AP CSP: Questions About the Digital Portfolio
What is the AP Digital Portfolio?
The AP Digital Portfolio is a web-based application used to facilitate the process of collecting and transmitting the AP Computer Science Principles Create performance task to the AP Reading for scoring. The AP Digital Portfolio contains user roles for teachers, students, and AP coordinators.
Information on the AP Digital Portfolio—including how to log in, how to create classrooms, and how to upload and submit the performance task—is available in the AP Digital Portfolio: Teacher User Guide for AP Computer Science Principles (Fall 2023).
Are students required to use the AP Digital Portfolio to take the AP Exam and receive an AP score?
Yes, students are required to use the AP Digital Portfolio to take the AP Exam and receive an AP score. The Create Performance Task makes up 30% of the overall course grade. If students want their performance task to be scored, they must submit the performance task as final in the AP Digital Portfolio before the May submission deadline at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Teachers should check the AP Exam Schedule for the current year's submission deadline.
We highly recommend that students submit their performance task in addition to taking the end-of-course exam. Students must take an end-of-course exam to receive an AP score.
How do students access the AP Digital Portfolio?
First, students get to join the AP CSP class section in myap.collegeboard.org after they receive a join code from their AP CSP teacher. When students enroll in an AP CSP class section, their enrollment carries over to the AP Digital Portfolio. Students can log in to the AP Digital Portfolio using their College Board username and password. Students may have an existing account if they viewed AP scores, or registered for the SAT online. Students can request a password reset, or they can create a new account if they do not already have one. Contact [email protected] if you can't remember your login information.
Visit the AP Digital Portfolio site for information and user guides.
How do teachers access the AP Digital Portfolio?
Teachers should log in to the AP Digital Portfolio using their College Board professional account. At the beginning of the school year, your students must join your class section online to access AP Classroom resources and the AP Digital Portfolio and register for the exam. The teacher user’s guide (we’ll post the updated guide on this site in the fall) provides detailed instruction on how to navigate the digital portfolio. Contact [email protected] if you can’t remember your login information.
I am an AP coordinator supporting students on a block schedule–how can I access the AP Digital Portfolio?
Visit the Exams Requiring Special Prep for information on the coordinator’s role with AP Computer Science Principles.
I am an AP coordinator—how do I support homeschooled students, or students who decide to pursue independent study without taking the AP CSP course at a participating AP school?
Information on the AP coordinator’s role with homeschooled or independent study students can be found on the Exams Requiring Special Prep page. Contact [email protected] with additional questions.
I'm an AP coordinator—what do I do in the AP Digital Portfolio?
For information on the AP coordinator’s role and for important deadlines, visit the Exams Requiring Special Prep page.
Contact [email protected] with additional questions.
Is there any possibility of an extension of the performance task deadline?
There’s no guarantee of an extension beyond the deadline. Teachers should plan their academic calendars, and set interim deadlines to review students’ work, allowing for unforeseen circumstances so that students have made final submission of the Create Performance Task before the May submission deadline at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Teachers should check the AP Exam Schedule for the current year's submission deadline.
Note: It’s likely there will be a higher volume of simultaneous submissions as the 11:59 p.m. EDT deadline approaches, which means your file may take longer to upload in the AP Digital Portfolio. We strongly advise you to build extra time to prepare the upload and submit so you don’t risk missing the deadline. Do not wait until the last minute to upload your performance task as final.
For extreme circumstances, teachers or coordinators can write to [email protected] to explain their situation. Extensions are not guaranteed and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
What is the last day for students to access the AP Digital Portfolio?
Students must submit the Create Performance Task as final in the Digital Portfolio before the May submission deadline at 11:59 p.m. EDT, or it will not be scored by College Board.
What is the last day for teachers to access the AP Digital Portfolio?
Teachers can continue to access their class work in read-only mode until June 30. After that, their class will be available as an archived class. Archived classes can be found by going to My Classes in the top-navigation bar of the Digital Portfolio and clicking on the View your archived classes link at the bottom of the menu.
When will the AP Digital Portfolio be available to teachers?
Teachers receive access to the AP Digital Portfolio once they start the AP Course Audit process. Teachers who were Course Audit–authorized from the previous year will be able to access the AP Digital Portfolio at any time once it’s opened.
Teachers sign in to myap.collegeboard.org and get the join code for their class section(s) that were created by the AP coordinator. Join codes should be distributed to students during class. When students enroll in an AP Computer Science Principles class section using join codes in My AP, their enrollment will carry over to the AP Digital Portfolio.