What SAT Scoring Means for You

beginning of content:

No Penalty for Guessing

On the SAT, you simply earn points for the questions you answer correctly. So go ahead and give your best answer to every question—there's no advantage to leaving them blank.

Score Reports

It’s not just colleges that can learn from your scores. You’ll get an online score report that helps you look beyond the numbers, see how you stack up, figure out where you can improve, and get a personalized study plan on Khan Academy®.

If you take the SAT with Essay, you'll also find a scanned copy of your response.

Using Score Choice

With Score Choice™, you choose which day’s test scores you send to colleges. You can send a single day’s scores, or you can send scores of every SAT you’ve taken. The only thing you can’t do? You can’t send partial scores from different days. For instance, you can’t send your Math score from one test day and your Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score from another.

Reminder: Check the Score Choice policies of every college you’re applying to, because some schools require you to send every score. If this sounds intimidating, keep in mind that many colleges consider your best.