Students in AP Computer Science Principles (CSP), AP Research, and AP Seminar will complete performance tasks during the academic year with components that must be submitted to the AP Program using the AP Digital Portfolio, a web-based application.

For more information about using the AP Digital Portfolio, including how to create a digital portfolio account and how to submit performance tasks, download the User Guide that is appropriate to you:

AP Research or AP Seminar


Download the AP Digital Portfolio – Student User Guide for AP Capstone (.pdf/1.1MB).

AP CSP


Download the AP Digital Portfolio – Student User Guide for AP Computer Science Principles (.pdf/909KB).

What you need to know:


October

  • Each fall, teachers will create classes in the AP Digital Portfolio for the AP CSP, AP Research, or AP Seminar courses offered at your school.
  • You'll need to log into the AP Digital Portfolio and enroll in the appropriate class. You will need a College Board account to access the portfolio. If you don't have an account, register here.

January

  • (AP Seminar Only) The College Board will provide source materials that AP Seminar teachers will release to their students. You will use this source material to complete the Individual Research-Based Essay and Presentation for AP Seminar.

April


AP Research or AP Seminar

  • When you receive your AP Student Pack, add your AP number to your Digital Portfolio account. Your work cannot be submitted to the College Board until your account includes an AP number.
  • Make sure that all of your final performance tasks have been submitted by the deadline set by your teacher. After your teacher has scored your work, it will go to the College Board for final scoring.

AP CSP

  • Indicate on the AP Digital Portfolio that you are taking an AP CSP end-of-course exam.
  • When you receive your AP Student Pack, add your AP number to your Digital Portfolio account. Your work cannot be submitted to the College Board until your account includes an AP number.
  • Make sure that all of your final performance tasks have been submitted by April 30th. Your performance tasks must be submitted in order to go to the College Board for final scoring.

May

  • Administration of end-of-course exam for AP Seminar and AP CSP.
  • Note: There is no end-of-course exam for AP Research.

Technical Requirements and Recommendations

  • Browsers: Latest version of Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, or Safari
  • Operating systems: Windows 7, 8.1, Mac OS X, iOS 9
  • Devices: Desktop, Tablet, Mobile

Independent Study and Home-schooled Students taking AP CSP

If you plan to study independently for the AP CSP end-of-course exam without participating in the AP CSP course at a local high school, we recommend the following:

  • Confirm the following with the AP Coordinator at your school or a participating AP school:
    • Is the AP Coordinator willing to create an AP CSP class in the AP Digital Portfolio to enroll you in the class?
    • Will the AP Coordinator provide you with all the necessary information and directions for enrollment and submission of work in the AP Digital Portfolio?
    • Will the AP Coordinator order and administer the AP Exam at the end of the course?
  • AP Coordinators should contact apcsp@collegeboard.org for more information.