(This timeline is for full-year and first-semester courses. For second-semester courses, you'll complete most of these steps at the start of the semester.)
Start of the School Year
- Before class starts, sign in to myap.collegeboard.org and access the join code for your class sections. See Helping Students Join Your AP Class Section for details.
- On the first day of class, give your AP Art and Design students the join code for your class sections so they can enroll in your class through My AP.
- Go over the portfolio requirements with your students and help them become familiar with the scoring rubrics for the 2-D Art and Design, 3-D Art and Design, and Drawing Portfolio Exams.
Review the AP Art and Design Digital Submission Guide for Teachers. Also review and share with students the AP Art and Design Digital Submission Guide for Students.
Update: The AP Digital Portfolio became available in late September. Teachers received details via email from the AP Program on October 4.
Important: A student's AP Art and Design portfolio exam will only be sent to the AP Program for scoring if the AP coordinator has submitted an exam order through AP Registration and Ordering. AP Art and Design teachers should work with their AP coordinator to confirm the corresponding exam orders are submitted.
Work with your students to capture digital images of their artworks that adhere to the image requirements and recommendations.
Ensure students continue to work on their portfolios and upload images throughout the course. (Images can always be deleted or rearranged later.)
- Set an early submission deadline for students—prior to the final AP Program deadline of May 10, 8 p.m. ET—to give yourself time to review students’ work for plagiarism, and to ensure that all portfolio components are submitted as final by the May 10 AP Program deadline.
May 10, 8 p.m. ET is the deadline for students to submit their portfolio components as final to the AP Program through the AP Digital Portfolio.
Students are responsible for submitting their portfolio components as final by the AP Program deadline. Teachers and AP coordinators do not forward or submit AP Art and Design portfolios to the AP Program for scoring.
- Leading up to the AP Program deadline, work with your students to ensure all portfolio components (Sustained Investigation Images, Sustained Investigation Written Evidence, and Selected Works) are submitted as final in the AP Digital Portfolio by the deadline.
- Refer to the AP Art and Design Digital Submission Guide for Teachers for complete details about the digital submission.