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Sending Scores to Colleges

How students can send their SAT Subject Test scores to colleges and scholarship programs

Most colleges and universities require official score reports sent from the College Board rather than copies of online score reports or score report labels on transcripts.

Ordering official score reports

Your students can specify up to four colleges or scholarship programs to receive their scores as part of their test registration. They can also send scores to other colleges and scholarship programs by ordering additional score reports online, by mail, or by phone. Fee-waiver eligible students can order four additional reports at no cost, as explained below.

Important information about score reports

Counselors should make sure that students are aware of the following:

  • Only score reports from completed and scored tests will be sent. Students can only send scores that appear next to test dates on their SAT Status page. Scores from future tests for which they have registered, but have not yet completed, will not be included.
  • Scores are delivered approximately five weeks after we receive their request.
  • Only the scores from test dates that students select through Score Choice will be reported to institutions. If a student decides not to use Score Choice, all scores will be sent automatically.
  • SAT rush reporting is available for an additional fee. Rush scores are sent two business days after a request is received. Remind your students to check with the institutions before requesting this service: not all colleges can accept rush reporting.
  • Once an order is submitted, it cannot be canceled.

Flexible score reports for students eligible for free waivers 

Students who are eligible to use fee waivers can send up to four additional flexible score reports at no charge as part of the SAT Fee-Waiver Service. These additional score reports:

  • Can be used while the student is in high school
  • Can be ordered at registration or at any time after a student takes an SAT Program test
  • Can be used by eligible students even if they previously registered for the SAT or SAT Subject Tests without using a fee waiver

Only four flexible score reports for fee waiver-eligible students can be used during the student's testing lifetime, regardless of the number of times a student registers. These fee-waiver services do not apply to rush fees for expedited score reports.

Using the flexible score reports

Students should determine how many credits are left before placing orders. They can do this two ways:

  • Go online to My SAT. The number of flexible score reports appears automatically if students have previously registered for the SAT or Subject Tests using an SAT fee waiver.
  • Obtain a fee waiver from the counselor. Call Customer Service and provide their fee-waiver code along with registration information from their most recent test date.

Older scores

Students can request older scores by downloading the Archived Score Report Order Form and completing each section.

Fees for reporting archived scores

There is a score reporting fee for each report, plus an additional processing fee per order. Rush reporting is also available for older score reports.

Additional notes about older Subject Test scores

  • Official score reports that are sent to colleges five or more years after a test date are accompanied by a message explaining that they may be less valid predictors of college academic performance than more recent scores.
  • This message also notifies colleges that for Subject Tests and for the English Language Proficiency Test™ (ELPT™) in particular, knowledge of the subject may change with additional study in the field, and scores may become less valid predictors in a shorter period of time.
  • If students took the SAT Subject Tests prior to October 2002, and have scores on hold, and want to release them before sending out score reports, they should let us know this when making their request.
  • All SAT Program test scores for tests taken on or after April 1, 1995, are reported on a recentered scale. This is indicated by an "R" next to students' scores.

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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