ACT Conversion to SAT: Chart comparing ACT to SAT Scores

SAT ACT Concordance

Many students now take both the ACT and SAT. Once students have their test scores, they need to determine which scores will benefit them more in the college admissions process. The ACT and the College Board conducted a concordance study to determine the relationship between ACT and SAT scores. The concordance chart below is based on the results of that study.

How to Interpret the ACT-SAT Concordance Chart

The chart below serves as a tool to find comparable ACT and SAT scores. How can you utilize this information to determine whether your child should submit ACT or SAT scores to colleges? Well, for example, if your child scored a total of 1950 on the SAT and a 28 on the ACT, according to the chart, these are comparable scores. Therefore, one score is not significantly “higher” or “lower” than the other, so your child could submit either score to colleges. However, if your child scored a total of 1900 on the SAT and a 30 on the ACT, according to the chart, your child’s ACT score is “higher” and would likely serve him or her better in the college admissions process. Therefore, it would probably be in his or her best interest to submit the ACT score to colleges.

ACT-SAT Concordance Chart

SAT Composite Score
(Math, CR & W)

ACT Composite Score

SAT Composite Score
(Math & CR only)

2400

36

1600

2340-2390

35

1540-1590

2280-2330

34

1490-1530

2220-2270

33

1440-1480

2160-2210

32

1400-1430

2100-2150

31

1360-1390

2040-2090

30

1330-1350

1980-2030

29

1290-1320

1920-1970

28

1250-1280

1860-1910

27

1210-1240

1800-1850

26

1170-1200

1740-1790

25

1130-1160

1680-1730

24

1090-1120

1620-1670

23

1050-1080

1560-1610

22

1020-1040

1500-1550

21

980-1010

1440-1490

20

940-970

1380-1430

19

900-930

1320-1370

18

860-890

1260-1310

17

820-850

1200-1250

16

770-810

1140-1190

15

720-760

1080-1130

14

670-710

1020-1070

13

620-660

960-1010

12

560-610

900-950

11

510-550

Related Topics

  • Want to learn about the key differences between the ACT and SAT? Visit our ACT vs SAT page.
  • Looking for information about how the ACT is scored? Visit our ACT Scoring page.
  • Looking for information about how the SAT is scored? Visit our SAT Scoring page.

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