SAT – Accepted Data File Layout
This file is Text format (.TXT)
- This file is a TXT file provided by College Board.
- NOTE: SAT does provide an .xlsx COHORT File. This file CANNOT be loaded into the file center.
- File cannot be compressed or zipped.
- File name cannot contain spaces.
- When naming files, only use letters, numbers, dashes or underscores.
- Different file layouts exist for this type of file; you must choose the time period and/or year the data file was obtained.
- If your data is not present after uploading your file, you may re-upload and choose a different time period.
SAT – Data File – TXT Option
Selecting TXT files for upload into OnDataSuite – We do not accept CSV
The college board provides SAT data files in two file formats (.txt and.csv) for each score release. For upload into the OnDataSuite file center please locate and upload the .txt file into the SAT file center area. Do not upload both.
After you have saved the file locally, please note where it is located and DO NOT open the file prior to uploading into the system. From within the file center upload process, search for the file location and select the unopened file.
Screenshot of College Board SAT (.TXT) file download option
May 18, 2022
Attention OnSync SAT users. As of May 2022 we have been receiving tickets associated with OnSync not functioning with College Board. In some cases this has been due to the College Board forcing passwords to be updated for the accounts our clients are using. If this is happening to you, please follow the steps in this Knowledge Base Article link to update your OnSync SAT login credentials.
SAT Automatic Sync to College Board SAT Files
As of October 2020 OnDataSuite has created a new OnSync / SAT connector that will pull SAT files directly from the College Board Online portal into the OnDataSuite File Center via API.
For more information on how this works visit the OnSync section of this manual by clicking this link
OnSync – SAT
Where to locate your SAT Data files
Your SAT files can be downloaded directly from your college board portal page.
https://k12reports.collegeboard.org/login (As of 04/28/2017)
Current Data file format accepted by OnDataSuite into file center (As of 09/28/2021)
The 2021-22 college board data file format that OnDataSuite is accepting can be located at the following link: pdf_data-layout-sat-subject-tests-esr-2021-22
Prior Year(s) data file format links
The 2019-20 college board data file format that OnDataSuite is accepting can be located at the following link: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/pdf/data-layout-sat-subject-tests-esr.pdf
More information about your SAT scores
For more information about when and where to get your scores, help understanding your scores, quick facts about your SAT scores and file layout crosswalks and data layouts you can visit the college board website here: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/k12-educators/score-reports/electronic-score-data (As of 04/28/2017)
For additional information about SAT calendar release dates visit the college board score release schedule here: