SAT Scores

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The SAT is the world’s most well-accepted university admission test used all around the world. Millions of students globally take the SAT. Now you can take one admission test, the SAT and be eligible for multiple universities. SAT exam is conducted 7 times per year depending upon the place. It is held at least 5 times a year in most countries.

SAT Scores

SAT Score

Now when you have successfully appeared in SAT exam and now waiting for the sat score, you need to know details regarding SAT score. This article will help you to know each point regarding SAT score. The information below will give you answers to the questions regarding the SAT score.

When can students get their SAT score?

SAT scores are typically viewable online starting 13 days after your test date and if you have attempted essay also then you will have to wait for 15 days. An important point to remember is that the summer test date in June takes about five-week.

What are the components in the SAT score?

SAT score reports consist of the following information

  1. The Total Score: 

This is the overall sat  Score. It is the sum of the two Section Scores and this score ranges from 400 to 1600.

  1. Sectional Score:

Sectional scores are the individual scores for the two main sections of the SAT: Evidence-Based Reading & Writing Sections and math. Each of these sections is scored out of 800.

  1. Subscore : 

Subscore contains 4 subscores for skill areas in Reading and Writing and 3 for skill areas in Math. It ranges between 1 and 15

  1. Essay score (if attempted): 

Candidates who have attempted for the SAT with the essay will have the scores for Essay Reading, Writing and Analysis. The score ranges from 2-8 points for each unit displayed under the Essay Details head.

  1. Student’s percentile:

The student’s percentile scores hows,  how good the candidate has performed his SAT exam as compared to another candidate of the SAT exam.

For more clarity you can read out the below table:



 Score Range 

Total Score

 The aggregate of both the section scores


Section Scores

 Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, and Math Sections 


Sub Scores

 Reading and Writing and Language: Command of Evidence and Words in Context. Writing and Language 


 SAT Essay Scores 


 Reading, Analysis, and Writing


What is a Good SAT Score?

 Top SAT Scores (in top 10%)





 Competitive SAT score (in top 25%) 





 Average SAT score (in top 50%)





 Below Average SAT score


500 or less


 510 or less 

*EBRW = Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

What is the validity of the SAT score?

The validity of your SAT score is for a period of 5 years, from the day of the declaration of your SAT Results.

How SAT Scores are available?

The College Board starts to send SAT score reports to the colleges when it is available. The candidate may choose 4 colleges, at the time of registration to send their SAT score. SAT scores are sent to 4 colleges for free, additional fees are charged for sending to more colleges.

How can students verify SAT Score?

  • Students can request Score Verification for a charge, in case they are not satisfied with their scores.
  • The request can be made to five months after the test date.
  • A booklet with SAT questions and answered marked by the student is provided.
  • In some cases, the entire answer sheet is scored again manually.
  • If any errors are found in the scoring, the verification charges are refunded.
  • The scores updated automatically after the verification.
  • Students can request this service online or by mail by filling the SAT Score Verification form.

What is Superscore?

It is a process where colleges do not take into consideration the scores of one particular date rather they take into account the students’ highest section scores from all the SAT exams which the candidate has attempted.  In other words, colleges consider the candidate’s highest Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (EBRW) score and highest Math score and merge them to get the overall score.

What to do if you are facing difficulty accessing your released scores?

You may need to take the following steps:

  1. You may need to update your account information. Log in to the student score portal and follow the directions to verify your account on the College Board site.
  2. Log in to the student score portal and know how to verify your account using your registration number from the SAT or Subject Tests
  3. Did you have another account on College Board?  Log out of that account and log in using the current account.
  4. If you want old scores, call to request old scores. But for that, you will have to pay a fee.
  5. Educators who need help should go to the K–12 portal’s help page on the College Board’s official website

How to set an SAT score Goal?

Start by making a list of the average test scores of all the college on your list

Check this against what you scored on your practice test. If you’re falling short of just a few points, you know you can study and bridge that gap. Comparing your scores and the average scores of your shortlisted colleges will help you get a realistic SAT score goal for you to achieve.