(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 (available in August 2021) for the 2-D Art and Design, 3-D Art and Design, and Drawing Portfolio Exams.
- Make sure your students know about the digital submission process.
- Encourage students to begin working on their portfolios.
- Work with your students to capture digital images of their artworks that adhere to the image recommendations and requirements.
- Your AP coordinator should set up your school's access to the AP Art and Design digital submission web application during this time and send you access information.
- Set up access to the web application (if necessary). If you used the application previously, you should use your existing account credentials.
- As soon as it's available, pass access information (including your school code and teacher key) to Art and Design students.
- Support students who need help setting up their access to the web application.
- Encourage students to continue working on their portfolios.
- Make sure students have set up their access to the AP Art and Design digital submission web application and have chosen the correct portfolio type (i.e., 2-D Art and Design, 3-D Art and Design, or Drawing).
- Ensure students continue to work on their portfolios and upload images throughout the winter and spring. (Images can always be deleted or rearranged later.)
- Establish and communicate a firm deadline for students to forward finalized digital portfolios to you so you have time to forward them to your AP coordinator. Also, schedule a time for AP 2-D Art and Design and AP Drawing students to meet with you to assemble their physical portfolios to be mailed to the AP Program.
- Confirm with your AP coordinator when you'll forward them your students' digital portfolios. This date should be well before the deadline for your AP coordinator to submit portfolios to the AP Program, which is May 6, 2022.
- Forward students' completed digital portfolios to your AP coordinator well in advance of the AP coordinator’s May 6 submission deadline.
- Assemble AP 2-D Art and Design and AP Drawing students to assemble their physical portfolios to be mailed to the AP Program.
- By May 6, 2022, 8 p.m. EDT: AP coordinators forward students' digital portfolios and mail physical portfolios to the AP Program.