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how to send SAT scores?

drumgirloh4drumgirloh4 Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
edited June 2012 in Athletic Recruits
I have had multiple coaches ask me to send them my SAT scores. I've told them my scores but I guess they want an official report. I did not get the SAT results through the mail though, I got them online. So how should I send them the scores? If I send my scores through collegeboard.com, can the coaches get those scores?

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Replies to: how to send SAT scores?

  • elileoelileo Registered User Posts: 98 Junior Member
    Drumgirl, D had the same problem: she hadn't signed up to receive scores in the mail. What we did when coaches started asking for copies was to call the College Board and arrange to get the hard copies of her scores sent to us (yes, this will cost you). Those take a while to arrive. So in the meantime, she and her father went online, copied and pasted the scores and created a pdf which she then attached to emails to coaches. It was a temporary expedient and not an official report but it satisfied everyone until we got the paper copies (which we then scanned and attached to later emails).

    You should of course send scores through collegeboard.com to any college you apply to, but the admissions office will see them, not the coaches. So you might try the above suggestion, again as a stopgap only, until you can attach a scan of the official score report. Also let the coaches know that you'll be sending them the official report in due course.

    Hopefully, other CC'ers have alternate, less primitive solutions to offer! But this did work for D....
  • editoreditor Registered User Posts: 357 Member
    You should register with the NCAA Clearinghouse. Then have the College Board sent your scores to the Clearinghouse.
  • wilberry228wilberry228 Registered User Posts: 396 Member
    I just downloaded a file, I guess it was some sort of pdf, I forget how I got it but I have it saved on the desktop, I was just looking at it the other day. I don't think the coaches need the official scores to put through admissions because this is just for review. We had already sent scores through collegeboard to both the clearinghouse and the schools, but the coaches just needed a packet to put together to get the admissions offices' blessings before they could offer official visits.

    Note: sorry, just noticed elileo said almost the same thing: but we never bothered with the paper scores. The reports that we downloaded looked the same anyway, and once the admissions office gets your application and official scores, that's what they'll use anyway. We didn't send official reports to any coaches, only to admissions.
  • sherpasherpa Registered User Posts: 4,037 Senior Member
    From our experience, proof of scores wasn't needed for the preliminary discussions, but official scores were needed for official visits or likely letter.
  • SteveMASteveMA Registered User Posts: 6,079 Senior Member
    I would think that if they just want to see the scores that you could print off a screenshot of your online score. You should have had your scores sent to the NCAA Clearinghouse. I'm not sure how the access to that works for the coaches though. You can't go on any official visits without being registered for the Clearinghouse so you do need to do that anyway. It's $69 or something like that to register.
  • shannonhadleyshannonhadley Registered User Posts: 17 New Member
    My guidance counselor worked closely with me during this process and he was able to give coaches a quick call to confirm test scores and grades.
  • wilberry228wilberry228 Registered User Posts: 396 Member
    OK I checked and saw how I did it: when you're viewing the scores on the college board website, there's a button that says 'print my scores' or something similar. When you click that, it opens a PDF and you can save that. It says right across the top that it's not an official score report, but it should be enough to show the coaches for the preliminary approvals.
  • techmom13techmom13 Registered User Posts: 54 Junior Member
    Once you have the pdf file downloaded, if you only want the college only see a portion of it (if they super scores and only require the highest section), you can extract the page you need. To do this, you will need Adobe Acrobat Professional, not the Reader version.
  • runner2411runner2411 Registered User Posts: 48 Junior Member
    I took a screen shot and sent it to my coaches.

    Also, this is kind of on topic. Some coaches want me to fax them my test scores. Does anyone here know how?? I'm really confused
  • editoreditor Registered User Posts: 357 Member
    runner2411, you can print out your scores and fax them to the coach.
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