Costs & Graduate Credit

Workshop Tuition

Workshop Tuition:  $725 (includes $400 non-refundable deposit)

The $725 workshop tuition for the Summer Teaching Institute includes workshop instruction and lunch in the Carleton dining hall for the 4 days of the workshop in addition to three graduate quarter credit hours (two semester hours) at no additional cost. See below for more information on graduate credit.

Biology: Advanced Topics, Biology: First Time, Chemistry: Advanced Topics, Chemistry: First Time, Environmental Science, Physics 1 and Studio Art workshops carry an additional $25 laboratory fee ($750 total for these workshops).

Payment in full (all tuition and fees) for workshop participants is due by June 15, 2018.

On-Campus Room and Board

During the Summer Teaching Institute, participants may choose to stay on campus in one of the central air-conditioned residence halls. A limited number of single occupancy rooms are available upon request and are assigned in the order requests are received. Breakfast and dinner in the Carleton dining hall is included in the Room and Board cost (lunch is included in the Workshop Tuition). Participants choosing to stay on campus will have access to the Recreation Center during operating hours.

  • Double Occupancy Room and Board:  $375 (per person)
  • Single Occupancy Room and Board:   $450

June Institute housing is provided starting at 3:00pm on Monday, June 25 through Friday, June 29, 2018. The first meal served will be dinner in the dining hall on Monday, June 25 and the last meal will be lunch on Friday, June 29.

July Institute housing is provided starting at 3:00pm on Monday, July 9 through Friday, July 13, 2018. The first meal served will be dinner in the dining hall on Monday, July 9 and the last meal will be lunch on Friday, July 13.

Partner Housing:  We offer participants housing for partners/spouses during the Summer Teaching Institute for an additional $375 (billed separately) which will include room and board for the duration of the Institute as well as use of the recreational facilities. If you have any questions or would like to request partner housing, please email

Transportation to/from the MSP airport: We offer an airport shuttle for participants at $60 each way. Participants may fill out this form to request and pay for the shuttle. Uber/Lyft do not service from Northfield - you can use their service from the airport to Northfield, but not back up to the airport.


All cancellations for the Summer Teaching Institute must be made in writing (submitted via email or US Mail). The $400 tuition deposit required for registration is non-refundable. Residential participants will be assessed half of room and board fees for cancellations received after May 25, 2018. Any cancellations received within 14 days of the opening of the Summer Teaching Institute or while the Institute is in session will result in forfeiture of all tuition and fees paid.

Graduate Credit

Summer Teaching Institute participants have the option to earn three graduate quarter credit hours (two semester hours) at no additional cost.  All participants must complete the Grade Contract Form provided to them at the start of the workshop on which they declare their intention to pursue or not to pursue graduate credit. 

For those participants who choose to pursue graduate credit, graduate credit will be granted on an A-F basis to participants who both participate full-time in their respective workshop AND complete a final project as determined and graded by their instructor. All participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the end of the Institute. If you have to miss any part of the Institute, we will reduce the hours listed for participation on the certificate, and you will not be eligible to receive graduate credit.

Participants who do not choose to pursue graduate credit and who complete all workshop requirements will receive a certificate of attendance documenting 30 hours instruction.  Depending on your district's specific guidelines, you may be able to use this certificate as documentation for Continuing Education Units.

Returning Institute Participants:  Repeating a Workshop and Receiving Graduate Credit

Each Summer Teaching Institute workshop has both a workshop title (roughly the same as the College Board® course title) and a registration code (4 letters and 4 numbers assigned by the Registrar's Office at Carleton). Workshop titles remain the same from year to year and generally don't impact receiving graduate credit. Registration codes may (and do) change for a variety of reasons, including an AP® course redesign, and determine if a participant is eligible to receive graduate credit.

Participants returning to the Summer Teaching Institute should know that, while there is not a limit to the number of times their official transcript can record their attendance in an individual workshop title & registration code combination, they will only receive graduate credit once for a registration code. 

If you are attending a workshop for which you have previously received graduate credit, you have the option to work with you instructor to develop an Independent Study Project which will allow you to receive graduate credit under a different registration code. Independent Study Projects can only be completed once. Independent Study Projects must be approved by your instructor and noted on your Grade Contract before the Institute closes.

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