AP Art and Design Portfolio Exams (AP 2-D Art and Design, AP 3-D Art and Design, and AP Drawing) are administered through the AP Art and Design digital submission web application. AP coordinators, AP Art and Design teachers, and students use this web application to submit portfolios to the AP Program. (For 2-D Art and Design and Drawing, students must also work with their teacher or AP coordinator to mail their physical works to the AP Program.)
You’ll upload images of your artworks, enter typed responses to prompts, and send your portfolio to your teacher for review, all in the web application.
The AP Art and Design digital submission web application becomes available in November each year. We recommend you start uploading images as soon as you can, so both you and your teacher can monitor the development of your portfolio.
Here’s an overview of the submission process. For step-by-step instructions with screenshots, you can also review the AP Art and Design Digital Submission Guide for Students.
Make sure you have your school code, teacher key, and AP ID.
Your school code and teacher key should be supplied by your teacher or AP coordinator in November (or at the beginning of the semester for second-semester courses). If you don’t know your AP ID, you can get it by signing in to My AP.
Sign in to the web application.
Go to AP Art and Design Digital Submission and sign in or create an account.
Set up your access to the web application.
First select Student from the dropdown menu on the Select Your Access Type screen. Then fill in the form and click Submit. You’ll need the key from your teacher or AP coordinator to complete this step.
Access your portfolio.
Once you’ve set up access, you can sign in to the digital submission web application to work on your portfolio. In the web application, click My Portfolio in the top right menu.
Complete the Sustained Investigation section.
The Portfolio Progress Navigation menu (the numbered steps from “Introduction” to “Print”) lets you choose the section you’d like to work on. You can delete, add, or rearrange images anytime. When you’re working in the Sustained Investigation section, click the Written Evidence tab to enter (or to view or edit) your written evidence.
Complete the Selected Works section.
Click on Selected Works in the Portfolio Progress Navigation menu to work on your Selected Works section.
Know the deadline for sending your final portfolio to your teacher.
Ask your teacher what the deadline is for submitting your portfolio. Teachers set their own portfolio deadlines. The AP coordinator is then responsible for submitting portfolios to the AP Program by the first week in May.
Do a final review of your portfolio.
Once you click “Continue” on the Forward Portfolio page, you won’t be able to make any changes to your portfolio unless your teacher sends it back to you.
Forward your portfolio to your teacher.
You’ll need to enter your AP ID when you forward your portfolio. When your teacher gets your portfolio, they will forward it to the AP coordinator who will then submit it to the AP Program by the deadline. (For 2-D Art and Design and Drawing, students must also work with their teacher or AP coordinator to mail their physical works to the AP Program.)
AP Art and Design Portfolio Policies
Follow these guidelines as you build and submit your portfolio.
AP Art and Design Portfolio Timeline
See dates, deadlines, and what to do when throughout the year.
AP Art and Design Digital Submission Technical Requirements
Make sure you can submit your work online.