SAT Results And Scores
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SAT Results And Scores

RARachit Agrawal
Updated OnJul 10, 2020

SAT Result and Scores

SAT exam stands for Scholastic Aptitude Test and is majorly used across the United States for under graduation courses. SAT exam results are declared in around 17-22 days of giving the examination. After the results are out, one can send the score to the following universities and wait for the call. The results are out in parts like the aptitude part, the result is declared in 13 days whereas the essay part takes 15-17 days.

SAT Test Results

SAT test results are declared within 3 weeks of the examination. There are two major sections in the examination namely maths and reading/writing. Each section has a weightage of 800 marks each making a total score of 1600. The average score of the test ranges anywhere from 990-1010. Scores in this range and above can help one get a reputed institute in the United States for under graduation courses.

Table of top scores from the past year:

Top maths score

Top reading/ writing score

790

785

788

780

785

785

SAT Result Date

The SAT examination is one examination that is held many times in a year which helps students to preferably choose the date and give the examination. As exams are held more than once a year, the result dates all change depending on it.

List of SAT exams and their list is mentioned below through which one can refer and choose the one which suits them perfectly.

SAT examination date (2020)

Multiple-choice result (2020)

Essay result (2020)

College get the scores by (2020)

14th March

27th March

30th March 

11th April

2nd May

15th May

18th May

30th May

6th June

15th June

15th June

30th June

29th August

11th September

15th September

26th September

3rd October

14th October

17th October

31st October

7th November

20th November

24th November

2nd December

5th December

18th December

21st December

2nd January 2021

SAT Subject Test Result Dates

As we know that SAT results are declared subject or section-wise, the release date of the sections is different. These scores are sent to the college and after that one receives a call from the college regarding the admissions depending upon the SAT scores. These results are usually declared within 20 days of the examination and the college receives the score by almost 1 month of the examination.

Here’s a table showing the exam dates and the result dates (section wise) for various SAT exams happening this year

SAT examination date (2020)

Multiple-choice result (2020)

Essay result (2020)

College get the scores by (2020)

14th March

27th March

30th March 

11th April

2nd May

15th May

18th May

30th May

6th June

15th June

15th June

30th June

29th August

11th September

15th September

26th September

3rd October

14th October

17th October

31st October

7th November

20th November

24th November

2nd December

5th December

18th December

21st December

2nd January 2021

 

FAQs

1. Can I Cancel My Scores?

Yes. If you finish the test and think you want to cancel your scores, you should ask the test supervisor for a "Request to Cancel Test Scores" form. You can submit the completed form immediately at the testing center, or you can think about it for a day or two before mailing it to ETS. However, ETS must receive your request form no later than the Wednesday after the test.

2. How Important Are SAT Scores?

The weight placed on SAT scores varies from school to school. Colleges and universities also consider high school grade point average and academic transcript, letters of recommendation, interviews, and personal essays when deciding on admissions. In addition, virtually all U.S. colleges and universities will accept ACT scores in lieu of SAT scores. For more specific information about the weight of your scores, contact the admissions offices of the schools to which you will apply.

3. Where Does The SAT Come From?

…from a dark and cold place. Not really. It comes from the Educational Testing Service (ETS). ETS is paid by The College Board to create the test. Both groups are private companies.

4. When Should I Start Prepping?

Give yourself 5 to 12 weeks to prepare for the SAT. If you prep with us during the summer, we'll give you a free full–length practice test and wrap–up course session right before your test in the fall. Learn about our SAT prep courses. And if you're confused about when to take the SAT, we can help. Learn more about SAT dates.

5. How Do I Register for the SAT?

SAT registration deadlines fall approximately 5 weeks before each test date. To register by mail, fill out the registration form in the College Board's Bulletin for the SAT Program. You can get a free copy of this publication from your school counselor. Or you can call ETS at 609–771–7600 and they'll send you one free of charge. You can also register online at www.collegeboard.com.

6. Am I allowed to use a calculator?

Yes, but it is not required.

7. What is Score Choice?

This policy allows students to choose which scores to report, by test date. 

What's the catch?

