(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.)
- 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.
- Inform students that digital submission opens in November, but encourage them to begin working on their portfolios before then.
- Work with your students to capture digital images of their artworks that adhere to the image recommendations and requirements.
- Digital submission for AP Art and Design opens in November. AP Art and Design teachers and students receive an email when it's available.
- 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.
- Ensure students continue to work on their portfolios and upload images throughout the winter and spring. (Images can always be deleted or rearranged later.)
- Set your own submission deadline (before the May 5, 8 p.m. AP Program deadline) for students to submit their portfolio components as final in the AP Digital Portfolio. This will give you time to review students’ work, check for plagiarism, and ensure all portfolio components are submitted as final to the AP Program by the May 5 deadline.
May 5, 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.
New! Starting this year, students are responsible for submitting their portfolio components as final by May 5, 8 p.m. ET. Teachers no longer forward students’ portfolios to the AP coordinator, and the AP coordinator is no longer responsible for submitting portfolios to the AP Program.
- Leading up to the May 5, 8 p.m. ET 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.