SAT Results and Scores 2023 - How to Check SAT Result & Download Scorecard

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Aarushi Jain
Updated on Aug 01, 2023 12:03 PM IST

The SAT scores are declared by the College Board within one to weeks after the exam. After ten days of result declaration, the board sends the results to selected colleges in the USA, UK, Canada, etc. 

The SAT is scored on a scale of 400-1600. The total SAT result comprises scores in the maths section and evidence-based writing and reading scores. Students can find the total score and section score on the official SAT score report. There are other SAT cross-test scores and subscores that measure various proficiencies. Check out the page to learn more about SAT results and their interpretation.

SAT Result Dates 2023-24

The SAT result dates for test-takers are given in the table below:

SAT Test Date

SAT 2023 Score Release Date

August 26, 2023 September 8, 2023
October 7, 2023 October 20, 2023
November 4, 2023 November 17, 2023
December 2, 2023 December 15, 2023

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How to Access SAT Scores and Results?

It is possible to access SAT scores and results both online and offline. It is possible to get your results in a way convenient to you. The steps to get the SAT results online and offline are given below:

Steps to Get SAT Score Online

The steps to receive SAT 2023 scores online students have to 

  • Step 1: Visit the official CollegeBoard website and log in to the account with your ID and password.

  • Step 2: Verify the account using the registration number. 

  • Step 3: Select the “View Details” option.

  • Step 4: Download Report and check your SAT scores. Also, take a printout of the same.

One must use a desktop only while downloading the results. 

Other Methods to Get SAT Scores

Students who have difficulty accessing the internet must look into these alternate means to get their SAT scores. The methods are highlighted below:

  • Scores via Phone: Students can get their scores via phone by paying additional charges. 

  • Paper Score Report: Students are mailed paper score reports in their respective mail if they do not have CollegeBoard accounts. 

Ways to Send SAT Scores

Candidates can access their SAT score reports online within two to four weeks after the exam date. After the results are declared, they are delivered to the colleges that you have chosen during SAT registration. Sending score reports is extremely important. Some colleges prefer CollegeBoard directly sending results rather than copies or transcripts. 

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SAT Score Report

Mentioned below are some key details that are usually included in the SAT result and score reports:

  • SAT Total Score: As the name implies, the overall score is the total of the two section scores and can range between 400 and 1600.

  • SAT Sectional Score: This score, which is based on the candidate's performance in the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math sections, often varies between 200 and 800.

  • SAT Subscore (marks assigned to each question type): There are various points for the Reading, Writing, and Language, as well as the Math sections, and they range from 1 to 15. The main goal is to provide significant insights into the test taker's performance.

  • Essay Scores (if applicable): Aspirants taking the SAT with the Essay will receive 2-8 points for Essay Reading, 2-8 points for Essay Analysis, and 2-8 points for Essay Writing. These will be displayed under the Essay Details tab.

  • Percentile Score: The students' percentile score will demonstrate their achievement in the SAT examination in comparison to their contemporaries.

Note: SAT Subject Tests and Essay Component of the test has been scrapped from 2021

SAT Score Calculator and Score Range

The SAT score range in scaled score runs from 200-800 points for each component, for a total grade of 1600. Because the scaled score is determined according to the College Board chart, it may alter depending on the exam date as the variety and difficulty level of questions change. Thinking why should you be aware of the SAT score range? Here are some important points to remember:

  • Sat Score Range: The SAT score varies from 800 to 1600, and it decides whether or not an applicant is qualified to be admitted to college. The average SAT score is 1051, however, many students score lower and higher than this value.

  • Percentile Ranking: This indicates how much better you fared or scored as a candidate as compared to other candidates who took the exam. The 90 percentile merely means that you performed 90% better than the rest of the contenders.

  • Higher Scores Mean a Better Chance of Admission: The higher your score, the better your chances of getting into a reputable institution or university.

