When Do SAT Scores Come Out? Digital SAT Release Dates for 2024

March 18, 2024

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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 2024 school year? We’ll also cover what date and time SAT scores are released, when SAT scores are sent to colleges, and how to access & send your scores.


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When do SAT scores come out in 2024?

In a typical administration, you’ll be able to view your SAT score 13 days after you take the test. Below, you’ll find a chart of expected administration, release, and college sending dates for the 2024 academic year.

SAT Test Date SAT Score Release Date Date that Colleges Receive Scores (Expected)
March 9, 2024 March 22, 2024 April 1, 2024
May 4, 2024 May 17, 2024 May 27, 2024
June 1, 2024 June 14, 2024 June 24, 2024

Wondering about the rest of 2024? Here are the anticipated SAT test and release dates for the rest of the year, although they are subject to change:

Anticipated SAT Test Date SAT Score Release Date (Anticipated) Date that Colleges Receive Scores (Anticipated)
August 24, 2024 September 6, 2024 September 16, 2024
October 5, 2024 October 18, 2024 October 28, 2024
November 2, 2024 November 15, 2024 November 25, 2024
December 7, 2024 December 20, 2024 December 30, 2024

What day do SAT scores come out?

If you take the test on a Saturday, you should receive your SAT results on the second Friday after the testing date.

What time do SAT scores come out?

While most scores will be uploaded by 8 a.m. ET on release day, do not be alarmed if your score is not uploaded in the first possible hour. Straight from the College Board: “We stagger the score distribution to enable easy access due to the large number of students (millions) accessing their results. However, all scores are generally available by 8 p.m. ET on release day.”

Although the time that you receive your SAT scores may vary, rest assured that you will receive it as soon as possible.

What if I took the SAT as part of an SAT School Day?

While most 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, take the College Board longer to score. As a result, if you take the SAT School Day exam, you should receive your results within 3-4 weeks. However, your school counselor receives your test results first, so they may provide them to you earlier.

The testing weeks and score release dates for the 2024 school year are as follows:

SAT School Day Testing Week Most Scores Available Date that Colleges Receive Scores (Expected)
March 4-15, 2024 April 4, 2024 April 14, 2024
March 18-29, 2024 April 18, 2024 April 28, 2024
April 1-12, 2024 May 2, 2024 May 12, 2024
April 15-26, 2024 May 16, 2024 May 26, 2024

How do I send my SAT score to colleges?

When you register, you’ll have the chance to indicate which colleges you’d like to receive your test scores. If you don’t have your college list nailed down yet, no worries—you can send official SAT Score Reports directly from your College Board account later. To do this, you’ll navigate to the “Send SAT Scores” page, select which institutions you’d like to share your scores with, and then select which testing dates you’d like to send.

Keep in mind that some colleges require you to send all scores while others allow you to choose specific dates. However, you cannot send individual Math or Reading scores—you have to send the entire score for each date. If your colleges superscore, they will do so during the admissions process.

How quickly will colleges receive my scores?

The College Board generally sends scores to any selected colleges within ten days of score release. For specific dates in the 2024 testing cycle, you can view the previous chart.

How do I view my SAT scores?

For these steps, we go right to the directions from the College Board themselves:

  1. 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. To see all your previous SAT® and PSAT-related assessment scores, you can click on “Show Additional Scores.”
  2. Click “See Score Details” for more information, like score comparisons and percentile ranks.

In the report, you will see your total score and score by section. Additionally, you’ll see the percentile score 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 score report. This can be accessed anytime. Accordingly, 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 2024-25 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).

If you are a senior, try not to dedicate too much of your energy to wondering about your potential score! Instead, you can:

  • Focus on your classes—GPA and course rigor are two of the most important factors in the college admissions process.
  • Work on your college essays.
  • Begin filling out your college applications.

When Are SAT Scores Released? – Other SAT Resources

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: