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Individual Student Reports

Delivery options for SAT reports

High schools and institutions of higher education can choose one or more of the following delivery options for student score reports:

  • Internet score delivery provides secure electronic transmission of student records quickly and easily. Internet delivery requires an email address, Internet access, and encryption software on either the recipient PC or mainframe. Additional technical information will be sent to you if you choose this option.
  • CD-ROM score delivery provides data shipped by mail on CD-ROM. CD-ROM data follow the same electronic data layout used for Internet Score Delivery.
  • Paper score reports can be received in addition to, or instead of, electronic (Internet or CD-ROM) score delivery. These reports include the same student score information, but they do not have the added benefit of being in electronic format.

Scores from each administration at which the student took SAT tests are included, covering up to six dates for the SAT and an additional six dates for the Subject Tests. All score-reporting options contain student-identifying information, current and previous test scores, percentiles, score ranges, and the most current responses to the SAT Questionnaire.

For high schools: Scores from each administration at which the student took SAT Program tests are included, covering up to six dates for the SAT and an additional six dates for the SAT Subject Tests. All score-reporting options contain student-identifying information, current and previous test scores, percentiles, score ranges, and the most current responses to the SAT Questionnaire.

For institutions of higher education: The method of score delivery (e.g., paper, CD, or electronic score reports) is not affected by Score Choice. However, the College Board no longer automatically reports cumulative scores (a student's entire record of SAT scores) to institutions designated to receive them. If a student tests again or takes a different test (e.g. SAT, then SAT Subject Tests) and requests that the College Board send a new score report to an institution, the second report will include only the unique set of scores selected by the student, which may or may not contain scores previously sent.

See Score Choice for more information. To receive one or more reporting options or to change the reporting option you receive currently, contact Code Control at (609) 771-7091. View mailing dates to find out when reports are sent.

Additional free online essay access for colleges

Images of student essays are available from the College Board to supplement official student score reports to colleges. See online essay viewing for more information.

Additional free score reporting materials for high schools

  • Score labels contain current scores and student-identifying information, and can be affixed to a student's paper file. Labels are sent several weeks after each administration. (See below for more information.)
  • Rosters contain current and previous test scores and student-identifying information. They are sent about five weeks after each administration. Be sure to check your roster carefully because the data are used to calculate your school's average SAT scores for graduating seniors. If students are listed who should not be on your roster, please contact the Counselor Helpline immediately to make corrections.
  • Cumulative rosters contain current and previous test scores and student-identifying information, including:
    • The midyear roster contains cumulative score data from mid-July through January and is sent five to six weeks after the January administration.
    • The end-of-year roster contains data for a 12-month period—July through June—and is sent approximately five to six weeks after the June administration.

Sending scores to colleges

Please encourage your students to send official score reports. The first four are free of charge if ordered as part of registration, and the information provided with official reports goes far beyond just the scores. Official score reports include:

  • Access to a copy of the essay
  • Student information from the SAT Questionnaire that colleges use for recruiting, advising, and placement decisions

The SAT Program recommends that schools not place SAT scores on school transcripts that are sent to colleges. This recommendation is consistent with other College Board programs (for example, AP and PSAT/NMSQT).

  • It ensures that schools are complying with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
  • It helps avoid any possible conflicts in which a school sends SAT scores that a student did not intend to report to a specific institution.

If your school still decides to send scores on a transcript, we recommend that you receive official consent from the student before doing so.

Learn more about how students can send their scores to colleges.

Customized Entry Pages

Related Materials

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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