. This form and its required attachments will facilitate official enrollment in the graduate course and will begin the process of billing procedures from the University.
  • Participants must complete an immunization form.

Housing Information:

Housing for Winthrop University's AP Institutes will be available in Phelps Hall for $18 per night for a single room, plus $68 which will be returned in Cafe Cash that can be used in any of the dining locations on campus.

Please remember to complete the registration survey to make sure that we have received all of the requested information on or before the registration due date for the AP History Institute. Last minute requests will be accommodated as we are able and should be directed to

  • Participants will stay in a single room in Phelps Residence Hall.
  • Each room will have a sink, but bathrooms are shared in two to four room groupings.
  • Participants are responsible for bringing their own linens, sheets (twin XL), and toiletries.
  • The building does have free Wi-Fi access.
  • The building is newly renovated. The renovations were completed during the 2012-2013 academic year.
  • There is a laundry facility located within the building.
  • Bills for housing will be due after the start of the course. If your institution will be covering your stay and needs to pay in advance, please contact

Please review the campus parking map before arriving on campus.  You may park in the Residence Parking area behind Phelps, the Legions Lot (located at the corner of Cherry and Alumni), or in the College Avenue parking lot (located at the corner of College and Myrtle).

Please also review our general campus map (pdf - 347 KB) so that you will familiar with the campus layout.  The History AP courses will take place in Owens Hall (building 18).  Please also take note of the location of Phelps Residence Hall (building 31) and the DiGiorgio Campus Center (building 16).



Other AP Institutes Offered at Winthrop

Spanish and French Language

Calculus AB and Calculus BC


Please send an email to with any questions you might have about any of Winthrop's Summer AP Institutes.


We hope to see you this summer at Winthrop!






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