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When Do SAT Scores Come Out? And Other SAT Score Release Facts You Should Know

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When Do SAT Scores Come Out?

At the earliest, you will be able to view your scores online beginning 13 days after the test.

SAT multiple choice scores can take anywhere from 13 to 19 days to be released during the academic year – and up to five and a half weeks in the summer.

If you took the SAT Essay, once you get your multiple choice score you can expect to receive your Essay score within the next five days (or sometimes less!).

U.S. and International SAT Score Release Dates

But when do SAT scores come out exactly?

Look no further! The tables below cover the schedule of SAT score release dates: every SAT test date, SAT score release date, and Essay score release date for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 testing years in the U.S. — as well as international dates. For more information about registration dates and choosing the best test date, see our accompanying post on SAT test dates.

You may notice that for most of the test dates, a range of release dates are given. This is the time frame within which you can expect to get your multiple choice scores. Alternatively, the Essay score release date is the date your Essay score will be released at the latest.

2017-2018 SAT Score Release Dates (U.S.)

SAT Test DateSAT Score Release Date
(Multiple Choice)
SAT Score Release Date
(Essay)
August 26, 2017September 18, 2017September 20, 2017
October 7, 2017October 20-26, 2017October 31, 2017
November 4, 2017 November 17-23, 2017November 28, 2017
December 2, 2017December 15-21, 2017December 26, 2017
March 10, 2018March 23-29, 2018April 3, 2018
May 5, 2018May 18-24, 2018May 29, 2018
June 2, 2018July 11, 2018July 11, 2018

2018-2019 SAT Score Release Dates (U.S.)

SAT Test DateSAT Score Release Date
(Multiple Choice)
SAT Score Release Date
(Essay)
August 25, 2018September 7, 2018September 9, 2018
October 6, 2018October 19, 2018October 21, 2018
November 3, 2018November 16, 2018November 18, 2018
December 1, 2018December 14, 2018December 16, 2018
March 9, 2019March 22, 2019March 24, 2019
May 4, 2019May 17, 2019May 19, 2019
June 1, 2019July 10, 2019July 14, 2019

2017-2018 SAT Score Release Dates (International)

International Test DateInternational SAT Score Release Date
October 7, 2017October 20-26, 2017
December 2, 2017December 15-21, 2017
March 10, 2018March 23-29, 2018
May 5, 2018May 18-24, 2018

2018-2019 SAT Score Release Dates (International)

International Test DateInternational SAT Score Release Date
October 6, 2018October 19-21, 2018
December 1, 2018December 16-18, 2018
March 9, 2019March 22-24, 2019
May 4, 2019
May 17-19, 2019

Frequently Asked Questions

Why haven’t I gotten my score yet?

So you’ve reached the end of the SAT score release window…and still nothing!

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Don’t worry! Here are a few reasons that your SAT score release may have been delayed:

    Your score improvement was too large:

    If you’re retaking the SAT and end up raising your score by over 200 points in a section, or 400 points total, the College Board may double check your test for cheating. That kind of score improvement can happen (we’ve seen it!) but it’s pretty rare, so they may be taking a second look, just in case.

    You were reported for cheating:

    Maybe you did an especially dramatic eye roll during the test and someone thought you were sneaking a peek at their answers. If you weren’t cheating, everything should work out fine and your scores will just be delayed a little – but if you did cheat, it’s possible that your score will be canceled.

    Something was off with your test administration:

    The College Board has very strict rules about how the SAT is supposed to be administered. If your proctor didn’t follow the standard protocol, your SAT score release could be delayed until the College Board sorts things out.

    Your registration had some errors:

    At the beginning of the test, you’re asked to bubble in a whole bunch of information about yourself, for registration purposes. If you bubbled anything in this section incorrectly, the College Board may be having trouble finding you.

    The College Board is running behind:

    It happens! 😛

If you haven’t received your scores on time, the best thing to do is call the College Board and find out what’s up.

To the College Board from the United States, call: (866) 756-7346
For their international line, call: (212) 713-7789

What should I do if my SAT score isn’t good enough?

Don’t stress, you’ve got options!

    Retake the SAT:

    Just make sure to study first — !

    Try the ACT:

    Maybe your skill set is better suited for the ACT. Take our free SAT or ACT quiz to find out!

    Compensate with your other strengths:

    You’re more than just your SAT score! You can also impress schools with a consistently high GPA, interesting extracurriculars, glowing letters of recommendation, a strong application, and a good in-person interview. So many options!

    Look into test-optional colleges:

    More and more colleges are realizing that standardized test scores give an unfair advantage to privileged students and that your academic record is a better measure of your potential success…right now over 800 schools don’t require test scores!

    Find a school where your score IS good enough:

    There are tons of great schools out there that are happy to admit students with a below average score…you’re only a quick Google away from finding out which schools accept students with a SAT score range you currently fall into.

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Where do I find my SAT score?

You can access your SAT scores online through your College Board account. If you don’t have an account yet, learn how to . Easy enough!

What is a good SAT score?

A good SAT score depends on where you want to go to college!

All you need to do is find out the score range for your school of choice, and aim for the 75th percentile of that range — if you can score around the top 25% of what admitted students are averaging, you’ll have a good shot at acceptance.

Should I retake the SAT?

If you think you could score significantly better the second time around, you may want to retake the SAT.

And ! If you’re already a premium Clemmonsdogpark SAT student, then you’re eligible for our 150 point score guarantee, and probably a free retake extension. Email [email protected] to get more information.

Not a Clemmonsdogpark student yet? No problem. We offer online prep for the new (March 2016) version of the SAT. We’ve helped thousands of students improve their test scores, and we’d love to help you, too.

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Still have questions?

You’re probably not alone. Leave us a comment below, and we’ll do our best to answer! 🙂

About Molly Kiefer

Molly completed her undergraduate degree in Philosophy at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. She has been tutoring the SAT, GRE, and LSAT since 2014, and loves supporting her students as they work towards their academic goals. When she’s not tutoring or blogging, Molly takes long walks, makes art, and studies ethics. Molly currently lives in Northern California with her cat, who is more popular on Instagram than she is.


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