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When do SAT scores come out?

Written by Shefali Sundram

Updated on: 03 Jan 2024

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Waiting for your SAT score can be tiring, especially since SAT scores are usually released after a couple of weeks of your test date.

  • SAT scores are made available online about 13 days after you take the test.
  • The upcoming date of results is March 22, 2024.
  • If you took the SAT before December 2023, your score has been released. You can check it on the College Board website.

In this article, we will go over when SAT scores are released, how to check your score, and how to send your SAT score to college.

SAT score release dates: complete the 2023-24 schedule

Here are the score release dates for 2023-24

Students who took the SAT in or before December 2023

You can find your scores on the online score report on the College Board website. The scores are ready.

Students who took the SAT after December 2023

Scores are released to colleges approximately ten days following the test date for each exam.

Test DateScore Release Date
March 9, 2024March 22, 2024
May 4, 2024May 17, 2024
June 1, 2024Test Date
SAT Test dates and score release dates for after December 2023 batch

Students taking the SAT in school on a weekday

The majority of American students take the SAT on weekends but a lot of high schools now offer SAT School Day. SAT school day lets you take the SAT at your school on a weekday. These tests, which are administered during an actual school day, will take the College Board longer to score. 

SAT School Day will be available digitally starting in spring 2024, testing from March 4 to April 26, 2024, with release dates to be announced as soon as available.

Test DateScores Available
October 11, 2023November 1, 2023
October 26, 2023November 16, 2023
SAT score release dates before December 2023

Expected SAT score release dates for Fall 2024

  • The multiple-choice scores come out around 2 weeks after the test date.
  • Colleges receive the scores 10 days after you receive your scores.

Based on this pattern, here’s what we expect the score release dates to be for Fall 2024. They are tentative and are yet to be confirmed by the College Board.

Test DatesEst. Registration DeadlinesEst. Online Score Release DatesFormat
December 2, 2023November 2, 2023December 15, 2023Paper
March 9, 2024February 23, 2024March 22- 29, 2024Digital
May 4, 2024April 19, 2024May 17-24, 2024Digital
June 1, 2024May 16, 2024June 14- 21, 2024Digital
August 24, 2023August 8, 2023September 6-14, 2024Digital
October 5, 2024September 20, 2024October 18-25, 2024Digital
November 2, 2024October 18, 2024November 15-22, 2024Digital
December 7, 2024November 22, 2024December 20-27, 2024Digital
Estimated test dates and score release dates of SAT, 2024.

How to check SAT scores online

The fastest way to get access to your SAT result is by creating a College Board account.

The SAT score report indicates your total score out of 1600, with the percentile in which your score falls. The report also has your test scores in Reading, Writing, Language, and Math.

To view your SAT scores:

  • Sign into your account on the College Board home page:
  • Next, click on “My SAT” to get your SAT scores.
  • You’ll then be taken to a page with your SAT results for each time you’ve taken the test.

How to send SAT scores to colleges?

Students have the chance to indicate which colleges they would like to receive their test scores on test day. The College Board lets you put down a college as the recipient of one of your free score reports. That college will get your score within 10 days of the online release of your complete score report. 

The process to send SAT scores to colleges may take a few extra days for students who take the SAT with an essay.

If you order your score report after receiving your score, it usually takes 1-2 weeks for your score to arrive and be processed. To send your SAT scores and information to additional institutions,

  1. Log in to your College Board account and go to the Send SAT Scores page.
  2. Select institutions by name or code, add them to the list and choose to send all or only some of your scores.
  3. If you’ve taken the SAT multiple times, send only your best score.
  4. Review and check out.

Recommended Reading: When should you take the SAT?

Conclusion

The College Board releases the SAT scores approximately 13 days after you take the test. The scores include your total score out of 1600 and your score for each section.

Colleges receive the scores about 10 days after they are released to students. You can select colleges to receive your score reports on test day or order score reports later. If you order your report later it takes 1-2 weeks to process the report.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What time does the SAT score come out?

The College Board makes scores available by 8 a.m. ET on each release date. You can check your SAT scores about 14 days after taking the test.

Do some SAT scores come out early?

No, every student who takes the SAT gets the report on the same day. You will never receive your SAT score earlier than other students who took the test. 

Can the SAT score report be rushed?

Normally, a score report takes 14 days to get delivered to colleges.

If you need your SAT scores sent faster to the college of your choice than regular delivery, you can order rush reporting for an additional fee. Rush reports are sent within 1–4 business days.

What to do while waiting for my SAT score?

There are many elements besides SAT scores that go into an application. This can be a great time to work on creating the parts :
Application forms
Application essay
Letters of recommendation
Additional materials (like portfolios if you’re looking at art school)
Volunteering opportunities

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