When Do SAT Scores Come Out? SAT Release Dates for 2022-23
After completing an SAT test, we understand that you are extremely eager to find out your results. If you are a senior, you may also be anxious to know how quickly your prospective colleges can receive your results. This blog has you covered on both fronts as we answer the question: when do SAT scores come out in the 2022-23 school year?
When are SAT scores available in 2022-23?
In a typical administration, test scores will be available 13 days after the test was administered. What follows is a chart of expected administration, release, and college sending dates for the 2022-23 academic year.
|SAT Test Date||SAT Score Release Date (Expected)||Date that Colleges Receive Scores (Expected)|
|August 27, 2022||September 9, 2022||September 19, 2022|
|October 1, 2022||October 14, 2022||October 24, 2022|
|November 5, 2022||November 18, 2022||November 28, 2022|
|December 3, 2022||December 16, 2022||December 26, 2022|
|March 11, 2023||March 24, 2023||April 3, 2023|
|May 6, 2023||May 19, 2023||May 29, 2023|
|June 3, 2023||June 16, 2023||June 26, 2023|
What time do SAT scores come out?
While most scores will be uploaded in a timely fashion, do not be alarmed if your score ends up not being uploaded on the first possible hour. Straight from the College Board: “On score release day, about half the students will be able to see their scores online by 8 a.m. ET; the other half will typically see them no later than 8 p.m. ET. We’ll email you when your scores are ready so you won’t need to check throughout the day.”
What day do SAT scores come out?
As you know, SAT exams around the country are administered on Saturday mornings. In general, SAT results come on the second Friday after the testing date.
What if I took the SAT as part of an SAT School Day?
While the majority of American students still take the SAT on Saturday mornings, an increasing number of high schools now offer what is known as SAT School Day. These tests, which are administered during an actual school day, will take the College Board longer to score. The dates for the 2022-23 school year are as follows:
|SAT School Day Date||Most Scores Available|
|October 12, 2022||November 2, 2022|
|October 27, 2022||November 17, 2022|
|March 1, 2023||March 23, 2023|
|March 22, 2023||April 14, 2023|
|April 12, 2023||May 3, 2023|
|April 25, 2023||May 18, 2023|
How Do I send my SAT score to colleges?
Students have the chance to indicate which colleges they would like to receive their test scores on test day. Otherwise, you may need to send an official SAT Score Report at some point in the future.
How quickly will colleges receive my scores?
The College Board generally sends scores to any selected colleges within ten days of when the individual receives their scores. View the previous chart for specific dates in the 2022-23 testing cycle.
How do I view my SAT scores?
For these steps, we go right to the directions from the College Board themselves:
- Go to the Student Score Report home page. You’ll need to sign into your College Board account to view this page. Once you’re signed in, your most recent score should be shown at the top of the page. Below that, you should see all your previous SAT® and PSAT-related assessment scores.
- Click on a score to see your detailed score report.
You can also click “My Score Reports“ in the top-of-page navigation and select a score report from the drop-down menu.
You will see your total score, score by section, and the percentile score in the percentiles for your overall score and subscores. This means you will be able to see how your results compare to other students who took the SAT that same day.
Do I need to save a copy of my SAT score report?
Your College Board account will maintain a downloadable version of your school report. This can be accessed anytime. There is no need to save anything or “print the internet.” Some colleges require that you send official copies of your SAT during the application. However, many schools in 2022-23 allow you to self-report your scores.
What browser is best for viewing SAT score results?
The College Board recommends using the latest version of Google Chrome or Safari whenever possible. However, Firefox and Edge will usually work just fine too.
What to do while you are waiting
If you are a sophomore or a junior, the post-SAT time period can be an excellent chance to:
- Study for school-based exams.
- Begin studying for a potential retake of the SAT/ACT.
- Ramp up your college search (we highly recommend our free Dataverse)
When do SAT scores come out? – Other SAT resources on the College Transitions website
We wish all of you the best of luck as you await your SAT results and hope that you hit your target score, whether that is a 1050, a 1300, or a 1570! In the interim, you may wish to check out some of our other blogs related to standardized testing:
- How Many AP Courses Should I Take?
- Where Should I Take AP Courses Online?
- When Should I Take the SAT for the First Time?
- What is an SAT/ACT Superscore?
- Should I Apply Test-Optional to College?
Dave has over a decade of professional experience that includes work as a teacher, high school administrator, college professor, and independent educational consultant. He is a co-author of the books The Enlightened College Applicant (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016) and Colleges Worth Your Money (Rowman & Littlefield, 2020).