If you don’t feel good about how you did on the test, you can always cancel your SAT® scores. But before you come to any conclusions, it is important to analyze whether there is an actual need for canceling the scores. Once you decide in favor of score cancellation, the next thing is knowing your options. In this blog, we will discuss everything about canceling SAT scores and the consequences of missing the score cancellation deadline.
Canceling SAT Scores
You have until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the Thursday after your testing date to request a score cancellation. Once you request to cancel your SAT score, your results cannot be recovered or sent to colleges.
If you encountered any technical difficulties during the test, notify your proctor right away. In such a case, you should mention on the cancellation form which section of the test was specifically affected by the technological failure, otherwise, all the test scores from the given testing day will be canceled.
To cancel SAT scores, you need to know:
✔ Your test date
✔ Your registration number
✔ Your test center number
✔ The test center’s name
There are multiple ways to cancel SAT scores:
- At the testing location, you may request a SAT Score Cancellation Form immediately after finishing your exam.
- You can also fill out the form and send it via mail:
|SAT Score Cancellation |
P.O. Box 6228
Princeton, NJ 08541
|Or||SAT Score Cancellation|
1425 Lower Ferry Road
Ewing, NJ 08618
Remember that your Score Cancellation Form requires your signature and will not be accepted if the signature is missing. Details of how to mail or fax the form can be found on the College Board® website or on the request form itself. Be sure to read the instructions carefully and use an overnight shipping option when you send out the form via mail.
How many times can I cancel my scores?
There is no set limit. However, remember that each cancellation means taking the SAT again to get your expected score, thus increasing your financial burdens.
What if I missed the deadline to cancel my SAT score?
Unfortunately, if you missed the cancellation deadline, you cannot stop your scores from being sent to colleges.
Can I still cancel my scores if I took the test with accommodations?
Yes, you can! However, the deadline for canceling your scores for students who take the SAT with accommodations is the Monday after the test date.
Can the colleges I apply to see the scores I’ve canceled?
No, neither you nor the colleges you have applied to will be able to see the scores you have canceled.
Be sure to check out our SAT scoring guide to understand in detail how each section on SAT is graded and how your final SAT score is calculated.