When Do SAT Scores Come Out?

When do SAT scores come out? Find all you need to know about SAT score release dates, sending your SAT score report to colleges, and more.

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Published on February 14, 2022 · Updated on March 22, 2022

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When Do SAT Scores Come Out?


Many students wonder how long it takes to get their SAT scores and how to check their SAT scores once they become available. Typically, you can check your SAT scores about 14 days after taking the test. The College Board makes scores available by 8 a.m. ET on each release date.

Below, you'll find information on SAT score release dates. You'll also learn how to send your scores to colleges and where to find your score report online.

SAT Score Release Dates: Complete 2021-22 Schedule

SAT score reports are made available to students and colleges at several points throughout the year. The College Board typically sends SAT scores to colleges about 10 days after providing them to students.

The table below outlines the SAT score release dates through July 2022.

Test Date When Students Receive Scores When Colleges Receive Scores
Aug. 28, 2021 Sept. 10, 2021 Sept. 20, 2021
Oct. 2, 2021 Oct. 15, 2021 Oct. 25, 2021
Nov. 6, 2021 Nov. 19, 2021 Nov. 29, 2021
Dec. 4, 2021 Dec. 17, 2021 Dec. 27, 2021
March 12, 2022 March 25, 2022 April 4, 2022
May 7, 2022 May 20, 2022 May 30, 2022
June 4, 2022 July 9, 2022 July 19, 2022

Source: College Board

When Do SAT School Day Scores Come Out?

More than 9,000 schools and 3,000 school districts nationwide have offered SAT School Day, which allows high school juniors and seniors to take the exam during regular school hours.

Students who take the exam through the School Day program can expect to receive their scores in about two weeks. Students register through their schools, although they should also create a College Board account.

The SAT score release dates for the School Day program differ from other SAT score reports. The table below shows the 2021-22 SAT School Day release dates.

Test Date When Students Receive Scores When Colleges Receive Scores
Oct. 13, 2021 Nov. 3, 2021 Nov. 13, 2021
Oct. 28, 2021 Nov. 19, 2021 Nov. 29, 2021
March 2, 2022 March 24, 2022 April 3, 2022
March 23, 2022 April 15, 2022 April 25, 2022
April 13, 2022 May 4, 2022 May 14, 2022
April 26, 2022 May 18, 2022 May 28, 2022

Source: College Board

How to Check SAT Scores Online

You can check your SAT scores by creating a College Board online account. You may also opt to receive your report by phone.

The SAT score report indicates your total score out of a possible 1600, along with the nationwide percentile in which your score falls. The report also features your Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math section scores, as well as your individual test scores in Reading, Writing and Language, and Math.

Further down in the report, you'll find your cross-test scores and subscores. If you take the SAT multiple times, the document will provide your exam score report for each attempt.

How to Send SAT Scores to Colleges

On test day, you can indicate which colleges or universities you want to receive your SAT scores. The College Board aims to send scores to students' chosen schools within 10 days of the initial release date. Schools that ask applicants to submit their SAT scores typically require official score reports.

The process to send SAT scores to colleges may take a few extra days for students who take the SAT with an essay. Note that only certain students who take the exam through SAT School Day may take part in the essay option.


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