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Important Update

Important: To support students affected by school closures due to the coronavirus pandemic, we’re offering at-home testing for 2020 AP Exams. This means changes to some of our processes and policies. Note that these adjustments may not be reflected on all AP Students pages including this one. For the most updated information, visit Updates for AP Students Affected by Coronavirus. For information on submitting AP Art and Design portfolios this year, go to the updated digital submission directions.

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.

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. (For AP 2-D Art and Design and AP Drawing, you’ll also work with your AP teacher and/or AP coordinator to mail physical artworks to the AP Program separately.)

The AP Art and Design digital submission web application becomes available in November 2019. We recommend you start uploading images as soon as you can, so both you and your teacher can monitor the development of your portfolio.


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. If you don’t know your AP ID, you can get it by signing in to My AP.

Get familiar with the web application.

Review the online demo, “Using the AP Art and Design Digital Submission Web Application,” where you’ll find in-depth, detailed guidance on every step.

Sign in to the web application.

Go to AP Art and Design Digital Submission and sign in using the same username and password that you use for your My AP 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.

Access your portfolio.

Click My Portfolio in the top right menu.

Upload images of your artwork.

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. For detailed instructions on uploading images, see the online demo.

Add your written evidence for the Sustained Investigation section.

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.

The Selected Works digital submission process is different for 3-D Art and Design Portfolio Exams than it is for 2-D Art and Design and Drawing Portfolio Exams. This year, 2-D Art and Design and Drawing students will need to submit digital backups of their physical artworks and print and mail their written evidence from the Selected Works section to the AP Program. For detailed instructions on completing the Selected Works section, see the online demo.

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 well before the AP submission deadline of May 26, 2020, 11:59 p.m. ET, because teachers need to review portfolios before sending them for scoring.

Do a final review of your portfolio.

Once you click Forward Portfolio, you won’t be able to make any changes to your portfolio unless your teacher sends it back to you.

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