The SAT score ranges have been given in the table below to help you calculate and interpret the score better:

SAT Score Division

Based On

Score Range

Total score

Sum of two section scores


Section scores (2)

Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, and Math


Test scores (3)

Reading, Writing and Language, and Math


SAT Essay scores (3) (Scrapped)

Reading, Analysis, and Writing


Cross-test scores (2) 

Analysis in History/Social Studies and Analysis in Science. Based on selected questions in the Reading, Writing, Language, and Math Tests


Subscores (7)

Reading and Writing and Language: Command of Evidence and Words in Context. Writing and Language: Expression of Ideas and Standard English Conventions. Math: Heart of Algebra, Problem Solving and Data Analysis, and Passport to Advanced Math


How to Send SAT Scores to Institutes?

When you registered for the SAT exam, you may have chosen universities or scholarship programmes to which your results should be sent. As soon as your score is ready, you can send it to other institutions. The majority of universities demand an official SAT score report from the College Board. Here are the three ways for requesting and sending your SAT scores to institutes:




Schedule SAT score reports at registration

Four score reports are available from the time you register until nine days following your SAT test date.

No Fee

Request additional score reports

Score reports that are in addition to the four free selections or ordered outside of the nine-day timeframe.

USD 12 per report

Request an SAT rush order

Colleges will get SAT results within two to four business days (not counting holidays and weekends).

USD 31+ any regular fees

Here is a step-by-step guide for sending SAT score reports online:

  • Log in to your College Board account and navigate to the ‘Send SAT Scores’ page. 

  • You may see a prompt about charge waivers on the ‘Send SAT Scores’ page. If the message does not apply to you, disregard it.

  • Choose which colleges you want your results sent to:

    • Find colleges by name or code.

    • Select one or more universities to add to the list of score receivers, then click Continue.

  • Send all or a subset of your scores to each recipient. If you took the SAT more than once, you may only send your highest score. However, the college to which you are sending your results may have a policy that requires them to examine all of your scores.

  • You may examine the policy requirements of the schools you picked and send what they require when you select scores to send.

  • Examine your order. Check it out.

  • You must accept the terms and conditions and choose a payment method.

How Long Does it Take to Send SAT Scores?

Requesting score report recipients when registering for the SAT is the quickest way to deliver SAT scores. Depending on when you take the SAT, you may receive your results two to six weeks following the exam date. After your results are revealed, SAT score reports are delivered to universities within 10 days. When colleges get your results, they must process them, which might take up to a week.

Archived SAT Scores

College Board preserves your SAT results and scores after you have graduated from high school and have not tested for a year. You can request them to send the old scores for you to send to the colleges, universities, and SAT scholarship programs.

Old SAT Scores Indicators

Special notes or indications are included in certain old SAT score reports which are mentioned below:

  • Official score reports issued to colleges 5 years or more after a test date are accompanied by a note indicating that they may be less accurate indicators of college academic achievement than more recent SAT scores.
  • Scores for exams taken on or after April 1, 1995, are provided on a more current scale. This is indicated with an "R" next to your scores.

How to Request SAT Archived Scores?

Please keep in mind that there is a fee for each report, as well as an extra retrieval fee for processing archived scores. You can obtain your previous SAT score reports in the following ways:

  • By Mail
  • By Telephone 
  • By Rush Reporting

SAT Score Verification

The College Board, the conducting body of SAT, has a careful and systematic score verification process to ensure that your SAT scores are accurate. Still, if you want, you can double-check your scores using the SAT score verification services. Score verification is helpful to practice and retake the SAT exam.

An answer verification service is made available by the College Board for every pen and paper-based SAT exam. Depending on the time and location of your exam, you get Question-and-Answer Service or the Student Answer Service.

Question and Answer Services

If you use the Question and Answer SAT score verification service to verify your score, you will receive a copy of the questions and answers you chose. You will also be given the correct answers to compare them to your own. This service also includes an assessment of the difficulty of each question.

Student Answer Services

If you verify your score through Student Answer Services, you will receive a report detailing how you answered each question as well as an analysis of the type and difficulty of each question.

Through these above-mentioned SAT score verification processes, you will have the opportunity to review multiple-choice exams or handwritten essays. If your performance did not meet your expectations, please consider revising your score. You can also qualify if you make a serious mistake when grading your answers, or if the writing section of your online score report is blank. You should know that you will not be eligible for the review process if you do not follow the test guidelines for grading answers and writing essays.

