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Important Updates

For more information, please see the AP Coordinator’s Manual, Part 2 (available in late fall). The AP Exam Instructions will be available in 2020.

Preparing for a Successful Testing Experience

All student audio responses (oral free-response tasks in AP French, German, Italian, and Spanish Language and Culture, and sight-singing free-response tasks in AP Music Theory) must be submitted online through the Digital Audio Submission (DAS) portal.

What Is DAS?

The DAS portal is a website that schools will use to efficiently and securely upload and submit students' recorded responses. The DAS portal is used only for submitting files to the AP Program. It is not a recording method.

The DAS portal works like this:

  • In April, AP coordinators at schools that ordered AP French, German, Italian, or Spanish Language and Culture Exams or AP Music Theory Exams receive an email with DAS portal access information.
  • Each AP coordinator and school staff member needing access to the DAS portal must have their own account. After creating an account, the AP coordinator receives access information to share with any other school staff who will help with uploading and submitting students' recorded responses. With this information, school staff create their own accounts. (Note: Because AP French, German, Italian, and Spanish Language and Culture teachers and AP Music Theory teachers cannot have any access to student recordings, these teachers are not permitted to have DAS portal accounts or any access to the DAS portal. Teachers can still serve as proctors for exams in a subject area other than the one in which they teach or have taught. See the AP Coordinator’s Manual, Part 2 for details.)
  • During the exam, students record their responses using digital recording technology. Recorded responses are saved and named following the AP Exam Instructions.
  • After the exam, school staff ensure that all student response files are accessible on a computer. School staff log in to the DAS portal from a computer with internet access, select the exam name in the portal, upload each student's recorded response file, and submit all files to the AP Program for scoring.

For more information:

The updated version of the Digital Audio Submission Help document, updated for the 2020 AP Exam administration, will be available in spring 2020.

Necessary Equipment

  • A computer (Mac or PC) with access to the internet
  • Access to the student audio response files
  • Supported web browser: Internet Explorer (11.0), Firefox (41 or above), Safari (8.0 or below), or Google Chrome (45 or above)

Deadline to Submit Responses

Upload and submit files as soon as possible—no later than the close of the next business day following your school’s latest scheduled exam of a particular AP Exam administration (i.e., regular or late). Submitting files after this point could result in score delay.