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SAT Results and SAT Scores 2024-25

Updated on 15 April, 2024

Shivangi Mishra

Shivangi Mishra

Sr. Content Editor

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A clear understanding of the SAT results and scores is required for candidates appearing for the exam. The Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) is scored on the 400-1600 scale and many students in India may be confused regarding their results and score since they are majorly used to percentages or percentiles. Here is a brief guide for a clear understanding of SAT results along with the important dates among other vital information.

SAT Results and Test Dates 

SAT scores are sent to colleges about 10 days after the score release date. Here is a guide towards the SAT results and testing dates

SAT Test Date

SAT Score Release Date

November 4, 2023November 17, 2023
December 2, 2023December 15, 2023
March 9, 2024March 22, 2024
May 4, 2024May 17, 2024
June 1, 2024June 14, 2024

Decoding the SAT Score Reports

The SAT result and score reports usually have the key details. These include the following: 

SAT Total Score- As the title clearly indicates, the overall score is the sum of the two section scores, and this may vary between 400 and 1600. 

SAT Sectional Score- This score usually ranges between 200 and 800 while being based upon the candidate’s performance in the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math segments. 

SAT Subscore (marks that are scored in every question type) – These are several points for the Reading, Writing and Language and the Math portions and vary between 1 and 15. The key purpose is to offer valuable insights into the performance of the students. 

Essay Scores (if they apply)- Aspirants taking the SAT examination with the Essay will get 2-8 points for Essay Reading, 2-8 points for Essay Analysis and 2-8 points for Essay Writing. These will be shown under the tab named Essay Details. 

Percentile of Students- The percentile score of the students will indicate performance in the SAT examination in comparison to other peers. 

Here is a table that will indicate the various components included in the SAT score report and what they basically stand for:

ElementsWhat it meansRange for the Score
Total ScoreAggregate of two sectional scores400–1600
Section ScoresEvidence-Based Reading and Writing and the Math portions200–800
Test ScoresReading, Writing and Language, and Math segments10–40
SAT Essay Scores (optional)Analysis, Reading and Writing2–8
Cross-TestThis indicates usage of skills for text analysis and solving problems10–40
Sub Scores

Writing and Language: Expression of Ideas and Standard English Conventions.

Reading and Writing and Language: Command of Evidence and Words in Context.

Math: Heart of Algebra, Problem Solving and Data Analysis, and Passport to Advanced Math.


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How is SAT Score Calculated?

The SAT total score is the sum of the two sections. Your total score is a number between 400 and 1600. For section scores, the raw score in each section, which is the number of questions you got right, is converted to a scaled score between 200 and 800. It is basis the fact that different SAT versions are slightly easier or harder.

For example, there are always 58 questions on the Math Test. A raw score of 57 will earn you a scaled score of 800; on other versions, you would need to get all 58 questions correct. Balancing different test versions into equivalent scaled scores is called equating.

How Can You Check Your SAT Score? 

You can readily check your SAT score report at the College Board site. Here are the steps to be followed: 

  1. Go to the official site of the College Board. 
  2. Sign in with the ID and password. 
  3. Click My Organiser and then go to SAT Scores
  4. Click Access My Scores and enter the username and password. 
  5. Visit My Test Scores
  6. The SAT scores will be shown to the aspirant. 

The score reports may be dispatched to various colleges with the help of Score Choice.

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Cost of Sending SAT Score Report to Colleges

Every time you register for the test, you automatically get four free score reports. You can use these free reports anytime between registration and nine days after your test date. After this, you can send score reports to colleges for $11.25 per score report. Typically, SAT scores are sent to colleges about ten days after the score release date. However, if you want to send scores in advance, you can opt for the ‘Rush Reporting’ option. Rush Reporting costs $31 for the first report and $11.25 for each additional score sent. Rush Reporting will get your scores to colleges within two days of your order.

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How to Cancel SAT Scores?

If you are unsatisfied with your SAT performance, you can cancel these scores to avoid sending them to your chosen colleges. As per the College Board website, you must cancel no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (9:29 am in India) on the Thursday after your test date. After submitting a request to cancel scores, they can’t be reinstated.

Cancelling SAT scores at the center: Aspirants can ask the test coordinator for an SAT Request to Cancel Test Scores form and submit it at the test center before leaving.

Cancelling SAT score afterward: You can download the SAT Request to Cancel Test Scores form from the College Board website and fax it to 610-290-8978. International aspirants can mail the form to SAT Score Cancellation, 1425 Lower Ferry Road, Ewing, NJ 08618.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good SAT score?

Aspirants should aim for high SAT scores to get into their desired college. As per College Board data, the average SAT score for 2021 was 1000, while the average score for 2019 was 1050. Aspirants must aspire to get an above-average score. A score of 1350 would put you in the top 10% of test-takers and help make your application competitive at more selective schools.

How long are SAT scores valid?

SAT score validity is five years from the date of result.

How much SAT score is required for Harvard?

For 2019-2020 admissions, the SAT score for Harvard was as follows - Reading and Writing 720-780, Math 740-800.

How long does it take to send SAT scores?

Depending on when you take the SAT test, you may get your scores back anywhere from two to six weeks after your test date. SAT score reports are then sent to colleges within 10 days after your scores are released to you.

How to score high on SAT?

To score high on SAT, you must familiarize yourself with the exam pattern and syllabus. The next step is making the right preparation strategy and investing sufficient time. Taking mock SATs can go a long way in making your preparation thorough.

How to send SAT scores to universities?

You must select colleges you want to send your scores to during the SAT registration. Once your score is available, you can also send it to additional institutions by logging in to your College Board account, i.e., MySAT. Colleges do not accept printouts or copies of score reports; you have to send the scores directly from your MySAT account.

What are SAT scores used for?

The SAT exam is a standardized assessment that is required for applications to undergraduate educational programs in other countries. The examination tracks the overall readiness of students for college.

When are SAT results made available? How long does it take to get SAT results?

SAT scores for any test date are made available two to four weeks after you take the test. College Board sends an email intimation once the scores are released. The College Board sends your SAT scores to your chosen colleges within 10 days of receiving your SAT scores.

How to check SAT results?

The College Board sends your SAT scores to your chosen colleges within 10 days of receiving your SAT scores. The SAT score can be checked online by logging in to the College Board website. You can also receive SAT results over call.

When do SAT results come out?

After the test date, candidates can expect the SAT results in two to four weeks, while the scores to colleges are sent after 10 days of publication.

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Shivangi Mishra

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She is an experienced writer and journalist who has extensively covered the education sector in India and Abroad. Now helping Indian aspirants realise their foreign education dream by providing them with relevant content and information through upGrad Abroad. Amateur traveller, loves to read Architectural Digest!

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