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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

1600

36

1560-1590

35

1520-1550

34

1490-1510

33

1450-1480

32

1420-1440

31

1390-1410

30

1350-1380

29

1310-1340

28

1280-1300

27

1240-1270

26

1200-1230

25

1160-1190

24

1130-1150

23

1100-1120

22

1060-1090

21

1020-1050

20

980-1010

19

940-970

18

900-930

17

860-890

16

810-850

15

760-800

14

720-750

13

630-710

12

560-620

11


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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