All SAT and SAT Subject Test scores are reported on paper or electronically in the higher education assessment reporting portal. You’ll sign in to the portal using the same College Board account you use for other College Board applications, such as College Board Search.
Electronic score files are delivered on a rolling basis through the Download Center. You’ll receive them in the format specified on your annual options form: comma-delimited or fixed-width. If you need to change your SAT preferences, email us.
You can now access a trends report in the Report Center and view student essays in the Essay Center. Learn more about these new features.
Get Help with Implementation
- Download the guide: Implementing the New Data Layout for SAT and SAT Subject Tests Electronic Score Reports (.pdf/853.05 KB), the first installment of the College Board Guide to Implementing the Redesigned SAT.
- Visit Higher Education Assessment Reporting Help to learn more about the online score-reporting portal.
- Email the College Board's higher education specialists.
- If you have not received your Manage Access code, email Higher Ed Reporting Support or call 855-475-3636.
New Data Layout
The new electronic data layout, introduced in October 2015, includes these changes:
- Expanded layout showing scores for both the redesigned SAT and the old SAT, given before March 2016.
- Changes to SAT Subject Test codes. SAT Subject Tests and scores have not changed.
- Date fields moved to YYYY-MM-DD format.
- Some alphabetic codes were revised to be numeric.
- Changes to the collection of race and ethnicity data, and other demographic data.
- Some fields were regrouped.
Paper Reports Available
Colleges now receive scores electronically or on paper. Colleges that previously received score report CDs were automatically updated to electronic delivery in the annual preferences mailing. Contact us to switch to paper if electronic score delivery can't be supported.
Data Layout Resources
Review these documents to become familiar with the new data layout. We recommend naming a project leader from admission or enrollment to manage implementation of the new data layout.
Information on new fields, codes, groupings, and delivery mechanisms.
Compares the old and new file layouts and provides information about the placement and size of each field within the file.
Compares the old and new file layouts and provides information about the placement and size of each field within the file. File posted 7/2/2015; replaces previously posted version.
Used to test system updates.
Used to test system updates. File posted 7/2/2015; replaces previously posted version.
AACRAO Implementation Plan
The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers (AACRAO) has outlined a plan to prepare student information systems for the redesigned SAT.
Other Preliminary Tasks
- Create a College Board professional account.
- Assemble a project team.
- Learn about changes to the SAT and its scores.
- Explore data usage and data storage options.
For a detailed checklist, view Implementing the New Data Layout for SAT and SAT Subject Tests Electronic Score Reports (.pdf/853.05 KB).