No catch, but since many colleges will take the highest math, highest reading, and highest writing scores, it may remain in your best interests to release all of your test scores.

8. What is the validity of my SAT/ACT score?

It is generally said that the SAT/ACT score is valid for five years. However, it is advisable for a student to provide the SAT/ACT score which is not more than 2 years old.

9. How long does it take to receive my SAT/ACT score?

Official score reports are normally released within 2-3 weeks after each test date. In case, you opt for the writing test (essay), you can expect to receive the scores within 3-5 weeks of your test date.

10. How will I send my scores to the colleges/universities?

Scores are sent directly to the colleges/universities that you specify during your registration process. Colleges/ Universities accept only those scores that are sent by Collegeboard (for SAT) or the ACT (for ACT). You are not required to send any hardcopy or photocopy of your score report directly to the college/university.

11. Can I choose the SAT/ACT score that I want the colleges/universities to see (in case of multiple attempts)?

Yes! A feature called 'Score choice' allows you to decide which SAT score/s you would like to send to colleges, at no additional cost. Even ACT gives you the option to report ONLY the scores from the test date you designate, not any other test scores.

12. How do I register for my SAT/ACT?

Both the SAT and the ACT require you to register online for the test.

SAT: https://sat.collegeboard.org/register/

ACT: http://www.actstudent.org/regist/

The registration fee for taking the SAT/ACT are:

SAT without essay: $92

ACT without essay:$79.50

SAT with essay: $103.50

ACT with essay: $96.60

13. What if I don’t know which colleges I’m going to apply to?

You should still consider taking Subject Tests in case you decide on colleges or programs that do require or recommend them. You don’t want to have to try to schedule tests at the last minute. And remember, even colleges that don’t require or recommend Subject Tests may consider them as part of your application.

14. What if the colleges that I’m interested in don’t require Subject Test scores?

You may still want to take Subject Tests in the subjects that you excel in and submit those scores. Many colleges may still consider Subject Tests when reviewing your application, since they give a more complete picture of your academic background and show your readiness to focus on a specific major or program of study. Subject Tests can also help you place into the right college courses.

15. Does Score Choice apply to SAT Subject Tests?

Yes. Visit Score Choice to learn more.

16. What is a good score in SAT 2019?

Ans- SAT examination is one of the most popular tests given to get admission to major universities in the US for under graduation programs. A good score in the examination depends on how the paper was and how well others have done it. The average score in SAT ranges from around 990-1010. A good score on the SAT will be anything above 1200 in 2019 when there are high competition and a tough fight to get top colleges.

17. What is a good SAT score?

Ans- A good SAT score is a score that can help students to get admission into one of the best colleges in the US. Admission depends on much more than the SAT result but one can at least check that out by scoring a good score in the examination. Anything above 1200 is considered a good score in the SAT examination and may help students to get admission into a good college.

18. How can one check their SAT score?

Ans- The SAT result is sent to the registered email id of the student. If not received, when can go to the official SAT website and in the options click the one saying my test results. This helps students to get results of all the past SAT exams they have given and this helps to improve their performance.

19. What is the lowest acceptable SAT score?

Ans- The lowest acceptable SAT score is when one scores 200 points in both maths and reading/writing section. This means that a total of 400 is the lowest acceptable score. Still, this score closes a lot of opportunities for the aspirant as this score is not acceptable by the majority of the university and one may not get the course/program of their choice.

20. Can one score 0 in SAT?

Ans- It is not possible to score 0 in an SAT exam as the lowest score one can score is 400 which means 200 in maths and 200 in English. Even if one leaves the examination, this is the lowest one can get. But the percentile of people scoring 400 is even less than people scoring a perfect 1600. Thus, the chances of scoring such low are very narrow.

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Rachit Agrawal
Study Abroad Expert & Co-Founder @ AdmitKard
Rachit believes in the power of education and has studied from the top institutes of IIIT Allahabad, IIM Calcutta, and Francois Rabelias in France. He has worked as Software Developer with Microsoft and Adobe. Post his MBA, he worked with the world's # 1 consulting firm, The Boston Consulting Group across multiple geographies US, South-East Asia and Europe.