Frequently Asked Questions
How much is the registration fee?
We offer an early-bird registration rate of $700 through May 31st, 2016. Beginning June 1st, the registration fee is $775. In addition, science and art courses have a $25 supply fee.
What does the registration fee include?
The registration fee includes all workshop materials, parking, as well as Monday breakfast, four lunches (M, T, W, Th) and snacks on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday afternoons.
Where can I stay overnight?
For a flat fee of $250, you can stay in a single-accomodation room in a Ball State University residence hall Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights.
What can you tell me about the residence hall?
You will be staying in one of Ball State’s residence halls. The halls are beautiful, inside and out. The commons areas are gorgeous and all rooms are air-conditioned, with semi-private baths. Coin-operated laundry facilities can be found in the residence hall. The residence hall offers an exercise facility, but you must purchase a pass to utilize the facility. The hall is about a 10 minute walk from the classroom. Parking is available near the residence hall, but keep in mind that parking can be a challenge on any university campus.
What if I do not want to stay in a residence hall? Is hotel lodging available?
Yes. Please click here for a list of local hotels. You will need to call the hotel directly to make your reservation. Please mention that you are with Ball State University to receive the group rate, if the hotel offers one. You will pay the hotel directly (not the Indiana Academy) for your hotel lodging.
My family is coming with me. Can they stay in the residence hall?
No. Participants bringing family members with them will need to utilize the hotel option.
Is dinner included?
No, dinner is not included in the basic registration fee. Meals can be purchased at a variety of local restaurants.
Can evening meals be added on to my registration?
No, but your school may provide a per diem that will allow you to eat without an out-of-pocket expense.
How do the lunch meal cards work?
Our meal cards are set up like a debit card. You will have an allotted amount pre-loaded onto the card prior to your arrival. Each time you swipe the card, the amount you spend will be deducted from the card value, until there is a zero balance or the card expires at the end of the conference.
Are CEUs available?
Yes. While we provide a certificate indicating your receipt of thirty contact hours of professional development, some school systems or state departments of education require a particular form marking those hours as Continuing Education Units (3.0 Units are equivalent to thirty contact hours of professional development). We can provide that form for an additional fee.
What forms of payment will you accept?
We can accept checks, money orders, school purchase orders, Discover, Mastercard, and Visa.
When is payment due?
We must have payment in full or a school purchase order four weeks prior to the start of the program.
What if I need to cancel?
All cancelations must be received in writing and will be subject to a $100 non-refundable cancellation fee. Refunds will NOT be issued for cancellations received within four weeks of the workshop start date. Please note that credit card refunds may be subject to an additional 5% non-refundable fee.
Is there a registration deadline?
We do not set a formal registration deadline. We will accept registrations right up until the Friday before the workshop, provided that there is space in the session.
How do I know if I am registered for the program?
You will receive an immediate confirmation e-mail. If you have not received a confirmation e-mail, please contact us. Please do not assume that your school corporation has submitted the registration for you.
How will you communicate with me?
We will communicate with you primarily by e-mail, although we also like to have a telephone number in our files. Please note that some communication may take place after school is out of session, so it is important that we have an e-mail address and telephone number that will allow us to reach you during the summer months.
What time does class begin and end each day?
Our typical class schedule begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m. However, we do give each instructor the flexibility to design a schedule that works best for their individual class, provided that they meet the minimum 30 contact hours required by the College Board.
Where and when is check-in?
Check-in is Monday morning from 7:30-8:30 on the campus of Ball State University. At check-in, you will receive your workshop materials in a complimentary Indiana Academy bag. A continental breakfast will be served.
When can I check into my room in the residence hall?
You can check into your room as early as 3:00 p.m. on the day of your arrival. If you are arriving after check-in on Monday morning, we can make special arrangements for you to pick up your room key so you don’t miss anything - just let us know in advance. Check-out is by 11 a.m. on the last day of your stay.
What should I wear?
Plan to dress comfortably and appropriately for a casual, educational environment. At times you may be walking on campus and should be prepared for it to be rather warm outside, but it can be cool in the air-conditioned classrooms and residence halls.
What should I bring with me?
Please bring all personal items that you may need. Although it is not required, you are welcome to bring a laptop if you would like. Please check your course syllabus for specific requests from your instructor.
What if I have special needs?
Please indicate all special needs on the registration form. Participants with special dietary needs should contact Karen Adkins at (765) 285-5813 or firstname.lastname@example.org. All special needs (including dietary) should be addressed with the APSI Director, at (800) 316-3163 x 2 or email@example.com. For example, if you have a severe nut allergy and cannot be in a room with nuts, please make sure that we are aware of the severity of your allergy.
Will I have access to the University recreational facilities?
Yes, you can purchase a Conference/Workshop Guest Pass for the University recreational facilities. The fee is $30 for a 7-day pass. This pass will allow you to utilize two fitness centers, two swimming pools, indoor jogging tracks, and more. Go to www.bsu.edu/recreation or call (765) 285-1753 for more information about the University’s recreational facilities.
If you are staying in a residence hall, you may purchase a pass to use the residence hall fitness room for a one-time fee of $10 for the duration of the conference. The pass may be purchased at the residence hall desk with cash or check. They do not accept credit cards. We also find that our participants enjoy walking around the scenic Ball State University campus and surrounding neighborhoods, or on the Cardinal Greenway.
Will I have access to laundry facilities?
You will have access to coin-operated laundry facilities in the residence hall.
What is there to see and do in the Muncie area?
Ball State University offers the David Owsley Museum of Art, the fabulous Wheeler Orchid Collection, Christy Woods and Glick Center for Glass - all within walking distance of our classrooms. Notable attractions in the Muncie area include Minnetrista Cultural Center & Oakhurst Gardens, and AMA’s National Model Aviation Museum. Participants who are bringing their families along might find that their children would enjoy spending the day at the Muncie Children’s Museum or Tuhey Pool while mom or dad are in class. Visit the Muncie Visitor’s Bureau for more information.