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New! Updated April 2020: After you’ve completed all work on your digital portfolio for the Sustained Investigation and Selected Works sections, you’ll need to follow the directions below to make sure your portfolio is submitted by the May 26, 11:59 p.m. ET deadline. 

First, you’ll view the Review Portfolio page (see below) to ensure everything has a status of Complete. If it doesn’t, you’ll need to go back and update anything that’s marked as incomplete. 

On the Review Portfolio page, you’ll need to enter your AP ID. If you don’t remember your AP ID, you can find it on My AP.

The application will then take you through a series of pages:

  1. Questions about permission to reproduce your artworks
  2. Statements about the artistic integrity of your work and about work that makes use of photographs, published images, and/or other artists' work
  3. New! Updated April 2020: Even though you won’t be mailing physical works or printed written evidence, for 2-D Art and Design and Drawing, you’ll need to check the box that says you will. This is the only way you’ll be able to proceed.

After you have confirmed all the statements on the final page by clicking their checkboxes, click Forward Portfolio.

Make sure you're completely finished working on your portfolio before you forward it. Once you have forwarded your digital portfolio, you won't be able to make changes unless, under rare circumstances, your teacher sends the portfolio back to you.

A final confirmation screen lets you know that your portfolio has been forwarded to your teacher, and your portfolio's status will change to Forwarded to Teacher.

Important: In the rare event of a technical error or incomplete submission, your teacher may send your portfolio back to you with recommendations on how to correct the submission. If this happens, it is up to you how to address the recommendations and resubmit your portfolio to your teacher. In this case, you will be notified about the return in the following ways:

  • When you sign in, a pop-up message will notify you to contact your teacher as soon as possible because your teacher recommends additional action before the portfolio can be sent to the AP Program.
  • Your portfolio status will change from Forwarded to Teacher to Further Action Recommended.
  • If you provided an email address, you will receive an automated email message that the portfolio has been returned to you by your teacher.

Contact your teacher to determine the specific recommendations. You can address your teacher's concerns and make changes to your portfolio before forwarding the portfolio to your teacher again; however, you are not obligated to make any changes based on their recommendations. Even if you choose to keep your portfolio as-is, you will need to forward your portfolio to your teacher again. 

New! Updated April 2020: At the time of the May 26, 11:59 p.m. ET deadline, your portfolio must be in one of the following statuses or it cannot be scored: Forwarded to Teacher, Forwarded to Coordinator, or Forwarded to AP. It’s important that you sign back in to the web application on May 26 to ensure your portfolio is in one of the Forwarded statuses.