The College Board is the organization responsible for record keeping of students' SAT scores. A given score is referred to as "active" until June of the year following the academic year of the examination, after which point it becomes categorized as "archived." Whether you require them for your personal records or for applying to an educational institution, there are several ways of obtaining a copy of your SAT scores. Which method you choose will depend on how long ago you took the test and whether you require an expedited delivery.
Receive active scores at your home address by mail approximately five weeks following the test. This service is available free of charge to everyone who registers to take the SAT.
View your active scores online by logging in to your collegeboard.com account. Access the page titled "For Students" of the College Board website (see Resources for link) and enter your user name and password in the "My Organizer" section. Click on the "Sign Up" link in the same section if you do not already have an account. You will need to provide your and your parents' contact information, your birth date and graduation date to sign up. Once signed in to your account, you can view your scores for various SAT tests and any schools that you forwarded the scores.
Order a copy of archived scores by mail. To do this, download the "Archived Score Report Order" form (see Resources) from the College Board website using Adobe Reader. Print the form, complete, and mail it to the SAT Program office address noted on the form. Be sure to enclose the required payment, which consists of a $9.50 score report fee and a retrieval fee of either $21 for tests taken before October 2002, $28 for those before 1990, or $33 for those before 1975 (prices as of 2009).
Order a report of archived scores by telephone. Contact the Customer Service department of the SAT program (see Resources for contact information) and indicate where to have the archived scores sent. Provide the representative with your current address, birth date, registration number and date of the examination, as well as a credit card number and its expiration date.
- Plan in advance by familiarizing yourself with each institution's deadline for receiving scores.
- Rush reporting of archived scores can only be requested via telephone and is available at an additional cost.
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