AP Art and Design Digital Submission: Timeline for Teachers

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(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.)



  • 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.
  • Confirm with your AP coordinator when you'll forward them your students' digital portfolios. This date should be well before May 20, 2021.


  • Forward students' completed digital portfolios to your AP coordinator well in advance of the May 20 submission deadline.
  • By May 20, 2021, 11:59 p.m. ET: AP coordinators forward students' digital portfolios to the AP Program.