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SAT to ACT Conversion Chart: Convert Your SAT Scores to ACT Scores

It’s becoming increasingly common for students to take both the SAT and the ACT in preparation for the college admissions process. The ACT and the College Board conducted a study to determine the relationship between ACT scores and SAT scores. The ACT & SAT Conversion Chart below is based on the results of that study.

How to Interpret the ACT-SAT Conversion Chart

The chart below can be a handy tool for determining whether it’s in your child’s best interest to submit ACT scores or New SAT scores to a school. For example, if your child scored a total of 1250 on the SAT and a 26 on the ACT, according to the chart, these are comparable scores. Since neither score is significantly “higher” or “lower” than the other, your child could submit either score (or both) to colleges. If, however, your child scored a total of 1130 on the SAT and a 27 on the ACT, according to the chart, your child’s ACT score is “higher” and would likely be a better score to submit to colleges.

SAT and ACT Conversion Chart

New SAT Composite Score

ACT Composite Score

1570-1600

36

1530-1560

35

1490-1520

34

1450-1480

33

1420-1440

32

1390-1410

31

1360-1380

30

1330-1350

29

1300-1320

28

1260-1290

27

1230-1250

26

1200-1220

25

1160-1190

24

1130-1150

23

1100-1120

22

1060-1090

21

1030-1050

20

990-1020

19

960-980

18

920-950

17

880-910

16

830-870

15

780-820

14

730-770

13

690-720

12

650-680

11

620-640

10

590-610

9


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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