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Learning about the SAT Scores might prove to be a tough task for students. The overall SAT test is scored on a scale of 400-1600, considering that in India, students are used to understanding scores in percentages. That is why having a data table for interpreting SAT and Subject Test scores becomes necessary. Here is how the SAT score percentage is calculated..

2020-21 SAT Score Release Schedule

SAT Test Date

Online SAT Score Release Date

College Receiving score date

August 29, 2020

Multiple-choice scores release date: September 21

SAT Essay scores release date: September 24

September 26, 2020

September 26, 2020

Multiple-choice scores release date: October 9

SAT Essay scores release date: October 12

October 23, 2020

October 3, 2020

Multiple-choice scores release date: October 16

SAT Essay scores release date: October 19

October 31, 2020

November 7, 2020

Multiple-choice scores release date: November 20

SAT Essay scores release date: November 23

December 4, 2020

December 5, 2020

Multiple-choice scores release date: December 18

SAT Essay scores release date: December 21

January 2, 2021

March 13, 2021

Multiple-choice scores release date: March 26, 2021

SAT Essay scores release date: March 29, 2021

April 10, 2021

May 8, 2021

Multiple-choice scores release date: May 21, 2021

SAT Essay scores release date: May 24, 2021

June 5, 2021

June 5, 2021

Multiple-choice scores release date: July 14, 2021

SAT Essay scores release date: July 14, 2021

July 26, 2021

SAT Score

SAT score reports consist of the following information

  • The Total Score: As the title suggests, the Total Score is the sum of the two Section Scores and this score ranges from 400 to 1600.
  • Sectional Score: The sectional score ranges from 200-800 and is based on the performance of the candidate on the Math Section and Evidence-Based Reading & Writing Sections.
  • Subscore (marks scored in each type of question): Subscores are multiple points for Reading, Writing and Language, and Math Sections, all ranging from 1 to 15. The main purpose of Sub scores is to provide additional insight into the students’ performance.
  • Essay score (if applicable): Candidates who have undertaken the SAT with the essay will have the scores for Essay Reading (2-8 points), Essay Writing (2-8 points) and Essay Analysis (2-8 points) displayed under the Essay Details tab.
  • Student’s percentile: The student’s percentile score tells you how well the student has performed his SAT exam as compared to other test takers. 

At a Glance – Components of an SAT Score Report and what they mean



Score Range

Total Score

The aggregate of the two section scores


Section Scores

Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, and Math Sections


Test Scores

Reading, Writing and Language, and Math Sections.


SAT Essay Scores


Reading, Analysis, and Writing.



These scores show how well you use your skills to analyze texts and solve problems in these subject areas.


Sub Scores

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

Writing and Language: Expression of Ideas and Standard English Conventions.

Math: Heart of Algebra, Problem Solving and Data Analysis, and Passport to Advanced Math.


SAT Subject Test Percentiles

As the term suggests, SAT Subject exam percentage ranks compare a student’s scores to other students who appeared for the same test. So for example, if a test taker's SAT Math 2 Subject Test score is 500 and if the percentile rank for 500 is 50, then this basically means that the student has done better than 50 percent of the students who took the particular test, i.e. SAT Math 2 Subject Test.

Since a different percentage of students take the different subject exams under SAT Subject Tests, hence it would be technically incorrect to compare the SAT Subject Test Chemistry Percentile with SAT Subject Test Math 2 Percentile or vice versa. Students looking to see how they have fared in the SAT Subject Test with other students can check out SAT Subject Test Percentiles 2019 and for other past years on the official CollegeBoard website – the conducting body of the SAT exam.

How to check the SAT score?

Candidates can access the SAT score report on their College Board profile.

Steps to check SAT scores

  • Step 1- Visit the College Board's site
  • Step 2- Sign in using your ID and password
  • Step 3- Click on My Organiser and go to SAT scores
  • Step 4- Click on Access My Scores and enter your username and password
  • Step 5- Go to My Test Scores
  • Step 6- Your SAT scores will appear on the screen

Students can send their score reports to the colleges using Score Choice.

How to Get SAT and Subject Test Scores

Once you are done with the SAT test, it is time to send exam scores to the universities. This is one of the most important parts of the whole application process. Most universities prefer to get the score reports directly from the College Board and not the copies of the report or score report labels on the transcripts.

When to Expect Scores

Your SAT score result will be available online around 4-5 weeks after your test date. Once the score result is available, the College Board begins sending SAT score reports to the colleges the candidate has selected, if any, at the time of registration.

Other Ways to Get Scores

Students who don’t have easy access to the Internet can check out other methods of receiving their SAT Score, these include

  • Paper Score Reports: Candidates who register by mail and don't have active College Board online accounts will receive paper score reports.
  • Scores by phone: Candidates can also receive their scores over the phone. However, they would be required to pay an extra fee for the same.
  • Candidates can also access their scores by logging into their online score report and taking a printout of the same. 

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