Portfolio Submission Process

All AP Art and Design portfolios (2-D, 3-D, and Drawing) are submitted digitally through the AP Digital Portfolio. Students do not mail any physical work to the AP Program.

Update: The AP Digital Portfolio became available in late September for students to begin uploading their work. Teachers received details via email from the AP Program on October 4.

Important: A student’s portfolio components will only be sent to the AP Program for scoring if the portfolio exam has been ordered for the student by the AP coordinator through AP Registration and Ordering. 

Review the following guides for complete details about the role of AP coordinators, Art and Design teachers, and students. You should also share the student guide with your students. These guides provide important information about the digital submission process.   

Submission Requirements

All three AP Art and Design Portfolio Exams contain two sections: Sustained Investigation (60% of total score) and Selected Works (40% of total score).

For the Sustained Investigation section, students will digitally submit 15 images, some of which may show details and process documentation. Images can include finished works and process works demonstrating ideation, practice, experimentation, and revision. Students will also complete written evidence in the Sustained Investigation section by responding to two prompts within the AP Digital Portfolio.

For the Selected Works section, students submit digital images of five process works demonstrating ideation, practice, experimentation, and revision. that best demonstrate skillful synthesis of materials, processes, and ideas.  



AP Art and Design Digital Submission: Timeline for Teachers

Review this timeline to ensure your students are on track to submit their portfolio by the deadline.