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In the rare event of a technical error or incomplete submission, teachers (or the AP coordinator) may send the portfolio back to the student with recommendations on how to correct the submission. Incomplete portfolios cannot be submitted. Please note that all students have agreed to abide by the College Board artistic integrity statement. Even if a teacher (or the AP coordinator) were to suspect that a student may have plagiarized aspects of the portfolio, the teacher (or AP coordinator) must not send back the submission. To review the AP Art and Design ethics, artistic integrity, and plagiarism policy, see the AP Art and Design Course and Exam Description. If you have questions about suspected plagiarism, contact AP Services for Educators at 844-274-6474 (toll free in the United States and Canada) or 212-632-1781, or email ( for educators outside the United States).

If you determine that a student needs to take further action on a portfolio, you can return the portfolio to the teacher. (The portfolio must be in Forwarded to Coordinator status to do this.)

To return a portfolio, select Return Portfolio to Teacher from the Actions dropdown menu within a student’s portfolio. The teacher will receive an auto-generated email notification for each portfolio that’s returned to them. The email will instruct them to reach out to you, the AP coordinator, for more information about why the portfolio was returned.