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Receiving Scores

This information refers to the current SAT and is in effect through the January 2016 test date. Get information about the redesigned SAT, which starts March 2016.

When and how students receive their SAT scores

Here are the dates on which scores are available to students for 2015–16 test dates.

Test Date Scores by Web* Paper Scores Begin Mailing**
October 3, 2015 October 22, 2015 October 28, 2015
November 7, 2015 November 24, 2015 December 2, 2015
December 5, 2015 December 22, 2015 December 30, 2015
January 23, 2016 February 11, 2016 February 18, 2016
March 5, 2016 Mid-May Mid-May
May 7, 2016 Mid-June Mid-June
June 4, 2016 Mid-July Mid-July

*My SAT Online Score Report is typically available approximately a week and a half after scores are available via the Web.

**Students who have active College Board online accounts will automatically get their SAT scores through My SAT Online Score Report only, unless they request a paper score report. Students who register by paper and who do not have an online account will still receive paper score reports unless they ask us not to mail them.

Note: Most colleges accept October and November scores for Early Decision/Early Action programs. Students should check with specific colleges to learn when SAT scores need to be received to meet application deadlines.

Viewing SAT scores

Students can view their scores on the Web by signing in to My SAT after 8 a.m. Eastern Time on the dates listed above. It is important to note that a small number of scores take longer to report and may not be available on the dates listed here.

Students can see the scores of every SAT test they have taken, as well as all score recipients to which they have previously sent scores.

The SAT online score report

When your students get their SAT scores, we want to make sure they really get their SAT scores. We want them to understand the meaning behind the numbers. Furthermore, we know that as a counselor, you want the best tools to help your students improve their test scores and prepare for college success. My SAT Online Score Report is the best and fastest way for students to get personalized, practical information about their SAT results. It's also an easy way to decrease the amount of paper we use (and that they get in the mail) while still providing everything they would get in a paper score report, and more. The online report helps them:

  • Understand specifics about how the test is structured and scored, including the writing section and the essay
  • Get detailed insights into how they performed on each section of the test, including responses by question type and difficulty
  • See how their scores compare to those of students in their school, state, and nationally
  • Search for the right colleges, majors, and careers based on their scores
  • Work on improving their scores on a future test through targeted practice
  • See sample essays that received various scores

My SAT Online Score Report is available free to every student who takes the SAT, whether he or she registered online or by mail; all a student needs is a account. To access the report, the student should:

  1. Log into with a unique username and password
  2. Click on "My SAT." This will show the upcoming tests for which the student is registered (or registrations that are in progress), plus scores from all previous SATs taken
  3. Next to the relevant test date*, click on "My Online Score Report"

*For tests taken before October 2007, students will see the older version of the report.

Students may also get their SAT scores by phone for an additional fee.

SAT scoring before March 2005

If you need information about an SAT taken prior to March 2005, click here for information on scoring and score reports (this link takes you to the student area of this website).

Customized Entry Pages


Go to the SAT Downloads and Materials Ordering page to view and print these and other related materials:

  • Guidelines for the Release of Data
  • Score Reporting Options for High Schools
  • Electronic Data Layout for High Schools
  • Score Reporting Options for Higher Ed Institutions
  • Electronic Data Layout for Higher Ed Institutions

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