Getting Scores

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If you registered for the SAT online or you registered by mail and set up a College Board account, you’ll get an email telling you how to sign into your online score report when scores are ready.

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When to Expect Scores

Important:

New Score Release Policies

Starting in October, you’ll get your SAT scores faster. Learn more about the changes.

2016-17

  • Available to students beginning June 8.
  • Sent to colleges beginning June 7.

Learn how to send scores.

  • Available to students beginning July 12.
  • Sent to colleges beginning July 11.

Learn how to send scores.

2017-18

If you took the SAT with Essay:

  • September 15: Your multiple-choice scores become available online.
  • By September 18: Your SAT Essay scores become available.
  • Within 10 days after you receive all scores: We send colleges your scores, and we send your paper score report if you requested one.

If you took the SAT:

  • September 15: Online and paper score reports become available.
  • Within 10 days after you receive scores: We send colleges your scores.

Register for the August SAT or SAT with Essay.

Learn how to send scores.

If you took the SAT with Essay:

  • October 20–26: Your multiple-choice scores become available online during this window.
  • By October 31: Your SAT Essay scores become available.
  • Within 10 days after you receive all scores: We send colleges your scores, and we send your paper score report if you requested one.

If you took the SAT:

  • October 20–26: Online and paper score reports become available during this window.
  • Within 10 days after you receive scores: We send colleges your scores.

Register for the October SAT or SAT with Essay.

Learn how to send scores.

If you took the SAT with Essay:

  • November 17–23: Your multiple-choice scores become available online during this window.
  • By November 28: Your SAT Essay scores become available.
  • Within 10 days after you receive all scores: We send colleges your scores, and we send your paper score report if you requested one.

If you took the SAT:

  • November 17–23: Online and paper score reports become available during this window.
  • Within 10 days after you receive scores: We send colleges your scores.

Register for the November SAT or SAT with Essay.

Learn how to send scores.

If you took the SAT with Essay:

  • December 15–21: Your multiple-choice scores become available online during this window.
  • By December 26: Your SAT Essay scores become available.
  • Within 10 days after you receive all scores: We send colleges your scores, and we send your paper score report if you requested one.

If you took the SAT:

  • December 15–21: Online and paper score reports become available during this window.
  • Within 10 days after you receive scores: We send colleges your scores.

Register for the December SAT or SAT with Essay.

Learn how to send scores.

If you took the SAT with Essay:

  • March 23–29: Your multiple-choice scores become available online during this window.
  • By April 3: Your SAT Essay scores become available.
  • Within 10 days after you receive all scores: We send colleges your scores, and we send your paper score report if you requested one.

If you took the SAT:

  • March 23–29: Online and paper score reports become available during this window.
  • Within 10 days after you receive scores: We send colleges your scores.

Register for the March SAT or SAT with Essay.

Learn how to send scores.

If you took the SAT with Essay:

  • May 18–24: Your multiple-choice scores become available online during this window.
  • By May 29: Your SAT Essay scores become available.
  • Within 10 days after you receive all scores: We send colleges your scores, and we send your paper score report if you requested one.

If you took the SAT:

  • May 18–24: Online and paper score reports become available during this window.
  • Within 10 days after you receive scores: We send colleges your scores.

Register for the May SAT or SAT with Essay.

Learn how to send scores.

If you took the SAT with Essay:

  • July 11: Your multiple-choice scores become available online.
  • By June 29: Your SAT Essay scores become available.
  • Within 10 days after you receive all scores: We send colleges your scores, and we send your paper score report if you requested one.

If you took the SAT:

  • July 11: Online and paper score reports become available.
  • Within 10 days after you receive scores: We send colleges your scores.

Learn how to send scores.

New Score Release Policies

We’re making changes to help you get scores more quickly. Here’s what you need to know about the 2017-18 school year:

  • October, November, December, March, and May scores from the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math sections will be released about two weeks after test day. You’ll receive an email when those multiple-choice scores are ready. We’ll send your scores to colleges within 10 days after they’re available to you.
  • If you take the SAT with Essay, you’ll get your SAT Essay scores five days after receiving your multiple-choice scores. We’ll send score reports to colleges once all your scores are ready.
  • If you request a paper score report, we’ll send it once all your scores are ready (including your SAT Essay scores if you take the essay).
  • August and June scores may take longer—up to six weeks for all scores.

Paper Score Reports

Students who register online and wish to receive a paper score report by mail in addition to the online score report must request it when they register.

Students who register by mail and who don't have active College Board online accounts will receive paper score reports. They can also get their SAT scores by calling customer service, but there’s an additional fee.

Scores by Phone

You can get SAT scores by phone starting on the day they’re released, but there’s an extra fee.

Who Else Sees Your Scores

If you chose score recipients before scores were released, those colleges and scholarship programs will get your score report shortly after you do. Your high school, district, and state will be able to see your scores online too.

Learn how to send your scores.

If Your Scores Aren’t Online Yet

Most scores are available within the same score release window, but some might not be. If you fall within this group, you'll get a message telling you to check back—usually about a week later.

Some reasons scores may be delayed:

  • You took a makeup test later than the actual test day.
  • Your answer sheet was received late.
  • Your answer sheet is missing information.
  • Your answer sheet information is inconsistent with your registration information.
  • An irregularity was reported at your test site.

We understand it can be frustrating if you don't see your scores when you're expecting them, and we appreciate your patience. If your scores aren’t delayed, you can troubleshoot missing scores.