How to send SAT scores to Colleges?
How to send SAT scores to Colleges? - Scholastic Assessment Test or SAT scores are used for admissions to colleges and Colleges in various countries like the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Singapore and many other countries. So, if the students want to provide proof of their college readiness, they can do so by sharing the SAT scores with the Colleges. The candidates can send the SAT scores to Colleges in two ways, the first option is available at free of cost and the second option is regular score reports in which the candidates are required to pay some amount of fees. Furthermore, the College Board gives the option of score choice, meaning you are given the option to choose which SAT score you want to send and or whatnot. Read this article to know how to send SAT scores to Colleges and different types of score reports.
How to send SAT scores to colleges for Free? (Method - 1)
Before the start of the test, the candidates will have the option to give the names of up to 4 Colleges with which they want to share the SAT scores.
However, this option also remains available for 9 days from the date of the SAT test. In case the candidates have already made their mind and are confident that they will score well in the test, then only it is advised to provide the names of the universities before the start of the test.
Since the option of sending the score will be available for 9 days from the date of the test, it is better to take time and use this option more wisely.
Important things to remember before you send SAT score to Colleges
Students need not pay any additional dollar for sending the score to 4 Colleges. The fee is adjusted with the registration fee.
If you are sending the score for free, you will not have the option of score choice if you have appeared in SAT in recent times.
You can give the name universities /colleges in between the time registration and 9 days after the test.
Sending scores early won’t benefit you additionally, so you can take your time.
The SAT score will be sent to the Colleges within 10 days after the release of the SAT result.
You can change your university/college choices only up to 9 days from the publish date. After that, you will need to pay an additional fee.
How to send SAT scores to Colleges - Regular score reports (Method - 2)
Candidates can request additional score reports on payment of prescribed fees. This comes under the regular score report. The additional score report is requested in the following scenario.
The candidate wants to send SAT scores to more than 4 Colleges.
If the candidate has not provided the names of the universities within 9 days from the date of the test.
Candidates will need to follow the steps mentioned below to send the SAT scores to the Colleges.
Login to your CollegeBoard account
Check the dashboard for the most recent SAT score
Click on the additional score reports option
Search the name of the university/college with which you want to share the SAT score
Click on Continue option, you will get an option to choose what SAT score you want to send to the Colleges
The default option will be ‘All scores’. However, you can select the score you want to send by the name of the test date.
Review your order and make your payment for the score sharing.
How to send SAT score by mail
The candidates can also send the SAT scores by mail. The College Board provides an application form for additional score report, candidates need to fill the form and mail it to the College Board for additional reports.
Download - SAT Additional Score Report Order Form
How to send SAT score by phone call
The College Board has provided the facility to send the SAT score on phone calls. Candidates can use the following contact information to send the additional score reports.
College Board Customer Service - 866-756-7346 (toll free) or 212-713-7789 (international)
How to send SAT score to Colleges - Fees to be paid
Registration score reports
Four registration score reports available up to 9 days after test date
Additional score report request
Reports (over and above the four free options),
or score reports ordered outside of the above time period
Scores by phone
Scores by phone are sent at the same time as online scores.
(This includes sending scores to colleges)
When and What SAT score details are shared with the Colleges
The College Board shares the SAT scores within a few weeks after the request is made by the candidates. The score report shared with the Colleges includes the following information.
Total and section scores that have been converted to College Board’s 400–1600-point scale for all SAT Program tests.
A copy of the essay if the candidate has taken the SAT with Essay.
Past SAT scores added to the candidate’s College Board account. However, the Score choice option allows the candidate to send the SAT scores of his choice.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - How to send SAT scores to Colleges?
Question: Can I send SAT score to the Colleges at free of cost?
You can send SAT score to a maximum of 4 Colleges at free of cost. However, for this, you will need to choose the universities/Colleges anytime between the date of registration and 9 days after the exam.
Question: Will I get the score choice option while sending the SAT score at free of cost?
No, the score choice option will not be available while sending the SAT score at free of cost.
Question: Can I choose not to send my prior SAT scores while making additional score reports?
Yes, the score choice option allows the candidates to select the SAT scores they want to share. In doing so, you may choose not to send a particular SAT score.
Question: Can I change my choice of Colleges given at the time of registration for SAT score sharing?
Yes, you can make changes in your preferred choices. However, this facility will be available until 9 days after the exam.
Question: Can I order additional SAT score through a phone call?
Yes, you can order an additional report through a phone call. However, you will need to pay an additional fee for ordering the SAT score by a phone call.
Questions related to SAT
What is the total expense for UG course in USA after writing SAT ? Is any scholarship available?
the expenses for UG course in USA depends upon the university for which your going to take admission but still on an average your tuition fee expenses will vary from $10,000 to $30,000 per year, now if it is about living expenses so it will vary from $700 to $1,000 including your all facilities of food, travel, book, room, board, clothing, etc. Now if it is about SAT score so yes there will be good scholarship for you if you are score is very good that means you may consider scholarship if your score lies between 1200 to 1600 which is really a good score now this scholarship vary from University to University.
Best of luck.
How large of a role do SAT scores play in admissions?
It depends on the score cutoff range. College has limited seats for a degree so they put bar in the tent of mark or percentage for admission. They try to select possible number of candidates as per the seat matrix.
In short , entrance exam score is selection criteria for admission into a college. The better you score there is high chance of getting admission.
Hope it helps!
Is an outstanding SAT score alone enough to get into MIT or Stanford University for UG courses?
Farhan, your higher secondary board scores i.e your GPA range and your rank will also greatly contribute to your admission process in along with a good SAT score.
You should check the official website links of the two colleges for more information
Can I take any course after SAT or it depends on my 12th grade subjects ?
Thank you for your query. You can take any course after SAT and it does not depend on the 12th grade subjects you have studied.
All the best
I have done my BDS from Bangalore. Will SAT, IELTs, and TOEFL be of any use for doing my MDS in foreign??
Yes , your mentioned exams SAT, TOFEL, IELTS will be helpful for getting into foreign universities for MDS , almost all Universities in maximum countries require one English language proficiency test which may be either TOFEL or IELTS , now it's your choice which one you will go for and now if it is about SAT so in such it is not mandatory but majority of University accept your admission through SAT exam also, while apart from this some other exams are also accepted for admission in foreign universities .
Best of luck.