SAT Scores Verification Fees

If you request manual score checking, your answer sheets will be checked manually by an expert and you will be charged USD 55 for multiple choice exams and USD 55 for handwritten essays. If you take advantage of the SAT exam fee waiver, your exam fee will be halved. If errors are detected when scanning and scoring your exam, your scores may be changed and your exam fee will be refunded. Hand score verification is very detailed and cannot be re-evaluated later. If you are not satisfied with your results and want to improve your SAT score, you can always retake the SAT exam.

How to Cancel SAT Scores?

If you believe you did not perform well on the SAT exam, you can cancel your scores; however, you must respond soon. You must cancel by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the Thursday following your test date. (With the exception of students with disabilities who test during the school day, students with disabilities have until the Monday one week following the announced test date to cancel their score.) Scores cannot be reinstated or reported to you or any institution after a request to cancel is received. You can cancel your score either at the test centre or after you leave.

Cancelling SAT Scores at the Test Center

After the SAT exam, request the test coordinator for an SAT Request to Cancel Test Scores form.  Before leaving the test centre, complete and sign the form and return it to the test coordinator.

Cancelling SAT Scores After Leaving the Test Center 

  • Fill out the SAT Request to Cancel Test Scores form or make your request in writing. The following information is required: test date, test centre number, name, residence, gender, birth date, and registration number.

  • Sign the form or write down your desire.

  • Send your completed and signed cancellation form with the label "Attention: SAT Score Cancellation."

    • Fax: 610-290-8978.

    • US or International Test Takers: overnight mail service or courier to SAT Score Cancellation, 1425 Lower Ferry Road, Ewing, NJ 08618.

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FAQs on SAT Result/Scores

How can I send my SAT scores via Phone?

To send your SAT score via phone, you have to call the international customer service at 212-713-7789 and follow the instructions thoroughly. Also, do not forget to cross-check the ID number. First, read the instructions carefully on the CollegeBoard website and then make a call.

What is the process for sending the SAT Score?

To send in your SAT scores, you can choose between sending them online, by email or even by phone. In online mode, you will be directed by the website to complete a process, meanwhile, for email, you will be required to complete and attach an Additional Score Report Form downloaded from the website.

What are the section score range in SAT?

The section score range in SAT usually stand between 200-800 for each section, i.e. Evidence-based Reading and Writing and Mathematics. While the total score range is 400-1600 which is the summation of both the Evidence-based Reading and Writing and Mathematics sub scores.

What is the total score in SATs?

The SAT is measured on a total score of 400-1600, as 1600 is the highest possible score one can achieve The average SAT score in 2019 was recorded to be 1059. For the unversed, the SAT exam includes sub-scores and cross-test scores - some additional measures to test the proficiency level of the candidate.

Do I need to pay extra to access my old SAT scores?

Yes, candidates who wish to access their old SAT reports must pay an additional fee as defined by the CollegeBoard. The fee which you need to pay is called archived score report fee They can visit the CollegeBoard website and learn more about how to access previous SAT score reports.

What are the details mentioned in SAT Result?

There are various sections and types of SAT scores mentioned on the SAT Scorecard. You will get a detailed understanding of the total score, section scores, test scores, cross-test scores and subscores, benchmark, percentile etc that will help you to analyse your performance.

Can I access the SAT results on my phone?

Yes, you can get your SAT scores by phone but there is an extra fee. Candidates can also send their SAT scores via phone. They will be asked to call the international customer service at 212-713-7789 and follow the instructions thoroughly.

What is SAT percentile in SAT scores?

SAT percentile is given in the SAT score card which denotes your performance in comparison to other test takers. It also includes those students who have not taken the test. The SAT percentile are useful in determining how competitive your scores are for getting admission to the US universities.

How can I the check SAT Result?

Candidates can check the SAT results online on the official website or request the score through email or by phone. Visit the official website of the College Board and log in with your Student ID and Password for the SATs. Follow the rest of the instructions to check your results.

When will the SAT results be released?

The SAT result is usually released within one or two weeks from the date of the test. Candidates can check the result on the official website of the CollegeBoard by selecting the date on which the test was taken. It is advised to all candidates to keep a tab on their registered email ID for updates.

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